Friday Fun | Summer Vacation Reading Picks

June 23rd, 2017

Sunblock? Check. Towel? Check. Snacks? Check. Reading material? We’ve got you covered! Summer is officially here, and before you pack up your travel bags, make sure your TBR pile is properly stocked. Below are the Litfuse Chicks’ summer vacation picks!


Audra’s Picks

A Woman Overwhelmed by Hayley DiMarco 

When don’t I feel overwhelmed? Seems like vacation might be a good time to figure out how to deal with that since prepping to go on vacation and catching up from what I missed overwhelms me the most! (You can sign-up for this tour now!)

Rule of Law by Randy Singer 

I’ve started on the book since we’ll be touring it in the fall, but I haven’t been able to finish it yet. Randy Singer is one of my favorite go-to authors for legal thrillers. This book is based, in part, on true stories and is very relevant in relationship to what’s going on in the world today.

A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow 

Speaking of legal thrillers, Robert Whitlow is another of my favorites. This story is also relevant in regards to race relations in the US.


Caitlin’s Picks

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

Hillary’s last series quickly became one of my favorites, so when I heard she was creating a modern version of Sense and Sensibility set in Austin, Texas, I knew I needed to read it ASAP. Just as a disclaimer, I’ve already dug in (and love it).

Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave

I will never forget the feeling of shock I had at the end of the first chapter of Laura’s book Eight Hundred Grapes, so I can only hope I’ll experience that again with Laura’s new book (out next month).

Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter:

I always enjoy Denise’s books and have become a big fan of hers throughout the years. Her books are always my favorite to take with me on vacation, and she weaves such a good romantic storyline. (Oh, and fun fact, I grew up about an hour from the city where Denise lives.)


Elizabeth’s Picks

The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

Karen is an author after my own heart! I would love to visit all the national parks in the U.S.. Each time I make it to a new park, I make sure to visit the visitor center and snag a retro-inspired postcard or magnet. When I saw Karen had a vintage national parks series in the works, I couldn’t wait to dig in. I’ve had the joy of visiting Mt Rainier in both the winter and summer months, and it is magnificent year-round. I just started The Road to Paradise and have so enjoyed remembering the sights and sounds of Mt Rainier as I read.

True to You by Becky Wade

I’ve been a fan of Becky’s since My Stubborn Heart. We recently wrapped up the tour for Becky Wade’s True to You, the first book in the Bradford Sisters Romance series. I am excited to embark on her latest series and meet the sisters!

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

Katherine Reay captured my attention with her debut novel, Dear Mr. Knightley, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Her clever writing and thoughtful character development make each book special and hard to put down! Next up on my list, A Portrait of Emily Price! P.S. Be on the lookout for her next release in November 2017, The Austen Escape

What books are YOU bringing on vacation?

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Elizabeth Hanson

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Elizabeth is the Chick of All Trades here at Litfuse. When she is not managing blogs or designing graphics for Litfuse clients, you might find with her head in a book or camera in hand, or you just may find her exploring the outdoors, making a mess with a new craft, or experimenting in the kitchen.