Vacations to warmer climates haunt our dreams during winter. Yet we can always travel somewhere through a book. Enjoy these “hot” titles for a mini stay-cation during the cold weather.
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
“…The High Mountains of Portugal—part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable—offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humor, and endless surprise, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century—and through the human soul…”
Check out the Goodreads’ review here.
Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
“Thrown to the waves, and to fate, the bottle could have ended up anywhere. Instead, it is found just three weeks after it begins its journey. Theresa Osborne, divorced and the mother of a twelve-year-old son, picks it up during a seaside vacation from her job as a Boston newspaper columnist… Challenged by the mystery,…Theresa begins a search that takes her to a sunlit coastal town and an unexpected confrontation. “
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins, is a collection of toasty reads by a dozen authors you know.
From Goodreads: “Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses…”
Sweet by Emmy Laybourne is about an out-of-the-ordinary cruise. “Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly wrong...”
Read more at Goodreads.com.