From the beach to the pool to the flight that gets you there, we can always find a reason to start a new book. With novels being released weekly, it can be hard to decide which hardcover to dive into on your precious time off. We've rounded up 4 new releases to consider downloading or taking on your next trip. While the genres vary, each is a guaranteed page turner and the perfect travel companion.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The young, Irish author is back with another bestseller. Become engrossed in the lives of Connell and Marianne, two youths from the same town living under very different economic conditions (Connell's mother is Marianne's maid) that develop a bond (initially in secret). Told over the course of several years, the book follows the pair as they navigate college, friendship, their complicated family lives, and first love with wit, humor, and captivating dialogue. Good luck putting this book down!
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
In honor of wedding season, open this hilarious read, now available in paperback. Olive, recently unemployed and convinced she has bad luck, is the complete opposite of her twin Ami, a contest-winner whose upcoming nuptials are basically free (this is obviously fiction). Fast forward to the entire wedding party falling ill and the dream Hawaiian honeymoon (also free) suddenly becoming up for grabs. Olive and the best man, conveniently her nemesis, agree to attend in lieu of the bride and groom...and you get the idea. For a feel-good romantic comedy, choose this delightful book.
The Farm by Joanne Ramos
If you're a fan of The Handmaids Tale, you'll thoroughly enjoy this newcomer. The bestselling debut novel takes place at a retreat in New York's Hudson Valley, a popular IRL city-escape, where women have access to the best-of-the-best in wellness, but no communication with the outside world. Without giving too much away, you can expect to cover topics like motherhood, immigration, and the American Dream in this gripping read.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Escape to old-world New York through the eyes of Vivian, a college dropout from a wealthy family who is sent to the city to work for her aunt's failing theater. She becomes fast friends with the showgirls, pursues her love of fashion, and becomes familiar with the city's vigorous party scene. Written by the mastermind behind Eat Pray Love, this book is a fun and very readable peek into the past.