Are you looking for good books to read during your holiday in 2023? On this page you will find our list of recommendations for this summer. You’ll find fun, immersive, feel-good books here that are great options to read on your summer vacation.

Find an overview of the best books for vacation here

We have listed the best books for you on holiday for you. Whether you like a real feel-good novel or prefer the excitement of a good thriller, you will find them in this overview. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books for Vacation of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books For VacationAuthor
The AlchemistPaulo Coelho
Love With a Chance of DrowningTorre DeRoche
The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca Tahir Shah
On the Road,Jack Kerouac
Unlikely Destinations: The LP Story Tony & Maureen Wheeler
The Lost City of Z, David Grann
The Beach,Alex Garland
Vagabonding,Rolf Potts
In A Sunburned Country,Bill Bryson
The Geography of Bliss Eric Weiner

The updated top 10 list: the best books about holiday

My Africa Vacation

This children’s book shows the beauty of Africa, with its culture, nature, animals, and different activities, like going on a safari. Then Arinze and Cheta visit their grandfather in Nigeria, and they now understand why there is a connection with the land.

The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer . . . 

After the summer holidays are over, a teacher wants to know about what the children have experienced. Can you really believe the stories that are told? Or are they too farfetched?

How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Dragonfly Books)

Wallace has an amazing summer, when cowboys take him to live in the West for a while. He rides horses, brings in cattle, at least up until his aunt shows up. The story in this book and the illustrations will be good for a child’s imagination.

The Naked Truth About Hedonism II, 3rd Edition, Updated 2018: A Totally Unauthorized, Naughty but Nice Guide to Jamaica’s Very Adult Resort

Hedonism II is a resort in the Caribbean, but not a normal resort though, as erotic and naughty things take place here. You will not believe what your read about this resort, but it will make you giggle every once in a while, because it is absolutely funny to read what happens at Hedonism II.

RV Vacations (Outdoor Adventure Guide)

We like this book, because RV vacations are more popular than ever. Covid-19 has made us all too aware of the dangers of visiting hotels, eating from the buffet there, and travelling by airplane. An RV is the perfect solution to keep travelling, and this book gets you started in a great way.

The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed (Ultimate Guidebook)

The island of Kauai has more to offer than you might think, and that is exactly why this Hawaiian writer wrote this book. Discover everything you need to know for a perfect holiday on Kauai.

Beautiful Ruins 

A man meets a foreign woman, when 5 decades later he tries to find her again on the other side of the world. Meet the many characters that make this story about finding a lost-love so inspiring.

Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Full-color Travel Guide)

In our research this is one of the best books if you are planning to visit Yellowstone National Park and/or Grand Teton National Park. The maps and inside information will make your trip a joy.

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

When you have a book by National Geographic, you already know you will be surprised by its contents. This one is about travelling to some of the most beautiful and curious wonders of the earth. Where will you go, sleep, eat? This book gives you too many ideas to do at once.

50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

This book is also by National Geographic, but now you get to discover the beauty of the 50 states in the United States. Illustrations and text will provide inspiration for your next trip in this country.

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