Summer Reading: 5 Travel Books to Bring to the Beach

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Summer Reading: 5 Travel Books to Bring to the BeachHeading to the beach this summer? Here’s 5 engrossing travel books to toss in your bag:

Summer Reading: 5 Travel Books to Bring to the Beach  1. The Rocks by Peter Nichols

An intriguing love story set against the romantic backdrop of the Mediterranean. Dark secrets and lush landscapes make The Rocks a perfect beach read!

Summer Reading: 5 Travel Books to Bring to the Beach

2. Daughters of the Samurai by Janice P Nimura

Daughters of the Samurai is the story of 5 young Japanese girls sent to the United States in 1871. Though the Japanese government intended for the women to study English and Western customs with the goal of becoming modern mothers and teachers for Japanese sons, they returned to Japan with the mission of better educating women.

 

Summer Reading: 5 Travel Books to Bring to the Beach

3. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

Steinbeck’s classic road trip chronicle paints an engrossing picture of 1960s America–and is a personal favorite. Just try and keep yourself from mentally planning your own road trip while reading Travels with Charley.

Summer Reading: 5 Travel Books to Bring to the Beach

4. My Paris Dream by Kate Betts

Follow former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor Kate Betts as she works her way through the world of fashion journalism in Paris, from the struggles of fitting in as an American in Paris, to invitation to John Fairchild’s inner circle. My Paris Dream is must-read if you’ve ever fantasized about moving to Paris.

Summer Reading: 5 Travel Books to Bring to the Beach

5. Meander by Jeremy Seal

 A travel story with ample asides for history and culture, Meander follows the word’s namesake, the winding Meander River in Turkey.

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