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