We know it’s not always easy to take time away from work, school or your family to go on a vacation but these books will surely be the perfect fit for any staycation. Travel to far-away worlds and fantastic new landscapes with these dreamy reads.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Join Frodo, Gandalf and their band of brave warriors as they journey across Middle-earth to destroy the infamous and ominous Ring. A novel filled with plenty of adventure, thrilling battles and interesting characters, The Lord of the Rings will have you feeling like you’re in a whole new world.
The Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones
Have you ever thought about going to Alaska on a vacation? With Brendan Jones’s novel, you’ll be taken to the icy landscape and enveloped in the majestic place. Tara Marconi has just moved to a remote city in Alaska from Philly. Recovering from her mother’s death, Tara takes her grief and uses it to become the best king crabber the town has ever seen. This story of resilience is the perfect read to curl up with on any staycation.
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
Award-winning author Tiphanie Yanique takes readers to the Virgin Islands in the early 1900s. The story follows the lives of three orphaned siblings who possess magical powers that will either save them or make their lives even more tumultuous. Spanning over three generations, Land of Love and Drowning is a book you’ll want to get lost in while lounging on your staycation.
Flying at Night by Rebecca L. Brown
Growing up with an emotionally abusive father, Piper knew that her eventual family would feel nothing but love and support from her. Now a mother to a son of her own, Piper will get the news that her father has had a heart attack, causing a major brain injury that requires her to take care of him. Flying at Night tackles tough questions about what you do with your family when they need you most and will make you feel at home while also transporting your emotions to a new place.
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
Travel to 1997’s western Pennsylvania in Tom Sweterlitsch’s novel, The Gone World. Shannon Moss has just gotten a new assignment to investigate the death of a Navy SEAL’s family and to find the father’s missing teenage girl. When Shannon learns that the SEAL was involved in a spaceship exploration that led the astronauts on an unexpected time-travel mission, it begs the question whether or not he was responsible for the death of his family and disappearance of his daughter.
Song of Isabel by Ida Curtis
Lady Isabel and Lord Chetwynd didn’t know that their chance encounter years ago would later lead to an arranged marriage. However, their new arrangement means embarking on a dangerous quest to the court of King Louis. Beating the odds and making it to see the King, the two young lovers will find their new bond hanging in the balance as rivalry tries to tear them apart. Travel back in time with this historical romance.
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry
Take a staycation trip to Neverland in this retelling of the popular children’s story, Peter Pan. Captain Hook was once one of Peter’s favorite lost boys but quickly became the enemy Peter never expected. In Lost Boy, Peter is painted as the villain instead of the hero in this thrilling retelling.