One of my absolutely favorite things to do is take a road trip, especially during the summertime. I don’t know what it is about cruising down the highway listening to music and eating snacks that appeals to me so much, but I love it. The scenery is an added bonus and I adore spotting fun places to stop, explore, and take pictures along the way. At the moment I do not have any road trips planned but I do hope I can find some time to squeeze one in before the summer is over.
For those of you who work during the summer or do not have time for an unplanned road trip of your own I wanted to share some novels that can give you those road trip vibes you might other wise miss out on. So grab some snacks and your favorite beverage and one or more of these stories and let the adventure begin!
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way. (Goodreads)
Who is the real Margo?
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew… (Goodreads)
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black. (Goodreads)
Do you have any road trips planned this summer? Have you been on any awesome road trips? Have any other recommendations?
Also just in case you do have a road trip planned you might want to pick up a copy of this book. It shares all the must see road trip destinations across the United States.
Getting ready to plan your next road trip? If you’re cruising America in search of adventure (and a few oddball attractions), take The Great American Road Trip along for the ride. The book features dozens of interesting and unusual sights, from giant sculptures to one-of-a-kind architecture. Here are a few of the American treasures that are featured in the book:
The imposing Cabazon Dinosaurs (featured in the movie Pee-Wee s Big Adventure) along California s I-10.
Alaska s breathtaking Denali National Park, where you can climb (or admire) America s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley.
The O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, site of one of the most famous gunfights in history.
The world s biggest cowboy, Big Tex, who presides over the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
Ohio s Cedar Point, one of the oldest, biggest, and most popular amusement parks in the United States.
The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor and the Junk Statue of Liberty in McRae, Georgia.
The Great American Road Trip features colorful photos of each attraction plus interesting facts and helpful travel planning tips. A convenient index in the back is organized by U.S. state.