5 Addictive Books to Read on Vacation

Is losing yourself in a good book the ultimate getaway for you? Try these titles.

By Reader's Digest Editors
Also published in Reader's Digest Magazine June 2014
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    If you like novels: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    The latest from the Story Prize–winning author weaves an emotional tale around two young characters: Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German boy. Their paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive during World War II.

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    If you like memoirs: I Forgot to Remember by Su Meck

    In 1988, Meck, a married mother of two, suffered a traumatic brain injury that erased her memory. This tale reveals what it’s like to relearn how to live and love and to attempt to reclaim a lost identity.

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    If you like true crime: Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn

    The famed writer chronicles his 15-year friendship with Clark Rockefeller, an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who is ultimately unmasked as a serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer. 

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    If you like historical fiction: The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove returns with a gunslingin’ tribute to the Old West. This fictional account follows Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday on their travels, ending with their famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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    If you like thrillers: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

    Before retiring, a former U.S. spy writes a book on forensic criminal investigation. He has no idea that his book will link him to a crime.

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