5 Addictive Books to Read on Vacation

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

If you like novels: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

If you like thrillers: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

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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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