Air travel is a unique experience these days. But there’s an entire world to see! You can’t go everywhere via a car, train, or boat – and let’s be honest, planes are faster. And far more convenient.
If you’re getting out in the air this summer, make your flight a lot more fun with these summer reads! Perfect to dive into on a plane, you can get each of them on a Kindle for easy transport or grab the traditional paperback.
All of these are fiction because you’re on vacation! It’s time to unwind.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
You may have seen this book everywhere because it’s blowing up the bestseller lists.
In a heartbreaking, addicting view of Hollywood, you’ll follow unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant. In the middle of her life going nowhere, she is seemingly randomly selected to write a biography on aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo.
Finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. As Evelyn tells her story, Monique feels a very real connection to the legend, but it becomes clear that their lives intersect in tragic and irreversible ways.
Elevation by Stephen King
When you think of Stephen King books, you think about thriller and scary stories. But in his captivating story Elevation, you’ll get an uplifting novella that reviewers call an antidote to our divisive culture.
We meet Scott Carey as he begins to mysteriously lose weight, though he doesn’t look any different. He trusts his local doctor, but when the doctor concludes this unique problem is not likely treatable by modern medicine, Carey is resigned. If he is running out of time, how should he live? He opts to conduct his life with honor and conviction, and to make the world a better place.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
You’ve probably read Pride and Prejudice, but have you ever given Austen’s last novel a read? Don’t judge the book by the trailers of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation. While Austen’s charm still exists throughout the book, Anne Elliot’s story is a serious reflection of our desire to bend to the wills of others or live the life we actually want.
In this engrossing read, you’ll follow Anne Elliot as she re-meets Captain Wentworth. Eight years’ previously, Anne had been persuaded to give up her secret engagement to the young captain with no fortune. But years later, the charming Captain is now independently wealthy while Anne’s own circumstances are diminished. To complicate matters, another man enters the story and sees Anne’s patient, mature qualities for the positives they are.
Austen keeps us guessing as to who Anne will end up with and whether or not she’ll get her happy ending and the life she’s given up on.