YA Books that are Good to Take on Holiday

Having just come back from Munich (ah it was fab!) I can confirm that A Gathering of Shadows was probably not the best book to take. It’s an excellent book and I’m enjoying reading it but it’s a brick! Tricky to lug around an airport, uses up valuable space and is not that easy to dip in and out of in those few spare minutes you have on holiday. So I decided to make a list of YA books that will work well on holiday!

1. Holes

Might be YA, might be MG, but it is definitely light hearted and fun. Also it’s got such short chapters! Which are great for dipping in and out of when you’ve got so little time on holiday.

2. Caravel

It’s short and light and not too tricky to follow. And by that I mean that if you forget any important plot points while gazing at prancing giraffes in Africa (do they prance?), the bit you forgot was probably wrong anyway.

3. Percy Jackson

Because on holiday you need something fun! Although you may wish you were traveling on Blackjack.

4. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

Because let’s face it, we all know the story anyway. And it’s short and light hearted and pretty heart warming.

5. Throne of Glass

This novel might be full of action but it’s never really sad, which is good since a holiday shouldn’t be sad, and is quite light. It’s only got one narrator and isn’t too complex.

Also if you’re going somewhere to see snowy castles like I did then it’s great for atmosphere.

6. Ace of Shades

As Enie explores a foreign city you can too!

7. The Exact Opposite of Okay

It’s light hearted, funny and full of milkshakes. What could be better while on holiday?

8. City of Bones

Again it’s super funny and easy to read. If I read it while doing my Duke of Edinburgh’s award expedition then I’m sure you can take read it anywhere.

9. The Night Circus

This novel isn’t too tricky to follow given its more description than plot and will definitely make you excited to explore whatever exotic part of world you’re in!

10. To Kill a Kingdom

What could be better than a book all about adventure and exploring the world when that’s exactly what you’re doing?! It’s short, easy to read and perfect for any holiday.

Lets Compare Notes

There you have it! What books have you taken on holiday before? Any recommendations? What did you do your Top Ten Tuesday post on, if you did one? Would be great to hear from you in the comments!

25 thoughts on “YA Books that are Good to Take on Holiday

      1. I really want to travel to Ireland, so probably books set there. I’m always looking for new recommendations. Lots of Nora Roberts books take place in Ireland and those are my guilty pleasure. Another place I love is Maine, so I read books taking place there, like many Stephen King novels. But honestly I would need to do a lot more research to make a real travel list.

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      2. Skulduggery Pleasant is set in Ireland if you’re a fantasy fan. I’d love to visit Ireland too, my boyfriend is Irish so we might be visiting his family over there soon. Ooh very nice! I don’t read many of Stephen King’s novels. Fair enough!

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  1. Once again, I’ve read most of these-although not on holiday-I think Percy Jackson is the only one that I actually did read whilst on holiday and that was a reread. I didn’t know you were going to Munich, did you have a good time?

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