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10 Books to Read on Vacation For Fans of Women’s Fiction

For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m presenting “10 Books to Read on Vacation” for fans of uplit women’s fiction.

10 Books to Read on Vacation (white text over a background photo of a woman reading near a body of water)

I’m linking up today with #TopTenTuesday: That Artsy Reader Girl: Ten Books I Read While On Vacation.

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)

I have read each of these books but I haven’t read all of these books while on vacation.  However, I can enthusiastically recommend each one for an engaging vacation read because they are entertaining and on the lighter side. What type of books do you like to read on vacation?

In no particular order, let me introduce you to a few of my vacation read recs….

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

I often look to Katherine Center for a light, fun (closed door) romcom.
4 Stars

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center (cover) Image: graphic picture of a young man and young woman standing with arms crossed backs to each other

Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry

Fun romcom with a quirky main character and a unique premise.
4.5 Stars

Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry (cover) Image: a graphic picture of a cowboy and a bride on a horse with a small cabin and a forest of trees in the background

 The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

Unique premise.
4.5 Stars

Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley (cover) Image: coral and blue text....individual waves wrap randomly around the text

The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Unique and heartfelt story involving the Jewish tradition of matchmaking.
4 Stars

The Matchmaker's Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman (cover) Image: light teal text over a darker teal background, bordered with flowers

 Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

A diverse read with fun characters, family, and friendship.
4 Stars

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband by

 Vicarage Series (4) by Kate Hewitt

Engaging and poignant “uplit” featuring four adult sisters, family drama, and sides of romance (bedroom door shut tight!). (the first in the series is a novella)
3.5-4 Stars

 The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Histfic/Women’s Fiction mashup with moderate open door romance.
4 Stars

The Wedding Veil

 Nora Goes Offscript by Annabel Monaghan

Fast-paced, lively, and witty romcom with open door romance (steamy scenes can be easily skipped).
3.5-4 Stars

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan (cover) Image: a graphic image of a young woman holding a coffee cup....a novel lies nearby.....she looks out over a large green lawn with a small house in the distance

 The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan

Histfic/Women’s Fiction mashup (England during WW11) with heartwarming friendships (you might also like The Kitchen Front by the same author).
4 Stars

The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle bbby Jennifer Ryan (cover) four women working on (hand) sewing projects

 Our Last Days in Barcelona by Chanel Cleeton

Espionage, light suspense, and sister drama.
4.5 Stars

Our Last Days in Barcelona by Chanel Cleeton (cover) Image: a young woman in a red one piece swimwuit and wearing a straw hat lies on a lounge chair on the beach with palm trees and a view of the ocean

There are sooooo many more (I must stop!), but these are the first “10 Books To Read on Vacation” that come to mind.


Did you have a favorite vacation read this year?

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  1. I love this twist, Carol. I read the first Vicarage book and didn’t continue. Knowing the others were all good, I will be adding it. I have read a few of these and have a few more on my TBR. I will keep them in mind for my winter sojourn to Florida.

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