Good books for honeymoon travel reading?

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Post # 2
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Busy bee

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova! Well all 3 of her books are great but I love that one. It’s a story about a woman writing a book on Dracula and takes you on an adventure through Eastern Europe while taking you back in history. It’s lengthy but such a good read!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I just finished Circe, by Madeline Miller, and it was wonderful! It allows you to experience some of the big greek myths but through the lens of a woman. It makes you rethink some of these narratives and see the heros/gods in a new way. It’s very down to earth and the writing is fabulous.

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Worker bee

I just finished Three Women by Lisa Taddeo. It’s a non-fiction about the sexual lives and desires of three ‘ordinary’ women Taddeo spent 8 years documenting  I enjoyed it!!! 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

absinthevintage :  Wishing you a wonderful wedding day and honeymoon! I think that inspiring can be subjective but I stumbled across Signs by Laura Lynne Jackson and I’m enjoying it. If you’re not really into mediums or of the belief that things like spirit guides (guardian angels) and life after death exist then it’s probably not for you. But for me, someone who is spiritual but not religious, it has been an affirming and touching read. 

Aside from that, I like to read short stories and have been reading collections from my favorite writers like Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple short stories) and Rod Serling (Twilight Zone and Night Gallery). I’m big on mysteries and thrillers. I also love a good magazine when I travel for some reason. Nothing of substance either, just Cosmo or typical pop culture stuff, maybe a home decorating one… I don’t pay magazines any attention outside of airports, oddly enough. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

absinthevintage :  Outlander!! It’s super interesting and very romantic :} It’s about an English war nurse from the 1940s, she goes on a second honeymoon in Scotland after the war is over and finds herself transported to 1700s Scotland, where England is warring with Scotland. She is captured and ends up marrying a Scottish outlaw because it’s the only way she won’t be killed (they suspect she is a spy) and she falls in love with him. Even though she is already married in 1940s. It’s such a great story. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2020

I like cheesy romance/adult novels…. I like Staci Hart & Helena Hunting, Tara Sivec.  I would want to read something fun and quick plus sexy romance novel can only help with honeymoon activities. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

sweetdee89 :  That sounds amazing. 

ladyvictoria :  Poirot is one of my favorite cozy type read! Love him.

missmollybee :  I second this. Outlander is super good.

When I am on vacation I like to read mysteries and domestic thrillers. I recently read The Wife Between Us and I would recommend that for any vacation. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

If you like magical realism, I would recommend anything by Sarah Addison Allen.  The Peach Keeper is my favorite, but all of her books are good.  I also enjoy reading the works of Alice Hoffman and Paolo Coehlo.  

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Busy bee

sarathemermaid :  It jumps back in forth from present day to the time where the Dracula lived and her tracing him down. She has letters and her past comes into play with Dracula as well. The ending left me with my mouth open. Loved it!

Another good book is “The Eight” By Katherine Neville. Another book that jumps from present day to the past. She has to find these chess pieces that were scattered around Europe because there is some kind of code on the bottom that put together makes something very powerful.

Clive Cussler is my favorite author of all time. Think James Bond and Indiana Jones had a baby. You have a present day problem like a James Bond scenario mixed with something that happened in history that comes into play. If you have seen the movie Sahara – that is one of Clive’s books!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

missmollybee :  They made Outlander into a show right? I think I have seen previews for it. Sounds and looks amazing!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

sarathemermaid :  I do too and have been working my way through The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot since last month. I have the kindle version, which was only $0.99, which is well worth it for 25 stories! I think they’re great for reading in short bursts or 2-3 at a time. And I absolutely love my kindle, which is also great for travel. I bought it on Prime Day this summer (which was after our vacation) so I haven’t traveled with it yet, but it’s always in my bag and I read everywhere. I think it will be great to not have to lug around multiple books in my carry-on and essentially have a whole library with me for variety. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I like a great mystery book when I travel. It seems to make the journey fly by.

Elizabeth Peters is a good read. Her set of mysteries are set in the early 1900’s in Egypt and follow a  family of archeologists and their romances and dangerous escapades. Funny, exciting and exotic with a bit of an Agatha Christie feel to them at times. Great for travel or when your mind just needsto be somewhere else.

Anne Perry’s are set in England and are Victorian mysteries. Kind of behind the masks of the reserved era. Much like Downton Abbey with murders.

One of my all time favourites are the Lindsey Davis books set in Ancient Rome with Marcus Didius Falco as the main character. You get an education about the period with a lot of fun and great characters. Highly recommend her. It would make an amazing TV series.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2005

desiderata :  Oh I love Elizabeth Peters, though the last book of the Peabody/Emerson series was awful as it wasnt written by her but her assistant.  The rest are fabulous.

I would suggest Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum series. Inept bounty hunter who keeps her gun in a cookie jar, a boss that has a relationship with a duck, and two hot men to choose from. They are hilarious. 

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Bumble bee

princessanon0125 :  I was soooo sad when Elizabeth Peters died a few years ago knowing I would never read another new escapade. Never to have that excitement of wondering what the family was up to next. I just couldn’t read a book where her characters were written by another author. It was her wit, knowledge, sense of humour and great storytelling that made her books so endearing and fun. I almost wish I could erase my brain and re-read them all again!

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