When packing your suitcase for your honeymoon, think beyond lingerie, bikinis and evening wear for those special romantic dinners…think books. The adventures found in between pages have a magical way of making any special occasion more spectacular. Here are the seven books to bring along on the most special vacation of your life (P.S. bring two copies of each).

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

If you thought your wedding had its fair share of drama, just wait until you have a slice of this decedent plot. Siblings Paul and Alice reunite for the lavish London wedding of their half-sister Eloise (with the company of their flamboyant mother) and what unfolds is one of the richest storylines of summer reading. Once you complete this delicious novel, both you and your spouse will be forever fans of Grant Ginder (and seriously happy your own wedding drama is over).

Finding my Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

One of the most important lessons to take with you into marriage is to live boldly and make the most out of every single day – that’s where Finding My Badass Self comes into play. This maddeningly inspiring novel follows the daily adventures of author Sherry Stanfa-Stanley as she lives by the 52/52 Project – a year of brave weekly new experiences that take her far away from her comfort zone. A story of finding the best version of yourself at midlife, Finding My Badass Self will set the foundation for happiness in both of your personal lives.

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

Are you honeymooning in the United Kingdom? Then allow this vibrant, historical reading gem to enhance your British experience. An enchanting multigenerational tale of two girls who convince Britain and the world that fairies are a reality, The Cottingley Secret will surely infuse any romantic escape with intrigue, mystification and starker belief in magic.

This is Not the End by Chandler Baker

If you think saying “I do” was an important decision, just wait until you devour the tale of a girl who must decide who to resurrect from a tragic car crash: her best friend or her boyfriend. Resurrection technology makes it possible for every citizen to resurrect one person in their lifetime, but 17-year-old Lake Deveraux made a secret vow long ago that complicates the harrowing matter even further. Heartbreaking, uplifting and twisty on every page, This is Not the End is the joint reading experience to devour as newlyweds.

The Rules of Half by Jenna Patrick

Will Fletcher has long suffered from bipolar disorder and the haunting memories of his dead infant daughter – so much so that it tore apart his esteemed career as a veterinarian and his marriage. When a teenage girl claims to be his long-lost daughter, will he take on fatherhood or run away in fear? A grippingly emotional novel that will pierce your heart from the first sentence, The Rules of Half is best served with tissues.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Every marriage needs its thrills, right? Well start off your newlywed reading game with the suspense you’ll never forget. The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train returns with a summer suspense that will send your pulse into a frenzy on your honeymoon, and it all centers around a string of dead women discovered at the bottom of a river. A wild rollercoaster reading experience of darkness, lies and deceit, there is no chance you’ll be able to predict these twists.

Last Seen by J.L. Doucette

When psychologist and police consultant Dr. Pepper Hunt’s husband is murdered, she decides to restart her life in rural Wyoming – but the dark drama follows her. A patient goes missing in a blizzard and it’s up to Pepper (the last person to see her) and Detective Beau Antelope to find the answers and unearth the shocking connection to Pepper’s past. If you are looking for a reading escape that will double as an adrenaline-inducing couple’s activity, you just found it.

2017-09-07T04:51:06+00:00 June 15th, 2017|The Say I Do to Summer Reading Issue|

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