The first book on my list is Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. This isn’t a recent book but it’s timeless and it takes place during the summer and afterwards you can watch the movies as well. The book is about four friends that are going on their own summer adventures so in order to stay in touch they buy pants that fit them all and they will trade it amongst themselves. This is a great book of summer, and friendship.
My second book is one of my favorites this year is The Fault in Our Stars. This book is perfect for those that look for a light hearted love story and never read a John Green book. The book is about two teens with cancer, Hazel and Augustus who become friends (or more) and then travel to Amsterdam to meet an author from Hazel’s favorite book to find out what happens afterwards.
For those that love action and a great mystery I would say Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. This is the first book in the Robert Langdon series and takes place in Geneva, Switzerland and Rome, Italy. The book is about a man named Robert who gets called to go to Geneva to help solve a case of a murder that took place at a scientific institute. He soon finds out the murderer was part of an ancient satanic cult out to get revenge on Christianity. They also have a sinister plot to kidnap four cardinals and have a weapon that could destroy the Vatican City. Robert Langdon must solve the crime before this happens.
My fourth book is called Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. This book is about a woman who recently divorced decides to pack her bags and go on trip to find herself. This woman goes to Italy, India and Bali. This book also adds the element of food to go so make sure you have a bowl of pasta to eat.
My last book is Under the Tuscan Sun. The book is about a woman who gets divorced and goes to Italy to get away but ends up buying a house in Tuscany to live. In Tucsany she learns about the world of Italy, food, and finds herself. This book also was adapted into a movie as well staring Diane Lane.