Summer Musts for Booklovers + Chance to Win a $25 Gift Card!

Booklovers don’t leave home without a book in hand. Especially when going on vacation.

This summer reading list has something for everyone! Perhaps you’re jetting off to the mountains, taking a leisure cruise to a tropical island, or dashing away for a 3-day weekend at a bed-and-breakfast. Or, maybe you’re “stay-cationing” this summer and need some entertainment to satisfy your wanderlust, an hour of escape while the kids are occupied, or just a few moments of solitude before bed.

No matter what your summer plans are, you need to check out these must-reads. Plus, you could win a $25 HPB Gift Card to stock up on books for your summer vacation. Keep reading below for details.

For a day at the beach: 1) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, 2) Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell, 4) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; For a long, weekend getaway: 1) This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Trapper, 2) The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls, 3) If Jack’s in Love by Stephen Wetta, 4) The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes; For a week-long vacation: 1) Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, 2) The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovette, 3) The Story of Sisters by Alice Hoffman, 4) The Secret History by Donna Tartt; For wanderlust at home: 1) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, 2) On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 3) Life of Pi by Yann Martel, 4) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

HOW TO ENTER: Tell us what book you’re reading this summer! Just make a comment below and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 HPB Gift Card! Use the hashtag #summerreads to tell your friends on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest what book you’ve got your nose in right now. Winner will be randomly selected from blog comments. Deadline to enter 4:00pm CST Friday, June 21, 2013.

Meredith is Associate Creative Director at Half Price Books Corporate.
You can follow her on Twitter at @msquare21.

330 thoughts on “Summer Musts for Booklovers + Chance to Win a $25 Gift Card!

  1. This has been a great summer for reading so far! Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, The Shoemaker's Wife, The Night Circus, The Supreme's at Earl's All You Can Eat…

  2. My book club is reading "Afterwards"by Rosamund Lupton. I am also finishing "The Game of Thrones" series.

  3. It will be a Neil Gaiman marathon for me this summer. Already finished The Ocean At The End Of The Lane. Stardust is next on my list 🙂

  4. I am reading the Prey Series by John Sanford. On #six. The author spoils me for other books which aren't written as well.

  5. Reading The Pilot's Wife now….finished Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt, House of Sand and Fog and Water for Elephants recently. All good reads.

  6. Reading "How to Develop a Perfect Memory" by Dominic O'Brien, similar to Moonwalking with Einstein…also reading Memoirs of Geisha by Arthur Golden

  7. I'm currently re-reading the Harry Potter series, but as soon as I'm done I have the Miss Marple series of Agatha Christie novels to start on!

  8. I am reading a book right now that is taking me to a place I never been and it's making me want to buy and run a Bead and Breakfast. It is very colorful with all the different people with different issues. It's had to put down. Okay…okay… The name of the book is… The Inn at Rose Harbor. Author is Debbie Macomber. Well to tell you the truth, I am not reading but listening to it and I just love the narrator Lorelei King. You may know her from the Janet Evonovich's Plum series. Okay… going to bed to listen to my fab book. Goodnight all!

  9. I am so excited about this list! I just finished Wild and loved this book!i am Hooked on the Divergent Series but also startingBill Bryson's book One Summer in America!!Thank you so much for this list!

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