In honour of the AWWsome Saving June by Hannah Harrington (read my review HERE!), I would like to present to you some further reading if road trips are your thang. Just remember, the point of a road trip isn't where you're going, it's how you get there...
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
Let’s start off this list with something entirely unconventional, because in this book, we’re not talking about a cross-country journey of self-discovery, but a trip to NYC in your dad’s posh car so that the foreign exchange student you thought was really dull can go and murder a load of people. Yeah. You heard that right. Plus there’s a teeny bit of self-discovery too.
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Sweet, romantic and lovely, the plot may be entirely inevitable from the outside, but I dare you not to fall in love with these charming, messed up characters. Plus added bonus, the book comes with a soundtrack (my particular fave is playlist 4) and scrapbook pages! Pretty much the perfect Summer read.
Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Admission time - this one I haven’t read yet but I do own it and plan to read it on a lazy Summer afternoon. I promise. I mean, look at this cover: road trip, a complicated break-up and the hope of a romantic make-up. Because it is a universal truth that if you go on a road trip with a boy, you will end up totally romantically involved. Fact.
Paper Towns by John Green
This book features my favourite road trip EVER. It’s hilarious, heart-warming and does everything a road trip should do: fill you with hope and inspiration. The actual road trip only takes place towards the end of the novel, as Q searches for his girl-next-door dream-girl, who has gone missing and left a series of clues to help Q find her. A book about growing up, and coming to terms with being who you are. Brilliant.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Let’s finish on a book that is completely bonkers, and a little left-field for Contempo-May. When Cameron gets diagnosed with Mad Cow Disease, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey for a cure, based mostly around the plot of Don Quixote. Cue stoner dwarfs, sugar-addicted angels, a Norse god in the form of a gnome, milkshakes and snow globes. Seriously, just read this book - it’s incredible. (PS. no link through my preferred online retailer I'm afraid!)
Have you got any more suggestions? I would love to hear them! Be sure to leave me a comment in the thingy below.
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