Time for Departure! Fiction travel books for adults

Enjoy this list of adult fiction that follows the theme for our SweetBean Reading Challenge in July!

Updated June 14, 2024
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The Bird Hotel
Maynard, Joyce
Paper Book
Enter the magical world of La Llorona with New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard.   After a childhood filled with heartbreak, Irene, a talented artist, finds herself in a small Central American village where she checks into a beautiful but...
The Club
Lloyd, Ellery
Paper Book
A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Are you ready for the roller coaster ride that is The Club? . . . A beautifully written, densely plotted murder mystery that takes place at a private club off the coast of England. Read about a luxurious, celeb-only island...
Conventionally yours
Albert, Annabeth
Paper Book
A True Colors LGBTQIA Romance for fans of- Enemies-to-lovers stories Road trips (with kissing!) Gaming, conventions, fandom Nerd culture at its very best When two "big name fans" go head-to-head at a convention, love isn't the only thing at stake....
Death on the Nile : a Hercule Poirot mystery
Christie, Agatha
Paper Book
"A top-notch literary brainteaser." -New York Times Soon to be a major motion picture sequel to Murder on the Orient Express with a screenplay by Michael Green, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh alongside Gal Gadot--coming February 11, 2022!
His only wife : a novel
Medie, Peace A.
Paper Book
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020 One of BuzzFeed's "29 Books We Couldn't Put Down This Year" A Must-Read...
Lost children archive
Luiselli, Valeria
Paper Book
WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE ...
Love your life a novel
Kinsella, Sophie
Paper Book
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Owe You One, an utterly delightful novel about a woman who ditches her dating app for a writer's retreat in Italy--only to find that real love comes with its own filters"As close to perfect as romantic comedies get."--Jenny...
Nine perfect strangers
Moriarty, Liane
Paper Book
#1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorEditor's Choice #2 TitleNine people gather at a remote health resort -- some to lose weight, some to reboot their life, some for reasons they can't even admit to themselves. Amidst the luxury and pampering, mindfulness and meditation, they know it might involve...
One Italian Summer
Serle, Rebecca
Paper Book
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[A] magical trip worth taking." --Associated Press "Rebecca Serle is a maestro of love in all its forms." --Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times bestselling author The New York Times<...
One Last Secret [Large Print]
Parks, Adele
Paper Book
People we meet on vacation
Henry, Emily
Paper Book
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers and Beach Read comes a sparkling novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations. Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall...
The Retreat [Large Print]
Pearse, Sarah
Paper Book
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium, a Reese's Book Club pick, this is detective Elin Warner's second outing, as she uncovers the truth behind the suspicious deaths on a stunning island getaway. Most are here to...
The road trip
O'Leary, Beth
Paper Book
Two exes reach a new level of awkward when forced to take a road trip together in this endearing and humorous novel by the author of the international bestseller The Flatshare. What if the end of the road is just the beginning? Four years ago, Dylan and...
Royal holiday
Guillory, Jasmine
Paper Book
Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she...
The ruins : a novel
Smith, Scott
Audiobook
HE EAGERLY AWAITED NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF A SIMPLE PLAN Eerie, terrifying, and unputdownable, The Ruins is Scott Smith's first novel since his acclaimed debut A Simple Plan earned rave reviews and stormed bestseller lists. The Ruins follows two...
The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti
Probst, Jennifer
Paper Book
A secret romance sends three estranged sisters to the Amalfi Coast to follow clues about their mother's past, and challenges them to a whole new future, in this emotional novel from New York Timesbestselling author Jennifer Probst. Priscilla, Devon, and Bailey haven't been...
A Short Walk Through a Wide World
Westerbeke, Douglas
Paper Book
"Imagine The Life of Pi, The Alchemist, and The Midnight Library rolled into one fantastical fable." --The New York Times Book Review * "An epic adventure...rich with all the possibilities the world can hold." --People NATIONAL BESTSELLER...
The star-crossed sisters of Tuscany
Spielman, Lori Nelson
Paper Book
An International Bestseller! A LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick! A trio of second-born daughters sets out on a whirlwind journey through the lush Italian countryside to break the family curse that says they'll never find love, by New York Times bestseller...
The Swell
Reynolds, Allie
Paper Book
"Fast-paced, nail-bitingly tense and packed full of twists and turns. I found it unputdownable - loved it!"--Sarah Pearse, author of The Sanatorium Point Break meets And Then There Were None in a pulse-pounding beach read that explores the dangerous ties...
Things We Never Got Over
Score, Lucy
Paper Book
New York Times bestselling author Lucy Score brings you a grumpy/sunshine romance guaranteed to knock you out. Welcome to Knockemout, Virginia, the small town with the best coffee, the best whiskey and the hottest bad boy heroes you've ever laid hands--I mean eyes--on. Knox Morgan doesn't...
The Villa
Hawkins, Rachel
Paper Book
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Hawkins weaves an engrossing tale about betrayal, sisterhood, and the power of telling your own story. Captivating!" --People "Hawkins is the reigning queen of suspense." --Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times<...
Where'd you go Bernadette
Semple, Maria.
Paper Book
To her Microsoft-guru husband, Bernadette is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she's a best friend and, simply, Mom. Bee has aced her report card and claimed her...

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