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The Best Books To Read On Spring Break If You're Looking For A Sweet Escape

Nothing says spring break like a good read in the sand!

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Is there anything more satisfying than getting totally lost in a book? There's no better way to pass the time by logging off of social media and immersing yourself in another world. And if you're already feeling like this year is off to a rocky start, just imagine how fried your brain might feel by the time spring break rolls around. You’re ready to go on a vacation from reality, so the best spring break reads for 2022 are going to be the ones that get you out of this world, this timeline, and this news cycle. No need to pack any three-volume political memoirs in your suitcase for this vacation, OK?

Whether you're a fan of love stories, magic, ghost stories, sci-fi, or coming-of-age stories, I've rounded up some suggestions for great books that will transport you out of this wild world and into another. Because we all need a sweet escape from time to time—at least for a little while.

Regardless of where you're going this year for spring break, it never hurts to have a good book (or two, or five) stowed away in your suitcase. And hey, even if you're simply planning for a staycation this year, that means you have even more time to get lost in any one of these satisfying reads. With these 10 picks for spring break reads, you won’t run out of good books during your time off.

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01

Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions By Navdeep Singh Dhillon

An adventure awaits for Sunny after his brother passes away and leaves his notebook behind — and Sunny makes a series of decisions that lead to memories that will last a lifetime. Covering themes like family, forgiveness, as well as love and tragedy, this prom-night rom-com read follows along as Sunny searches for love and identity.

02

All My Rage By Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir is a New York Times best-selling author and this is her latest book bringing about topics of redemption, healing, and hope. The teenage characters are relatable as they deal with life decisions and forgiveness, drawing you into each one of their choices. Navigating tragedy, love, and friendship, this book is a heart-wrenching read that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish.

03

The Restoration of Celia Fairchild By Marie Bostwick

This is a story about having the courage to start over, no matter the circumstances. Powerful, intriguing, and wise, this spring break book delves into deep family secrets as well as the truth about the main character herself. Bostwick is known for her feel-good novels, and her latest book is no exception.

04

Of Women And Salt By Gabriela Garcia

The nominee and winner of many awards, this Gabriela Garcia novel touches on how immigration shapes the lives of five different generations of women. Perspectives about America’s roots, mother and daughter decisions—along with the intertwined relationships—are explored in this book.

05

Early Morning Riser By Katherine Heiny

This Heiny read will definitely have you laughing out loud. A heartwarming story with lovable characters, you’ll learn about main character Jane’s relationships and connections in her new, small town. Bittersweet stories about love, an unconventional family, and chaos fill the pages in an approachable and comical way.

06

The Last Thing He Told Me By Laura Dave

If you’re searching for a mystery, this is it. With twists and turns throughout every page, this suspenseful book reveals truths about relationships and pasts. Owen Michaels disappears, leaving his wife to protect his daughter—her step-daughter Hannah Hall—while realizing he wasn’t exactly who he said he was all along. Being a New York Times bestseller and top-rated book, it is surely a crowd pleaser.

07

People We Meet On Vacation By Emily Henry

The perfect book to read on a vacation, this light-hearted, fun spring break read takes you on a few different adventures. The main characters, Poppy and Alex, have been best friends for years, going on week-long summer vacations together for the past decade —will it be their time to fall in love?

08

Malibu Rising By Taylor Jenkins Reid

An irresistible read about an unforgettable night for a picture-perfect family, the party of the year ends up with the Riva mansion engulfed in flames. The story takes place in Malibu in the year 1983 and goes from an epic end-of-summer party to a rollercoaster of intense family drama. Pack this book in your beach bag to find out what this surfing family ends up holding onto, and what they leave behind.

09

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, this best-seller is well deserving of being on this list. Hollywood superstar Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the story of her life that has been far from boring. We don’t want to give too much away, but you won’t want to put this captivating read, which is set to become a Netflix film, down.

10

Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty By Lauren Weisburger

From a picture perfect family to a lie that knocks it all down, Weisburger’s novel dives into the relationships of sisters and a family crisis. You’ll finish this book in no time, turning each page to discover perfection is not always as it seems.

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