Reading with a Side Of…

Hi Everyone!  It’s Becky.  Summer is the perfect time for a road trip.  Here is a list of road trip books and perfect road trip snack recipes to get you in the mood to travel!


6685405475_7ac0dff64e_bRocky Road Chex Party Mix from Kitchn

Easy Puppy Chow from Taste of Home

Brown Butter-Pecan Granola from Bon Appetite

“2012-01-12 – Puppy Chow – 0006” by smiteme is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


Field Notes On Love by Jennifer E. Smith
Hugo Wilkinson has a problem. He was supposed to go on a train trip across the United States with his girlfriend Margret Campbell but she broke up with him and now Hugo can’t use the trip tickets which are in her name. Hugo is desperate and posts an ad online looking for another Margaret Campbell to use the tickets and he does. Hugo finds Margaret “Mae” Campbell an aspiring filmmaker who is looking for her own adventure. The two will spend a week on a train together which may lead to way more.

Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
Ali’s father disappeared six years ago. He left her and her mother without a backward look. His only legacy is the huge amount of debt he left. Now, Ali and her mother are just days away from losing their home and Ali is desperate to find a solution and one appears when Ali’s father leaves her his prized 1968 Firebird convertible. Ali knows the car will save them and she has even found a buyer but there is just one problem. Ali doesn’t know how to drive the classic car’s standard transmission. Ali only knows one person who can drive a stick shift… her ex-boyfriend, Nico. Nico agrees to help Ali get the car to the buyer however Nico has a counteroffer. Instead of selling the car, Nico thinks they can trade items they find on Craigslist to earn the money Ali needs. Ali reluctantly agrees and the two start a journey up the west coast to try to save Ali’s home and possibly salvage their broken relationship.

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Simon Snow did what all great heroes do, he defeated the villain and fell in love, but Simon feels unsettled.  He doesn’t want to attend university and his relationship with Baz doesn’t seem to be going as well as he would like.  Simon needs a change and his best friend, Penny, has the perfect idea: Simon, Baz, and Penny are going to take a road trip across the United States to visit their friend (and Simon’s ex), Agatha.  It was a simple plan that will quickly be derailed by broken relationships, bands of mythical creatures, and a whole lot of bad vampires.

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