6 Books to Read on Your Road Trip


It’s that time again Robin Fans. Time to pile into mom or dad’s car, curl your legs beneath you, and read a book while you zoom down the highway. Or maybe it’s time to throw your headphones on and ignore the flight attendants while they direct you to the safety exits because you just got to a really good chapter and you can’t bear to look up from the page. Either way-you’re traveling and we’ve got some recommended reading for your bookish travels.


Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow is traveling her known world looking for newbloods. What better way for you to travel too than to join her for the hunt? Sure, she’s taking a somewhat private Blackrun, and your dad’s car can’t keep up with that, but that just means that you get more time to read.


Lie Tree

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Faith Sunderly can’t resist an unopened envelope or an unlocked door and neither should you. Just because you’re trapped in a car, a train, or plane doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of Faith’s family mystery. With a tree that only bears fruit when it’s lied to what could possibly go wrong? Just think of how much you could eat while dad says he knows where he’s going and doesn’t need a map.



Beyond the Red by Ave Jae

Alien queens, human rebels, and getting framed for assassination? Sounds like a recipe for keeping our full attention. Ava Jae delivers an amazingly compelling read with strong characters who are sure to keep you from looking out the window.



Every Day by David Levithan

Every day a different body. Every day a different highway to ignore because you remembered to bring this book along for the ride. A is constantly shifting bodies (much like your dad is shifting lanes). Make sure your seatbelt is strapped tight because this book will make you hit the ceiling.



California Skies by Kayla Bashe

A western romance? Count us in! Maggie Valerian has to seek the aid of known bounty hunter California Talbot in order to find the family jewels and save her sister. A great LGBQT plotline which features a non-LGBQT plot twist (exactly what the community needs). Keep this book in your carry-on luggage because you’re not going to want to put it down.



Winter by Marissa Meyer

Fairy tales in space. Why are we still talking? The fourth book in The Lunar Chronicles, Winter covers the on-going battle against Queen Levana, but can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat her and find their happily ever afters? Guess you’ll have to settle in for some inter-galactic travel to find out.

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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