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Top 5 Books to Take on Vacation

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Wondering what to pack for your next vacation? When you are on vacation, often you want to relax, escape and unwind. There is nothing quite like a good book to accomplish these things. Here are five books that are quick, entertaining reads--great choices to throw in your bag for your next vacation.

1. 'Beginner's Greek' by James Collins

'Beginner's Greek' by James Collins
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This sweet, simple romance begins on a cross-country flight. James Collins' debut novel is well written, delightful reading for your next trip.

2. 'When You are Engulfed in Flames' by David Sedaris

'When You are Engulfed in Flames' by David Sedaris
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David Sedaris is hilarious. His latest collection of essays will keep you entertained, but allow you to put the book down easily between stories so that you can do some sight-seeing.

3. 'People of the Book' by Geraldine Brooks

'People of the Book' by Geraldine Brooks
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People of the Book takes place mostly in Europe over several centuries, and would be great reading for a cross-Atlantic flight.

4. 'Beneath a Marble Sky' by John Shors

Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
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Beneath a Marble Sky is a fictional story surrounding the building of the Taj Mahal. This novel would please those who like romance combined with adventure.

5. 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time is told from the viewpoint of an autistic teenager and is much more than a mystery novel. See the world through different eyes, laugh out loud, and discover who killed the neighbor's dog. This is a thoughtful and entertaining novel.
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