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#TopTenTuesday Books I Read On Vacation

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Here’s how it works: Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic for each Tuesday. If you check this link, you’ll find she’s assigned topics for several future weeks so you can plan ahead. She adds, “create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list . . . Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you!”

Each week Jana posts a Linky on her blog where you can (if you want) share a link to your post and check out other bloggers’ posts.

Today’s topic is Books I Read On Vacation (bonus points if you tell us where you were!). I only read 8 books over the summer on 3 different road trips, but I’m going for the bonus points on all of them, which should compensate for the shortfall.

And making this list has painfully reminded me that I haven’t written reviews of any of these books. I had good intentions of reviewing them right after I got home, but now I’m embarrassed to have to admit that I haven’t yet done that.

Nonetheless, here are the titles, listed in the order in which I read them. 

Cover: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

finished 7/16 in Kennewick, WA

Book cover: The Lies I Tell

2. The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

finished 7/18 Spokane, WA

Book cover: The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

3. The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

finished 7/19 Spokane, WA

Book cover: Upgrade by Blake Crouch

4. Upgrade by Blake Crouch

finished 7/20 Spokane, WA

Book cover: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

5. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

finished 7/24 Grand Coulee, WA

Book cover: Take Your Breath Away by Linwood Barclay

6. Take Your Breath Away by Linwood Barclay

finished 7/26 in Yakima, WA

Book cover: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

7. The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

finished 8/28 when we were in Seattle for Ichiro’s induction into Mariners Hall of Fame 

Book cover: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

8. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

finished on 9/30 but started on 9/28 in Seattle for 3 Mariners’ games

© 2022 by Mary Daniels Brown

9 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Books I Read On Vacation”

    1. Mary Daniels Brown

      I’m glad I read the book, but I now don’t feel compelled to see the film, except possibly to see how they changed the story. I enjoyed your list this week as well, Lydia. Thanks for visiting.

  1. I grew up in southwest Washington and my parents still live there, so it’s one of my very favorite places to go on vacation! I’ll always miss the Motherland 🙂

    I really liked THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME. I just had to return UPGRADE to the library without reading it since I ran out of time before it came due. Bummer. I love Blake Crouch!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


    1. Mary Daniels Brown

      We retired here in 2013 after living in St. Louis for 40+ years, so I always love connecting with other people who have Washington connections. Thanks for reading and commenting, Susan.

  2. My intentions of writing reviews soon after finishing the book have similarly disappeared into the land of good intentions. I’m wondering if I will ever catch up

    1. Mary Daniels Brown

      And I thought I was the only one! I often ask myself the question: Should I knock myself out trying to catch up, or should I just resolve to do better in the future and move on? I waver between catching up and moving on. . .

  3. Mary – we have such similar reading taste; yours is one of the few blogs where I’ve at least heard of most of the books and in this case I’ve read most of them. I was surprised by Tomorrow and Tomorrow, bored by Upgrade (a DNF for me), and enjoyed Last Thing He Told Me. Certainly looks like a good reading trip! Thanks for stopping by.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    1. Mary Daniels Brown

      I really loved Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. I also enjoyed Last Thing a lot because of the way Hannah and Bailey learn to cooperate and trust each other, and to pursue their own approach without just falling back on the Feds. Yes, it was a good reading trip!

  4. Good news! This amazing book will be adapted into mini series on Apple TV. Semi good news is Jennifer Garner replaced Julia Roberts for leading role.🤗

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