Reading Adventures

Books are a wonderful way to enhance your travel. Audiobooks help pass the time while driving, while “real” books can keep you company while you drink your morning coffee, lounge by your campfire, or hunker down during a storm. They can be pure entertainment or teach you more about the history and people you will encounter. Browse below to find your next best read.

I’m very active on It’s a great site to track your reading, set up your ever-growing “to read” list and join in challenges. I’d love to see you over there – just send me a friend request.

You can find many of my book lists in my shop at Just click the button and you’ll be taken right there.

General Book Lists

State Book Lists

Watch this location – I’m in the process of curating book lists for every US state (and I’ll also be adding all the Canadian provinces). For the past 4 years, I’ve read at least one book from every state – it’s a fantastic way to learn about the places you’re traveling to.

Individual Book Reviews

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

This riotous, fast-paced, deeply human novel is set in the housing projects in south Brooklyn. This is NOT A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Not by a mile. But it IS Brooklyn, in all its complex dysfunction. James McBride hit it out of the ballpark with his newest novel. I predict this book will get shortlisted…

Epic Time Travel Novel – Best I Have Read in Years

Epic Time Travel Novel – Best I Have Read in Years

Book review: 11.22.63 by Stephen King. One of the best time travel books, fiction Hard to believe, I know, but I have never read a novel by Stephen King. While I read a lot of books every year (200 in 2019), across most genres, I avoid horror. I can take a gruesome murder mystery, but…