weekend getaway

Because nothing says 'I'm going to crush this weekend' like a new book and a comfy spot to read.

Raise a Glass to the Worst Wedding Ever in the Gleefully Sinister 'The Guest List'
Raise a Glass to the Worst Wedding Ever in the Gleefully Sinister 'The Guest List'
This weekend, you're invited to a destination wedding on an island off the coast of Ireland. Pretty people, blue skies, crashing surf, open bar, love in the air, and... oops! a little murder at the wedding reception.
Travel From Modern Savannah to WWII-Era Philippines with 'The Good Luck Stone'
Travel From Modern Savannah to WWII-Era Philippines with 'The Good Luck Stone'
Long-held secrets rise up like ghosts to haunt their keepers. The story of Audrey, our 90-year-old heroine, begins and ends in Savannah, but it's the middle bit in the war-ravaged Philippines that defines her life.
Grab a Candelabra and Your Courage to Visit the Haunted Manor House of 'Mexican Gothic'
Grab a Candelabra and Your Courage to Visit the Haunted Manor House of 'Mexican Gothic'
This weekend, take an unsettling but stylish adventure to an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico. Yes, the Doyle family is creepy and the house is quite sinister, but our heroine Noemí is a charming and feisty companion.
Extraordinary Adventures in Victorian London with 'The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter'
Extraordinary Adventures in Victorian London with 'The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter'
This weekend, take yourself off to Victorian London with a group of monstrously determined young women. You'll foil villains, beat back personal demons, and make a sound argument for why dresses must have pockets.
Celebrate Midsummer in Sweden and Get Caught Up in a Mystery With 'Black River'
Celebrate Midsummer in Sweden and Get Caught Up in a Mystery With 'Black River'
The summer solstice — a long day of sunlight and the setting for a chilling mystery. As revelers celebrate Midsommar in Sweden, danger creeps from the forest, suspects abound, and an intrepid reporter is on the case.
Celebrating Anne Frank Who Won the World's Heart With 'The Diary of a Young Girl'
Celebrating Anne Frank Who Won the World's Heart With 'The Diary of a Young Girl'
Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. Her words are as essential now as they were when she committed them to the pages of the journal she received for her 13th birthday almost 80 years ago.
Fight for Freedom, Dignity, and Hope in Liberia with 'She Would Be King'
Fight for Freedom, Dignity, and Hope in Liberia with 'She Would Be King'
Liberia was meant to be a new country in West Africa for freed slaves and free-born black people. It was both controversial and promising. This reimagining connects us to the people behind these historical events.
Get Swept Up in Adventure in 1920s Mexico With 'Gods of Jade and Shadow'
Get Swept Up in Adventure in 1920s Mexico With 'Gods of Jade and Shadow'
Casiopea is a heroine you can believe in: smart, brave, sweet but scrappy. Each of her days is much like the one before and the one after, until she meets the Mayan god of death and has the adventure of her life.
Get Ready to Rumble with a Roller Derby Mystery in 'Rolling Thunder'
Get Ready to Rumble with a Roller Derby Mystery in 'Rolling Thunder'
Who could resist women on wheels, racing around the track and tackling each other with glee? Certainly not (anti)hero Hammerhead Jed, pro-wrestler-turned-P.I., who delves into Vancouver's dark side to solve a case.
Gourmet Meals, Champagne, and Adventure Aboard a Vintage Train in 'The Dining Car'
Gourmet Meals, Champagne, and Adventure Aboard a Vintage Train in 'The Dining Car'
Is there anything quite so romantic as the notion of riding the rails? This weekend, embark on a madcap adventure across the United States while you relax in the velvet-linen-and-teak luxury of a vintage train car.
Salem is Bewitching and Beguiling in 'The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane'
Salem is Bewitching and Beguiling in 'The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane'
Who could possibly resist the allure of secret family history, a crumbling mansion, a hidden 17th-century book, and an antique key?! Certainly not our heroine Connie Goodwin, which makes for a great story, indeed.
Sneak Into Tel Aviv, Vienna, London, Paris, and More With Super-Spy Gabriel Allon
Sneak Into Tel Aviv, Vienna, London, Paris, and More With Super-Spy Gabriel Allon
Let's go jet-setting around the world this weekend (from the safety of our couches, obvs). Yes, it's potentially dangerous, but when you're hanging out with the world's best assassin, excitement is to be expected.
Travel to Victorian Yorkshire and Meet the Remarkable Heroine of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'
Travel to Victorian Yorkshire and Meet the Remarkable Heroine of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'
This weekend, travel back in time in Yorkshire and meet Helen Graham, a surprisingly independent woman who finds herself stuck in the social mores of the Victorian age — until she forges her own path to happiness.
Adventure in WWII Yugoslavia with Detective Bernie Gunther in 'The Lady from Zagreb'
Adventure in WWII Yugoslavia with Detective Bernie Gunther in 'The Lady from Zagreb'
This weekend, travel back to the 1940s with Bernie Gunther, a good detective and good man in bad circumstances. You'll visit Yugoslavia, go toe-to-toe with Joseph Goebbels, fall in love — and oh! solve a murder.
It's Music, Mystery, and Murder at an Isolated Hotel in 'Bellweather Rhapsody'
It's Music, Mystery, and Murder at an Isolated Hotel in 'Bellweather Rhapsody'
An isolated hotel. A brutal snowstorm. A mysterious death. And a high school music festival?! This novel has everything! It's a thrill ride, and we love when an author bends our favorite literary tropes to her will.
Travel from Old Czechoslovakia to Sunny L.A. with the Magical Novel 'The Trick'
Travel from Old Czechoslovakia to Sunny L.A. with the Magical Novel 'The Trick'
Let this story enthrall you as it travels from you from WWII-era Czechoslovakia to modern Los Angeles with a family of unforgettable characters. It will make you believe in the pure, unstoppable magic of love.
Get Caught Up in Brontë-Mania with the Literary Thriller 'The Madwoman Upstairs'
Get Caught Up in Brontë-Mania with the Literary Thriller 'The Madwoman Upstairs'
Literary mysteries abound in this smart, suspenseful love letter to literature set at Oxford University. Our heroine Samantha has known too much tragedy for her young age, and her life is about to upended again.
Solve a Mystery and Drink Champagne with Phryne Fisher in Australia
Solve a Mystery and Drink Champagne with Phryne Fisher in Australia
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to Queenscliff, Australia. You'll enjoy a lovely holiday by the sea and join in the search for buried treasure. A little bubbly and a pearl-handled pistol go a long way.
It's Moxie, Mayhem, and Murder in Victorian London with 'A Murderous Relation'
It's Moxie, Mayhem, and Murder in Victorian London with 'A Murderous Relation'
London, 1888. So posh, polite, and perilous. Go undercover with Veronica Speedwell and her partner Stoker as they try to avert royal embarrassment, dodge flying bullets, thwart Jack the Ripper, and flirt up a storm.
Gaze on the Arno and Visit the Italian Countryside with the novel 'A Room with a View'
Gaze on the Arno and Visit the Italian Countryside with the novel 'A Room with a View'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to the warm sunshine and stunning sights of Florence with Lucy Honeychurch, a heroine who would take the world by storm, if she could only get out of her 19th-century muddle.
Explore the Tropical Jungle and Try Not to Get Chomped with 'Jurassic Park'
Explore the Tropical Jungle and Try Not to Get Chomped with 'Jurassic Park'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to the lush landscape of Costa Rica: glorious sunshine, azure-blue water, and dazzling foliage. Pay no attention to the many ravenous, angry dinosaurs roaming the jungle.
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