When I travel, I always find time to get a bit of reading time in. Car trips, flights, and relaxing by a pool or on a beach afford ample time to read fantastic books. Here is What I Read while traveling to Roatan, Honduras.
The first book that I read on my trip to Roatan was The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Quite frankly, this story is chilling. What made it so chilling was that the main character could remember her life before, a life just like the ones that we all lead now. And all of that changed so quickly and drastically in a short time. I absolutely encourage everyone to read this book, but make sure you follow it with a more uplifting tale, as you may finish it feeling a little nervous and negative. 🙂
The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan was my second book of Roatan. I liked this book, but not quite as much as War Brides (which I loved), another of Helen Bryan’s books. I found The Sisterhood a little uneven in its pacing, but a really good story. The thing that I did enjoy about it was that the story is set in multiple locations, spanning the globe, so it certainly wasn’t boring.
Room by Emma Donoghue is fantastic, but also chilling. The premise of the book is a woman who has been abducted as a teenager and then bears a child by her abductor. The child has never been outside of the Room where he was born and where his mother has been held since her kidnapping. It is told from the perspective of this small boy. This one is definitely worth a read, and is difficult to put down.
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd is a fast paced book that follows a young woman whose father is a disgraced scientist. Her father fled after information about his experimentation came to light, and she has been essentially orphaned. This is another book that is a real page turner. The second book in the trilogy, Her Dark Curiosity came out in January 2014; and the final installment in the trilogy, A Cold Legacy came out in January 2015. I haven’t read them yet, but likely will.