In my family, vacations typically meant long car trips up and down the continental United States. In between snacks and Motown sing-alongs, we often relied on our love of literature to pass the time across state lines. My family developed the habit of reading aloud to one another as we drove, and since I never travel without several books on hand I usually was called upon to entertain the driver and other passengers. Below are some of my family’s favorite books we definitely recommend checking out on your next long trip.
Read my full review of THE PRINCESS DIARIST.
Her third memoir, THE PRINCESS DIARIST, published shortly before she died, serves as one of the final pieces of Carrie’s legacy. Carrie consulted the journals she kept during the filming of “Star Wars” to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the beloved franchise from the point of view of a woman looking back at her naïve and vulnerable teenage self.
“Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
The turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff spans two generations—from the time Heathcliff, a strange, coarse young boy, is brought to live on the Earnshaws’ windswept estate, through Cathy’s marriage to Edgar Linton and Heathcliff’s plans for revenge, to Cathy’s death years later and the eventual union of the surviving Earnshaw and Linton heirs. A masterpiece of imaginative fiction, Wuthering Heights (the author’s only novel) remains as poignant and compelling today as it was when first published in 1847.
Read my full review of NORTH AND SOUTH.
Read my full review SEINFELDIA.
The hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up a TV show about nothing. SEINFELDIA captures the magic and hard work that went into "Seinfeld," which became a cultural sensation, changed television, and altered the lives of everyone it touched.