7 Must-Read Books During the Holidays

The thrills of travel tend to wear off when you’re on the third hour of your 4-hour layover, when the train ride seems to never end, or when your bus is 20 minutes late. The biggest pitfall of traveling is the waiting – which is why you should never travel without a book. Time flies when you’re reading a great novel.

If you’re traveling this holiday season, make sure you’ve packed the perfect book. Not just any book will do, make sure you’re reading a book that is right for you, and right for your trip.

So here’s a list of travel-friendly books will enhance your adventure and pass the downtime.

Relax and Unwind with Next Therapist Please


Planning to get away from all the stressors of life this holiday? Make sure you pack, Next Therapist Pleaseby Laurie Finkelstein. Based loosely on Laurie’s experience, you’ll quickly lose yourself in this novel.

Laughter is the best medicine, and this book will have you smiling as you relate to the frustration, struggles, and hardships. Main character Janie is blessed with anxiety, depression, and OCD. Follow as she breezes through therapists in her search to find the best solution. A great novel to enjoy on your getaway trip.

Accomplish More with How Women Negotiate from a Position of Strength

Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you can’t also be productive. Use your time wisely and read How Women Negotiate from a Position of Strength by Ray Michell Esq. This book will help you to make the moves necessary to further your career and life.

The Sculpting Life Above Average series helps women build their credibility, influence and to tell their story, live their truth, and be believed. How Women Negotiate from a Position of Strength focuses on building core expertise in fortifying your personal brand, and mastering negotiation and deal-making skills. Raye Michell is a Harvard Law trained attorney, negotiator and power expert with over 30 years of experience.  Use the down time you have while traveling to learn the skills to create the best you.

Have a Good Laugh with Christmas Karma

Ah, the holidays. Families gather around a beautifully decorated tree, hold hands while they sing carols and smile lovingly at each other while the warm spirit of the holidays fills the soul. If you’re scoffing at that imagery because your holidays are nothing like it, then pick up a copy of Christmas Karma. Christmas Karma is narrated by a witty angel with a twisted sense of humor as he tells the story of a dysfunctional family during the holidays. As you read, you’ll find yourself nodding along in agreement with the relatable characters. A great book to read while you anticipate your own family’s upcoming festivities.

Take a Journey with Journeyman

If you’re traveling to the East Coast for the holiday’s, perhaps you’re seeing the sites and all the beauty America has to offer, or visiting with family. Then make sure to pack Journeyman for your trip.

In this Sci-Fi adventure novel, main character Matt Miller is mysteriously transported to Colonial American. With no way back home, he must now live life as an American colonist, with the skills and knowledge he has from modern times. Matt Miller finds himself in a world he has only read about in history books. Can he survive in the 18th century? Could you?  Pack your bags, and a copy of Journeyman, while you hit the road and rediscover America’s beauty and history through the eyes of a time traveler.

Chug Along with Engine Woman’s Light

If you’re in need of some entertainment on your train ride for the holiday’s, make sure you’re carrying The Engine Woman’s Light. The Engine Woman’s Light by Laurel Anne Hill is perfect for a long train ride, it will pull you into the alternate world and before you know it you’ll be at your destination.

Main character, Jaunita, narrowly escapes from a train ride train ride headed to an asylum for the poor and unwanted. Her grandmother sacrificed everything to free Jaunita from the train ride to her certain death.  After a vision, Jaunita must take on the unsavory task of stopping the train, which is on its way to killing the innocent passengers aboard. Explore the nineteenth century steampunk world where ancestors make ghostly visits and heroes come in all shapes and sizes. A great read while on a train or on the go, make sure to pack this book in your suitcase.

Get to Know Yourself with You Are Psychic, The Healer’s Handbook

Have you always felt you were able to do unordinary things? Maybe you have an uncanny ability to help heal your loved ones. Or maybe you have a strange sense about the people around you. Whatever it is, it may be time to discover those abilities with You Are Psychic, The Healer’s Handbook.

Author Micheal Priv has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and insight into various religions and faiths. Priv boasts that this new book is the culmination of over thirty years of research that put him deep into 28 different religions and even stranded in a cult. Through his journey, Priv was in contact with dangerous gangs, the Russian mafia, and even pitted him against the FSB in Moscow. He has the experience behind his abilities to be a healer and an empath. He put together his techniques for psychic healing into a complete guide for readers to explore.

Sightsee with Ivory Ghosts

Do you plan your vacations with the hope of spotting exotic wildlife? Then you need a copy of Ivory Ghosts in your backpack.  This comic is perfect for those who are off on an animal sightseeing adventure. This beautiful comic is a thriller brimming with majestic wildlife, village politics, and international intrigue.

The comic tells the story of a chilling quadruple homicide which raises the stakes in the battle to save Africa’s elephants. The beautiful pictures and thought-provoking story-line will keep you enthralled for the duration of your trip.