The 10 Best Spring Reads for the Open Road

A good book is a must-have for traveling this spring. It can make a long road trip go by a lot faster or a day by the pool or in a comfy lounge that much better.

Looking for a good book to ready during your next New Mexico adventure? Choose from these 10 travel classics and new favorites.

1. The Moment of Everything by Shelly King

The Moment of Everything by Shelly King

After loosing her Silicon Valley job, Maggie Duprés discovers romance, mystery and intrigue at a local used book store — and discovers a new side of herself in the process. A fun read infused with humor, wit and tenderness.

2. The Time In Between by María Dueñas

The Time In Between by María Dueñas

Follow the transformation of exiled Spanish seamstress Sira Quiroga into a high society couturier — while diving into the tumultuous and dangerous world of wartime Spain. Exotic settings, evocative glamour, titillating romance, and masterful suspense abound in this page-turner.

3. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Unravel the stories of four immigrant women from China and their four American-born daughters, as they express their hopes, fears, and tragic pasts.

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


“Until death do us part.” Critically acclaimed suspense writer, Gillian Flynn, takes this vow into a dark place where marriage has gone terrible wrong.

5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Choelho

This symbolic masterpiece is a true phenomenon. Follow a young shepherd on his journey as he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands.

6. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

A wonderful book about a young teenage girl who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and attends a cancer support group. Expect to laugh out loud, cry (a lot) and smile throughout this novel.

7. I Just Graduated…Now What? by Katherine Schwarzenegger

I Just Graduated...Now What? by Katherine Schwarzenegger

Almost every student will face the uncertainties of post-graduation. Join Katherine as she seeks the best guidance possible from more than 30 well-known successful people. Uncover surprising advice about job seeking, relationships, finances, moving out, taking risks and following your dreams.

8. Zero to One by Peter Thiel


Even if you’re not in the world of startups, Zero to One is worth the read because it teaches every leader an important skill: learn to think for yourself. Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, presents the importance of escaping competition altogether to create something unique for a better future.

9. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Follow a you girl’s experience growing up in the South during the 1930s that presents issues of inequality and race. A sequel is scheduled for release by the author which makes this classic even more popular than ever.

10. Fired Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg


The book that inspired the hit movie delivers comedy, tragedy and a host of lovable and memorable characters. This fast-paced novel tells the tale of friendship, love and the changing world in Alabama during the 1920s and 1980s.

Curious about what other book we’re reading? Check out our “Ultimate Book Club” Pinterest board!

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