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With the summer almost upon us, I’m looking for some summery books, and in doing so I’ve come across Road Trip Romance, which can be considered a very popular trope between summer books. The name itself is pretty self-explanatory, it’s when two or more people decide to, for whatever reason, make a road trip and somewhere in between they fall in love and/or discover themselves.
Summer books are one of my favorite things to read, and with Road Trip Romance being a somewhat well-known part of it, I have read some books with it. For me it’s complicated though, I love the idea of it, the road trip vibe and everything along with it. But I’ve never read a great book with this trope. Ever. And I have read quite a few so maybe that’s just not achievable.
I have a few books that I read and liked it, they’re good books but not quite there yet, you know? Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour was super cute, very summery and I really liked the characters. I know everyone loves this book, I’ve seen so many good things about it, and it’s not like I hate it or anything, it is a nice book, I really can’t find something to criticize about it, I just didn’t love it. Another one is You Are Here, I really liked the idea of this book, it was original and I enjoyed reading it. I like the author a lot, but her books can be very slow paced and sometimes boring, which was the case with this one unfortunately.
I’m not a huge fan of John Green, but he does have the road trip feel down when he writes about it, and he does have a couple of books that has a lot of road trip in it, so if you’re into it, you might want to check them out.