Anatomy of Road Trip Reading

August 14, 2015

Road trips are a great way to spend your summer holidays with friends or family, seeing destinations that are (mostly) close to home. However much fun it can be to turn the music up loud and feel the wind in your hair, you'll inevitably have to deal with at least a few of the following: traffic, desperately needing a rest stop with none in sight, backseat squabbles, having to defend your choice in music, car sickness, sitting in a stinking hot car waiting for the AC to kick in, and, oh yeah, longs hours spent inside a small metal box. If you're heading out on a road trip during these last few weeks before fall begins to settle in, we've put together a few possible scenarios that may help you whittle down your all important book selections as you pack.

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Road trips are a great way to spend your summer holidays with friends or family, seeing destinations that are (mostly) close to home. However much fun it can be to turn the music up loud and feel the wind in your hair, you'll inevitably have to deal with at least a few of the following: traffic, desperately needing a rest stop with none in sight, backseat squabbles, having to defend your choice in music, car sickness, sitting in a stinking hot car waiting for the AC to kick in, and, oh yeah, longs hours spent inside a small metal box. If you're heading out on a road trip during these last few weeks before fall begins to settle in, we've put together a few possible scenarios that may help you whittle down your all important book selections as you pack.

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Camping

Boring Girls by Sara Taylor (ECW Press)

Hair-Trigger by Trevor Clark (Now or Never Publishing)

New Tab by Guillaume Morissette (Vehicule Press)

Amusement Parks

Humans 3.0 by Peter Nowak (Goose Lane Editions)

I’m Not Scared of You or Anything by Jon Paul Fiorentino (Anvil Press)

Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome by Megan Gail Coles (Creative Book Publishing)

Sightseeing

Curationsim by David Balzar (Coach House Books)

The Search for Heinrich Schlogel by Martha Baille (Pedlar Press)

The Dead Kid Detective Agency & Dial M for Morna by Evan Munday (ECW Press)

Adventure

The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest (Coteau Books)

Bunny and Shark by Alisha Piercy (BookThug)

For Your Safety Please Hold On by Kayla Czaga (Nightwood Editions)


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