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Review on The Vacationers

Hey guys!! So a while back, Birchbox and Birchbloggers announced they were starting a book club! The first book was The Vacationers by Emma Straub. They sent out an email to tweet about your favorite vacation and 100 Birchbloggers were going to be randomly selected to receive an early copy of the book to review for your blog! I was one of the lucky 100 people to receive this book!! Thank you so much Birchbox and  Birchbloggers!! Its hard for me to really sit down and read due to my busy, crazy life but it only took me a day and a half to get through this book. I honestly could not put it down!!

Overall , I really enjoyed reading this book. If I can't put the book down, its a good one. The author did a really amazing job with the storyline and how descriptive everything was. I'm not going to give too much away because you should go out and get this book to read.

The book is about the Post family and their summer vacation to Mallorca, Spain for two weeks. I've never been to Spain but after reading about it, I so want to go sometime soon. The main characters of the book are Franny, the mother and wife to Jim of 35 years. They have two children Bobby who is 28 and lives in Florida and Sylvia who is 18 and about to go to college. The Post live in New York and Franny wanted to take this vacation with her family and friends before Sylvia went away and just to get everyone together. Bobby's girlfriend, Carmen also attended the trip and Franny's best friend Charles and his husband Lawrence.

When I started to read this, I thought it was going to be about the adventures that the family and friends had in Spain and just about a typical family vacation. This book was nothing like I expected!! That is one of the reasons I couldn't tear this book out of my hands. I love how the author didn't tell you everything that was going on with certain characters at once. You were left guessing what someone did and why. I'll just say, a lot of secrets came out during the trip and some friction and drama were going on. I just love how you had to keep reading to know happened.

This book is now available in stores and online and I highly recommend going out and getting this for a summer read. The author, Emma Straub has two other book published, Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures and Other People We Married. If those books are as good as this one, I will be running out to get them.

So that is it for my little review on The Vacationers. What are some of your Summer books that you have read? What books do you plan on reading? Comment below and let me know!!

~** Drea Notes**~

The rain last night was a nightmare!! Thank goodness I got home safely because I was terrified driving home in it!!

I still have not gotten my Funnel Cake or Cotton Candy yet this Summer! 

And I have still been slacking off on working out but eating healthy!!


  1. This book sounds good! I really mainly teen romance fiction. Demon hunters, werewolves, vampires, witches, angels all that kind of stuff...pretty similar to the stuff that I watch on tv haha! I am going to start the last book in the Mortal Instruments Series when I go on vacation next week. If those type of books interest you, email me and I will recommend some!

  2. sounds like a good one to check out!

    1. It was a good read. Let me know if you decide to pick this up. Thanks for stopping by Elle!

  3. Sounds like a great book! I've been looking for new books to read. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Pilar! Let me know what you think if you get this book!


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