Red, White & Blue // A Bookish Indepdence Day

Hi everyone! So as I’m sure most of you know, tomorrow is Independence Day for the US! For my American friends, have a great day.

As you may know, I’m actually across the pond in the UK. But who says we can’t celebrate too? 😉

To celebrate, I’m going to be picking some of my favourite books set in America. So, let’s start!


Goodreads | Amazon


Goodreads | Amazon


Goodreads | Amazon


Goodreads | Amazon

For those of you that know a little about these novels, you probably realised two of them are road-trip books. I don’t really have a ‘bucket list’, but one of the things I’d love to do in my life is to road-trip across the states, hopefully with my best friends in tow! Shoutout to Sophie & Emma here, we’re doing this thing! With a lot of stops at book stores…

Two of the places I’d love to visit most in the US is Yosemite National Park (I’m even wearing a CALIFORNIA t-shirt right now) and Geauga Lake (at least to glimpse it from the road!), inspired by Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and You Were Here. I’d also love to explore some of the other abandoned places in You Were Here, if I have the guts!

Where would you love to visit from your favourite novels?

Bonus: Some red, white & blue books I adored!

Before I go, have a great day tomorrow – whether you’re in the US/celebrating or not.


May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽






11 thoughts on “Red, White & Blue // A Bookish Indepdence Day

  1. Good book choices. 🙂 I’m one of the few people who (for the most part) actually liked E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, so I’m curious about How to Be Bad. I haven’t heard of that book before. Also, thanks for sharing in the U.S. Independence Day festivities! You can celebrate that your country didn’t have to deal with us anymore. 😉

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    1. I adored How To Be Bad! I’ve heard it’s more lighthearted than We Were Liars, which I’m actually hoping to read later this month. I’ll make sure to include a little comparison of the two in my review!


  2. Sadly there’s not much left of Geauga Lake to see, other than the Big Dipper. It’s really depressing now. I wish they would’ve at least kept a small park there (like it was for over 100 years) instead of just demolishing it completely.

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    1. Hey Jeff 🙂 Did you see the Big Dipper on the cover of You Were Here? I’m so happy the book ended on top of that thing. It’s pretty accurate about what’s there and where stuff has been moved in the book, actually. Yeah it would have been awesome to still have even a tiny part of it left. Still, you never know what they’ll do with the site in the future!


  3. I hope you enjoy your independence day in the UK! I’m from the UK and recently relocated to California, and in fact spent last 4th July in Yosemite, you’ll love it when you get there one day! Looking forward to taking part in some traditional activities this year!

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