Spring Break Books: What to Pack in Your Bag

We love to read at Make It Better and we’re busy grabbing books for the upcoming break—whether we’re going to Florida, Fiji or just staying put in Fort Sheridan. Here are our suggestions. Add yours!


Adventures in eating:

On a Dollar a Day: One Couple’s Unlikely Adventures in Eating in America
by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
by Ruth Reichl

Ghost story that will take you away to London:

Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel
by Audrey Niffenegger (Evanston native and author of the “Time Traveler’s Wife”)

Historical fiction with a “Twilight” twist:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith


The Measure of Our Success : Letter to My Children and Yours
by Marian Wright Edelman

Murder mystery you won’t be able to put down:

Secrets of Eden: A Novel
by Chris Bohjalian

Political junkie:

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Quick, fun read about women and relationships:

Still Summer
by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Scheming woman, deceptive husband:

A Reliable Wife
by Robert Goolrick

School assignment:

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths, The)
by Margaret Atwood

Thriller/mystery that you can’t put it down:

Tell No One: A Novel
by Harlan Coben

Touching, true story about a girl and a baby whale:

by Lynne Cox

Women bonding:

I See You Everywhere
by Julia Glass