By Elly Leavitt

Published on June 16, 2017

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No matter where you’re going on your honeymoon, a good read is a travel necessity. From beloved classics to the more non-traditional love stories, our editors have you covered on the books you should pack for your post-wedding getaway.  

 
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Molly Guy, Weddings Editor 

The Lover by Marguerite Duras is one of my all-time favorites. It’s a tragic, slightly perverted love story set in the backdrop of French colonial Vietnam and the prose is beyond perfection. I always cry at the ending, too. Plus, it’s small and light and will fit in your tiny Celine carry-on tote.”

 
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Jessica Dailey, Digital Editorial Director

“Jill Santopolo’s new novel The Light We Lost is the perfect beach read: an engrossing, romantic, and surprisingly sexy story about the power of first love. But if you’re not looking to shed a few tears on your honeymoon, maybe save this one for when you’re back.” 

 
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Lily Sullivan, Editorial Assistant



“Honeymoon reads don’t fully have to be about love and romance. Courtney Maum’s book Touch is an of the moment satire you should not miss.”

 
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Alex Redgrave, Executive Editor 

Green Porno by Isabella Rossellini. Have fun, laugh lots, get weird.” 

 
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Anna Kocharian, Digital Editor 

“It’s not your traditional love story, but A Moveable Feast is a moving tribute of Hemingway’s love for the city of Paris.”

 
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Tracy Cho, Executive Director of Marketing

“Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah is an unexpected love story that makes you root for fate and the idea of soulmates.”

 
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Kristen Limoges 

“I’d suggest domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home. Because you’ve got some decorating to do! Two different styles to blend together, you can go through the pages and pick your favs. But also, IDK, I’m single, guys.”