May 31, 2013 - 14:48 — ShannonMcNaperville

Fiction Friday is a new showcase to inspire you with titles, topics and suggestions for leisure reading. Check it out: you may find your next favorite novel!

The Naperville Public Library Summer Reading Program starts on June 3rd, with the theme "Have Book, Will Travel!"

If you'll be traveling but haven't planned those vacation accomodations yet, you'd better hurry! Perhaps these novels set in hotels, inns and B&Bs will help you choose a place to stay...

  • The Beach House, by Jane Green. On the verge of losing her beloved house, Nan rents out rooms in her Nantucket home for the summer. Visitors who come for the ocean view stay to become a makeshift family.
  • Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter. An American starlet, escaping an Italian film set, hides out at the Hotel Adequate View in a tiny coastal village, and proceeds to change the course of its proprietor's life, even 50 years later.
  • Hotel Pastis, by Peter Mayle. Reverie meets reality when the problematic aspects of his small Provencal hotel, which burnt-out executive Simon Shaw purchased as an "escape," begin to outweigh its charm.
  • Summon the Keeper, by Tanya Huff. The Elysian Fields Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast, with its spectral groundskeeper and gateway to the netherworld, is more than Claire the Keeper expected, but as a protector of Earth, she can handle it, especially with the help of her talkative cat.