Travel Reading List

September 3, 2014 | 2 comments


Living on an island in the middle of nowhere (Pacific Ocean) means that going somewhere else always involves getting on an airplane. Most often, it involves multiple flights. Multiple long, long, long flights with nothing else to do than to read.

It’s great. Hours of hours of sitting under a blanket (not having anywhere else you have to be) while someone serves you hot tea and biscuits.

(OK, I don’t like all the other things involved in flying like the hundreds of other passengers who clearly didn’t get the message about appropriate activities/behaviour for said flight. Or the turbulence. I actually really hate the turbulence. And also, it would be nice if I could once in a while eat the snack that is being served with the tea.)

I’m about to go on another trip. This time I’m going to Yogyakarta for a conference. On the map, it doesn’t look that far from Hawaii, but we’re flying through Tokyo and Jakarta, so it will be four days of traveling there and back. To make sure I don’t get bored (or too annoyed by the other passengers or upset by the turbulence) I’ve loaded my Kindle with a great selection of books to pick between:

travel reading

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. What happens when two people who are meant to be together can’t seem to get it right?

If I Stay by Gayle Forman. In the blink of an eye everything changes.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible.

Waiting for You by Shey Stahl. Bailey Gray is tired of her perfectly planned life.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective.

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes.

Which one do you think I should start with?