It’s that time of year again. As I’m now just a week away from my vacation, I’m starting to worry about the most important detail: what to read. Packing can be done on Thursday night, travel guides can be read on the plane, but sensible book planning takes time and care.
Except my brain is fried, and I need your help, please. I just can’t decide which books to bring. Here are my requirements:
- Available in paperback, acquirable in NYC online or otherwise within a week. (I know, I know, vacations are what e-books are made for! But I’m a trade paperback girl at heart, and reading e-books feels like work because that’s how I read manuscripts.)
- Engaging, compelling, engrossing—fiction or nonfiction, any category, light and hilarious or dark and serious, as long as my mind doesn’t wander from the page.
- Not a massive doorstop, since I’d like to fit a few books and not have to check bags. (A girl can dream.)
- Bonus points for a book that takes place in Greece, my destination, that I can start on the plane to psych myself up for the trip!
So while I’m daydreaming about white-washed houses, blue-domed churches, and Byron-graffitied temples, won’t you please offer up some great reads for me to enjoy?