The answer to the question in my header is (of course) what books to pack! I bring this up because I am leaving on vacation tomorrow and won’t blogging for the next week or so. But I’ll be catching up on my reading (I hope) so I should come home rested, refreshed and ready to write lots of books reviews!
Here is what I’m taking with me. I wanted a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction and light books and heavy books. You never know what will mood you will be in! Plus I needed everything to be a relatively light and easy to pack softcover. My husband would be mad if I lugged heavy hardcover books with me! I’ll see how far I get with them all!
Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris. This is my “airplane” book as it is light and short and can be picked up and down fairly often. Since I am flying with a 4-year-old, I almost never get to read on the plane but one can always hope. This is the only book I’ve not read of Mr. Sedaris. I just love his stuff and after this one, I guess I’ll just have to wait for the next!
The Sister by Poppy Adams. I actually just got this one from Paperback Swap and I’m really excited about it. It is a debut novel, and it just sounds fantastic. Here is the blurb from Paperback Swap: “This lyrical and haunting story of two sisters, their troubling past, and the terrible secrets they each want buried will stay with you long after you close the book. A wonderful book loaded with twists and turns that come straight from the heart. From her lookout in the crumbling mansion that was her childhood home, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to arrive. Vivien has not set foot in the house since she left nearly fifty years ago; the reclusive Ginny has rarely ventured out, retreating into the precise routines that define her days, carrying on her father’s solitary work studying moths. As the sisters revisit their shared past, they realize that their recollections differ in essential and unsettling ways. Before long, the deeply buried resentments that have shaped both their lives rise to the surface, and Vivien’s presence threatens to disrupt Ginny’s carefully ordered world.Told in Ginny’s unforgettable voice, this subtle and chilling debut novel tells an extraordinary story of how families are capable of undoing themselves – especially in the name of love.”
The Disappearance by Efrem Sigel. I’ve written about this one a few times already, and I’m almost done. This is my December LibraryThing Early Reviewer book and it is a goodie! I’m really wanting to find out what happened!
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle. This is a humorous coming-of-age story written by a former writer of the Simpsons. It just looks like fun, and I think it will be a perfect vacation book.
Wallflower At The Orgy by Nora Ephron. I really enjoy reading Nora Ephron’s books, and this is one of the last one of her essay collections that I have left to read. Another one that will taken on the airplane as it can be picked up and put down easily.
The Memoirs of A Beautiful Boy by Robert Leleux. I wrote about this book in an earlier post so I won’t go over it again. But memoirs are one of my favorite type books to read so I would be remiss not to take one with me on vacation.