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Book Hoard for Trips

I checked in at the Musing Mondays blog, which is the host for a weekly book meme or blogging prompt. Here is this week’s prompt:

Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).


Lately I’ve been hoarding books for upcoming trips to Hawaii and Asia—books that are engrossing, page-turning, and captivating to last a long-haul flight. Airport bookstore is always a hit or miss, unless I see a book jumping at me. The last thing I want is to be stuck with a boring book on my flight to Asia. When I encounter a book that sounds intriguing, I save it for the holiday travel pool. I try to achieve a balance between literature, thriller, and mystery. One book, The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont, has remained in this pile for almost a year since my previous trip to Thailand. The Distant Hour by Kate Morton I had acquired for the travel. Defending Jacob seems very intriguing and fast-paced, and so does Into the Darkest Corner. NW and The Little Friend fill up the literary department, while In the Shadow of the Banyan and A Dry White Season shine in cultural diversity.

3 Responses

  1. Of the books you’ve pictured, I’ve read and enjoyed these: Rosemary’s Baby (quick, creepy read!), We Have To Talk About Kevin (longer, creepier, and disturbing read), Defending Jacob (great book club book), The Little Friend (not a book that you can rush through).
    You sure have a variety here! Enjoy your trips and your reading!

  2. I really want to read a Zadie Smith novel, I’ve read about her stuff and it sounds awesome.

  3. A Dry White Season is on my reading list.

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