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When packing, it can sometimes be easy to forget to bring things to do on the plane. A long flight is a great way to catch up on some reading and get lost in a book. If you like fun novels that are a breeze to get through, reading Harry Potter is the perfect choice. While fantasy novels are the perfect fare for some people, others like their fiction to be a little more believable. This book by Barbara Kingsolver is a best-selling novel that came out in The Poisonwood Bible tells the story of a family from the '50s who move from the state of Georgia to become Christain missionaries in the Belgian Congo.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Call me old-fashioned, but I cannot travel without bringing a book along. Sometimes this book is literally old—I brought a vintage edition of The Grapes of Wrath with me on a flight earlier this year—and sometimes it's simply familiar. I've read it a dozen times, but there's something about imagining those Midwesterners partying in a West Egg mansion that's uniquely satisfying when boats are beating against the current just out of view. Books have always created separate worlds, and that escape can be even more enticing when we step away from our own. I knew the team at Girls at Library would understand, and that's why I asked them to share the titles they like to take along while traveling, too. In case you haven't heard of Girls at Library , it's a community that launched in for female bibliophiles to discuss their reading habits: what they're into, who they're following, and how their love of books has impacted their lives. As their mission touts, "The books one reads both shape the mind and reflect the soul," and there's no reason that shouldn't happen on the road.
TODAY does have affiliate relationships with various online retailers. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue. Instead of watching six movies in a row, curling up with a good book can be an enriching way to make the hours fly by. But what's the perfect book to bring along that's worth those precious extra ounces in your carry-on? About to go on a 14 hour flight this weekend. Need good book. Not too heady, but not a beach read either.