The trip to England is getting close enough, now, that I’m starting to think in terms of what I can still get read before the trip, what will be fun to read while on the trip, and what will have to wait until I get home.
I’m currently reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and A Flower for the Queen by Caroline Vermalle and Ryan von Ruben. I hope to also read, in the next few weeks, The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd and The Secret Lives of the Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay. That’s probably as much as I can manage with a book club book in there somewhere and a lot of trip-planning still to do.
We’ll see how the packing goes, but I think I’ll bring these three books in paperback for those times when e-books don’t work:
- Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
- Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
- Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
On the phone, of course, I can pack a lot more. I’m thinking of:
- Heartless by Gail Carriger
- Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
- Dark Destiny by M.J. Putney
- Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
- A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
I just noticed that these are all fiction. Apparently, I think I’ll only read novels while traveling. I’m probably right about that. I have a list on scratch paper of classic novels to consider, but I think those may be too much of a reach. Travel demands comfort reading.
These are still left on the list, so I hope to read them later in the year:
- Faith and Treason by Antonia Fraser
- Standing Stones by Beth Camp
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
- The Ariadne Objective by Wes Davis
What are you reading?
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