My husband and I are finally going on our honeymoon, huzzah! Planning is fun wrapped with worry – did I reserve the right dates? How much rental car insurance do we need? Are bedbugs really that common now?! – but figuring out what books to bring is the highlight, hands down.
With my ereader bulk isn’t a problem but there’s always the question of content. Do I want to try out new authors or stick to my favorites? Will I have the mental stamina for a long, nuanced read or will I need a gripping plot to keep me interested?
The best solution, of course, is to have a little bit of everything:
- Something plotty for the plane, preferably the next book in a series I love. A trans-Pacific flight is perfect for swallowing it whole.
- Something funny for the plane. Because, plane.
- Some plane-adjacent non-fiction for the plane. Think books written by pilots and cabin attendants or the history of air travel (but not disasters!).
- Essays that I can dip in and out of, in case my attention wanders or I don’t have much time.
- A book set in the place I’m traveling to.
- Something meaty for the day it rains and we’re stuck in the hotel.
What kinds of books do you bring on a trip? Is there anything I’m missing?