In a few weeks, the Word Nerd will be taking a trip that requires flying.
Flying is only tolerable because it involves hours of sitting where the only useful thing to do is read.
However, what to read on an airplane is complicated question. The book needs to be long enough to last for 6 hours on a plane, but not so long that Word Nerd will get scoliosis from having it weigh down her carry on bag as she has to make a connecting flight. Moreover, since there's nothing else to do on the airplane or at the gate but read, the book must also be interesting/suspensful/gripping/a page-turner, etc., so that Word Nerd doesn't get bored.
Bottom line, Word Nerd is at this time, stumped, about what she should check out from the library to take on the plane.
She needs your help. Post your recommendations for what the next airplane book(s) should be. Here are some past airplane books to help you refine your recommendations.
Timeline, Michael Crichton
Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
Watership Down, Richard Adams
Fool's Errand, Robin Hobb
Body of Evidence, Patricia Cornwell
Wizard's First Rule, Terry Goodkind
Various Stephanie Plum novels, Janet Evanovich
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon