SBC: Perfect Books for Your Next Plane Ride

One of my favorite things about traveling (specifically flying) is the hours of uninterrupted reading time. Really, anything where I get uninterrupted reading time is the best. For me, traveling always seems like it calls for a specific kind of book. I want a book that’s going to suck me in and hopefully take me on an adventure with the characters. I also never mind if there’s a little bit of a mystery as well.

Below are some great travel read options. If you want a few more recommendations for perfect books for plane rides, I would also suggestion checking out the 2016 guide and the 2015 guide. I also have a few suggestions of what you shouldn’t read on a plane.

Read a little further for the chance to win your next plane read!

SBC: Perfect Books for Your Next Plane Ride | Something Good, perfect books for plane rides, @danaerinw , Cinder by Marissa Meyer Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Origin by Dan Brown (or Dark Matter by Blake Crouch) Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I really wanted to recommend Meyer’s newest book Renegades, but I’m not quite finished with it yet, so I’m saving that for my next recommendations list. I absolutely love her Lunar Chronicle series though. Think Cinderella is a cyborg and there’s some international warfare with the moon colony going on. Normally this wouldn’t be up my alley at all, but I fell in love with this series. Trust me, you will too.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Say it with me: hot Scottish men in kilts. I hope that answered any and all questions that you have about Outlander.

Origin by Dan Brown (or Dark Matter by Blake Crouch)

Sign me up for anything Dan Brown. He takes you on an adventure and won’t let go until you’ve learned all of the facts, read the Mickey Mouse watch, swam some laps, and hung out with some really attractive, yet unattainable woman. Either way, you’re going to get a book you can’t put down. If you’ve already gone through his entire catalog, go for Dark Matter. Dark Matter was a really interesting book that plays with the sliding doors idea. It’s heavier on the science, but still has the can’t put down-ness of Dan Brown.

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

This was my surprise hit. I really thought I wasn’t going to like this book and I ended up loving it. My favorite part? The story is told from different character’s perspectives, but when it changes characters, how the story is told changes. It gave me a whole new way to look at the story and I think that made all the difference.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This felt like a departure from Jenkins Reid’s normal style and I’m here for it. Check out my full review to learn more.

Now, it’s time for a giveaway!

SBC: Perfect Books for Your Next Plane Ride | Something Good, @danaerinw, The Impossible Fortress

I almost didn’t read The Impossible Fortress at the beginning of the year, but I’m so happy that I did. I was going to write my own little synopsis, but the one from Goodreads is just too perfect (and hilarious):
“a novel…about what happens when a fourteen-year old boy pretends to seduce a girl to steal a copy of Playboy but then discovers she is his computer-loving soulmate.”

It would be so much fun to read on your next plane ride and now you have the chance! I’m giving away one copy of The Impossible Fortress to a reader (limited only to the US, sorry to international readers) so you can indulge in it this holiday season as well. Just enter using the widget below.

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Good luck!

 

The Impossible Fortress
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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Origin by Dan Brown

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Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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  • Ahirini

    Fellow Dan Brown fan here! 🙌🏽
    I just picked up Origin from the library AND guess what! I was gonna read it on my long flight this weekend! #grearmindsandallthat
    The Impossible Fortress sounds like an interesting read… I am always down for some YA that isn’t very typical.

    • Yes! Origin is going to be a perfect plane read for you, you’re going to love it. Definitely check out The Impossible Fortress as well!

  • Pretty much yes to everything in that first paragraph – except with even more emphasis on the mystery portion for me. I did think Young Jane Young and Evelyn Hugo were really fun, engaging reads of the kind that you just want to eat up – so that’s perfect for when you’ve got multiple hours stuck in one seat 🙂 I thought The Impossible Fortress was really cute too!

    • Yesss! Confirmation from you makes me feel like I nailed this list. Also, I finished Renegades and it definitely gets the two thumbs up for an airplane read as well.