Travel Reading

We leave for Japan in less than 2 weeks (!!!!) and my friend and I are trying to get organized. We're pooling our books to make sure we have enough reading material for train rides and down time. Here's our list so far, any recommendations for what excellent reads we should add?

1. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3. The Heart of the Matter

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13 comments

Diana Mieczan said...

Yuppie to Japan...Your choices are great..I bet you are so excited..right?
Have a great day and see you soon sweetie
Ps: Where in Japan you will be staying?Tokyo?

Carina the Blogarina said...

Well, you should read the rest of the Stieg Larsson books! All three, girl with a dragon tattoo, the girl who played with fire and the girl who kicked the hornet's nest. It's a series :)

luke and pamela said...

tales of a female nomad is one of my favorite books to give friends going on trips. it encourages you to really get out there and make relationships while you tour around, instead of just take photos, i think. have a wonderful trip!

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Have a BLAST in Tokyo! I am reading Sloane Crosley's collection of essays "I Was Told There'd Be Cake." It's Sedaris-esque, except the author is a 30 year old female, so she writes about stuff like killing off her math teacher via dysentary while playing Oregon Trail. Very fun, light summer read.

Bon voyage!

Mary said...

Wow - trip to Japan sounds amazing! I'm reading Girl with a Dragon Tattoo right now, and it's a great vacation book. I agree with the previous commenter - go ahead and get the other books in the series. I just ordered mine! (The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is on my nightstand too!)

Ashlee Gadd said...

Water for Elephants is one of my all-time favorite reads! Doesn't hurt that they're also making it into a movie with Robert Pattinson ;)

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I recently finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- I couldn't put it down! Emily Giffin is my favorite chicklit author and I can't wait to read her latest book. The books I've read recently that I recommend are Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane, Jen Lancaster's Bitter is the New Black and anything by Malcolm Gladwell.

Have a great trip!

I'm Lindsay! said...

Have you read Water for Elephants yet? I just finished that and really enjoyed it.

Nicole Marie said...

so so so true!! i love reading mary higgin clark books on vaca because they're easy mystery reads. also have you read firefly lane? sooo gooodddd

Stevie said...

Since you're traveling to Japan, I think some Haruki Murakami would be appropriate! The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, or any of his books really.

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

Nick's mom told me told me "The Girl with a Dragon Tatoo" is good. I guess there's a movie that recently came out. I can't wait to hear about your trip when you get back!

Emma said...

your trip sounds so fun! i just finished The Help and it was fabulous!

Bestie said...

Should add SPIN by Robert Rave...if you want a lighter book. Great summer read.

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