Mile High Reading

This was difficult since the majority of books I read are often disturbing, depressing, or downright difficult to stomach during somethin...



This was difficult since the majority of books I read are often disturbing, depressing, or downright difficult to stomach during something as sensitive as flying. I think I finally managed to pick a pretty good selection of books for both long and short haul flights.


| Affluenza by Oliver James
| The Secret History by Donna Tartt
| The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
| The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
| Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
| Modern Baptists by James Wilcox




| The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
| Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
| The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
| Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
| Bossypants by Tina Fey
| Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

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  1. Definitely will check these out, flights are a pain!x

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  2. On my last few flights, I read John Williams' Stoner and Peter Mendelsund's What We See When We Read. :)

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  3. jamie-lee11/01/2014

    Affluenza is SUCH a good read - I go totally stuck into this last year and couldn't put it down. I've been reading the Opposite of Loneliness lately which is a pretty good airplane read I reckon!

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  4. Not that kind of girl is also on my reading list! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  6. I'm reading The Secret History right now. I really like it so far. :) Great suggestions, I'll have to check out the other titles.

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  7. Oh my goodness, I literally JUST finished reading The Secret History and I need to gush over how incredible it was! It is the best book I've read so far this year, and has definitely earned a place on my all time favourite books list. Fantastic picks!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  8. Thanks for these recommendations. I've been looking for new books to get on my Kindle :)

    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa ♡

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  9. You've included a few of my favourites here (Curious Incident... / Life of Pi). And added a few to my to-read list as well!

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  10. perfect post! my book wish list just got a bit longer :) i recently read bossypants, and found it absolutely hilarious! so so good.
    xo, cheyenne

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  11. One thing I forgot to do when I flew for the first time was to pack a book. :(

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  12. Phoebe Tee11/02/2014

    I love anything by Donna Tartt, so I will definitely be checking this one out!
    Phoebe xx
    www.phoebetea.co.uk

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  13. The Secret History is amazing - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  14. Ugh - WORSE. NIGHTMARE.

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  15. Awesome - let me know if you read any of them and what you thought :))

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  16. Wicked :)) I hope you enjoy them!

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  17. Let me know if you read any of them and what you thought.

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  18. I feel the same! I think it's possibly one of the best books (if not THE best) I have read all year!

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  19. I did a little review of it a couple of days ago.. it's O K.

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  20. I love reading about society, psychology, and how our modern world works - Affluenza really is a fantastic read.

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  21. I didn't read ANYTHING on my latest flights! I got stuck into the free films instead..

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