twelve books to make your flight go by faster


Do you guys like reading when you travel or are you more into listening to music/podcasts or watching movies? While my favorite place to read is in bed, I love reading on planes because of the lack of distraction. When I'm picking a book to read on a plane, I try to go with something engaging and fast-pace. I want a page-turner that's going to make the flight go by really quick, whether it's a two hour flight or a ten hour flight. 

If you have a trip coming up soon, here are a few suggestions! Let me know what you guys like to read on the plane.


Final Girls by Riley Sager
Girl survives college massacre, her friend is found dead many years later, her past catches up with her. Between running a baking blog and taking in another 'final girl', she tries to solve the mystery of who killed her friends and why they've returned to find her. 

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Girl travels to Asia to meet her boyfriend's insanely wealthy family, drama ensues. High fashion, luxury parties, lots of gossip.

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
This is such a wonderful book if you're going on vacation because it's set in Italy during the summer and has such a lush storyline. If you don't already know from my constant discussion of it, it is the story of a research student who falls in love with his professor's son while living with their family for the summer. Peaches, river swimming, music composition, and bicycling through the Italian countryside.

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes
A wedding dress designer wants to lose weight so she sets out to try all of the fitness trends in New York from bootcamp workouts and green juices to fitness bracelets and tea ceremonies. Funny, lighthearted, I think this would be a really fun vacation book.

Love Does by Bob Goff
A sort-of memoir broken up into easily digestible stories. Bob tells incredible stories from his life like being stranded in the Pacific Ocean, taking his kids on a world tour to meet heads of state, and more. He's super interesting and lovable. 

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
A group of children go missing on a family cruise. Topics like privilege, race, and guilt are all covered in this page-turner.


Origin by Dan Brown
Professor Robert Langdon travels to Spain for a presentation given by a billionaire futurist but chaos ensues. Technology, Catholicism, mysteries, and Antoni Gaudì. You'll want to stay on the plane to finish this.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
A reclusive woman in New York City spies on her neighbors and sees something she shouldn't. Rear Window vibes, thriller, mystery.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks
An American girl studies abroad at Oxford and falls in love with the future king of Britain. Very good if you're into William & Kate, funny, and a long read. I read this on a flight to Iceland and it made the trip go by so fast.

Everybody Rise by Stefanie Clifford
Evelyn begins working at a social media company where it is her job to attract wealthy, young It-girl types to join the platform. She puts on a charade to do so. Adirondack camps, the Hamptons, Wall Street, ambition, and lies.

The Expats by Chris Pavone
Kate moves to Luxembourg when her husband is offered a job there and she begins to reinvent herself in the new city. She slowly discovers a bed of lies surrounding her life and has to figure out what's going on. Shell corporations, empty offices, and mysterious sums of money.

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Alice grows up in small town Wisconsin but goes on to marry the president of the United States. This tells the story of her upbringing, how she met him, and how her life changes throughout. This is loosely based on the life of Laura Bush and one of my very favorite books (regardless of politics).