Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


I Need Suggestions! What’s a Great Book to Read on an Airplane?

July 29th, 2016

Episode 318 of 540 episodes

My daughter and I are going to London next week. I’m not a huge traveler, but I know that novelty and challenge boost happiness, that new experiences stay in the memory better than familiar experiences, and that shared adventures are a great way to get closer to the people we love. And in case there are traveling challenges along the way, I always comfort myself with the Secret of Adulthood that my mother taught me: The things that go wrong often make the best memories. Plus I do love London. But here’s my question: what books should I take? I’ll have a lot of airplane time, and I love to read on airplanes — I get to focus, without interruption, for so long. Plus I’ll have reading time while we’re there. What books do you suggest? I have a bunch of books in my stack, but none of them seem right. For instance, I have a lot of books about color, but several of them are extremely heavy, and as obsessed as I am with color, it’s not a subject that I want to read about for five hours straight. I want a terrific, gripping, beautifully written novel or memoir or book ... The post I Need Suggestions! What’s a Great Book to Read on an Airplane? appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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