I’m heading to Italy in less than ten days (insert excited squeak here), and I’m soliciting suggestions for reading material. I have a seven-and-a-half-hour flight followed by a two hour flight to reach Rome. I’m hoping to catch some shut-eye on the long flight (and, let’s be serious, I’ll probably fall asleep on the short flight too), but I’ll have some time hanging around JFK and CDG as well.
I can be overly ambitious when selecting books for airplane rides. I spent a year trying to read Anna Karenina on planes while working for the sorority, and I selected Atonement for the long flight to Chicago from Hong Kong. Both of these were dismal failures: It took me, quite literally, years to read Anna Karenina, and I still haven’t managed to slug my way through Atonement. Faring only slightly better was Pride and Prejudice, which I couldn’t bring myself to read on the international flight I had selected it for but I did finish a month or two later.
In short, I need something a little lighter – but not too light. (I don’t do chick lit.) Can anyone help a girl out and offer some suggestions?