6 Books To Take With You On The Plane

photo: Take Aim

 

With vacation season fast approaching, it’s time to stock up on that reading list. Get the perfect book for the flight (no matter how long it is) and you’ll feel rested and relaxed. I’m a firm believer that vacations are a great time to ignore your phone, you don’t need that stress. Instead, pick up a good book and read it wherever you go. It’s the perfect time to recharge and calm your mind. With that said, these are the best books to pick up at the moment, some of these are fresh off the press, and we can guarantee that you won’t be able to put these down…

1. The Ultimate Blog Plan 

The Ultimate Blog Plan available here.

Start this book on the plane and you’ll never have a boring moment waiting to land. This page-turner is all about how to be successful online, bring a pen because each workbook exercise requires some thought and creativity. By the end of your vacay you’ll be ready to build your online empire, work through this while you’re laying by the pool, on the beach, or just chilling in your hotel. It’s the perfect excuse to work on yourself. Buy it here.

2. Crimes Against A Bookclub by Kathy Cooperman

Crimes Against A Book Club by Kathy Cooperman available here.

This book is laugh out loud funny, most people say it’s a definite vacay read. Best friends Annie and Sarah need money for their families. Annie needs to pay for her young autistic son’s therapy and Sarah wants to pay for IVF. Together they come up with a brilliant plan, selling expensive anti-aging creams to the women in their book club, but Annie adds something particularly illegal to the mix, things get a little dangerous. Don’t worry, it’s a light, funny, heartwarming read that will make you feel on a high. Perfect to start the moment you step into the plane! Buy it here.

3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine available here.

Eleanor is a little strange, to say the least. She’s a creature of habit, hasn’t developed proper social skills and wears the same clothes year in, year out. Her life is carefully scheduled, frozen pizza, vodka, and phone calls with her Mother take up most of her time. If you were to ask her, she’d probably say she wasn’t missing anything. Until she meets Raymond the IT guy. Together, Raymond and Eleanor save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who falls on the sidewalk, they all become friends, saving each other from the loneliness they’d become used to. Read this if you want to be moved! Buy it here.

4. The Leavers by Lisa Ko 

The Leavers available here.

Deming Guo’s mother went to her job at the nail salon and never came back. Meaning eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. Adopted and renamed Daniel Wilkinson, he wonders what happened to his mother, and struggles to be the All-American boy his adopted parents hoped for. This story is vivid and moving, and examines how one boy comes to terms with his past and one mother learns to live with her mistakes. If you love moving and interesting stories, you won’t be able to put this one down. Buy it here.

5. It’s Always The Husband by Michele Campbell 

It’s Always The Husband available here.

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny met as college roommates and became inseparable. Twenty years later, one of them is standing on the edge of a bridge, with someone urging her to jump. The story flashes back through their lives, showing their college years, how they dealt with adulthood and the things that strengthened their relationships and ruined them. Is it possible that friends so close can turn to murder? Or are they right when they say it’s always the husband? This mystery will have you turning the pages fast and thinking about the ways your own relationship with your friends has evolved. Buy it here.

6. This Is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe 

This Is Just My Face available here.

Gabourey Sidibe is not your average gifted and privileged girl. She shot to fame in 2009 in Precious, which is how we’ve all come to know and love her. This is her life story, and boy, is it fascinating. With a gifted mother who supported her children by singing in the subway, to her first job as a phone sex “talker”, she details her rise to fame and how she feels about the world around her. This is a page-turner and a half, it’ll make you want to go out and watch everything she’s in. Buy it here.

Which book are you adding to your list?


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photo: Take Aim

 

With vacation season fast approaching, it’s time to stock up on that reading list. Get the perfect book for the flight (no matter how long it is) and you’ll feel rested and relaxed. I’m a firm believer that vacations are a great time to ignore your phone, you don’t need that stress. Instead, pick up a good book and read it wherever you go. It’s the perfect time to recharge and calm your mind. With that said, these are the best books to pick up at the moment, some of these are fresh off the press, and we can guarantee that you won’t be able to put these down…

1. The Ultimate Blog Plan 

The Ultimate Blog Plan available here.

Start this book on the plane and you’ll never have a boring moment waiting to land. This page-turner is all about how to be successful online, bring a pen because each workbook exercise requires some thought and creativity. By the end of your vacay you’ll be ready to build your online empire, work through this while you’re laying by the pool, on the beach, or just chilling in your hotel. It’s the perfect excuse to work on yourself. Buy it here.

2. Crimes Against A Bookclub by Kathy Cooperman

Crimes Against A Book Club by Kathy Cooperman available here.

This book is laugh out loud funny, most people say it’s a definite vacay read. Best friends Annie and Sarah need money for their families. Annie needs to pay for her young autistic son’s therapy and Sarah wants to pay for IVF. Together they come up with a brilliant plan, selling expensive anti-aging creams to the women in their book club, but Annie adds something particularly illegal to the mix, things get a little dangerous. Don’t worry, it’s a light, funny, heartwarming read that will make you feel on a high. Perfect to start the moment you step into the plane! Buy it here.

3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine available here.

Eleanor is a little strange, to say the least. She’s a creature of habit, hasn’t developed proper social skills and wears the same clothes year in, year out. Her life is carefully scheduled, frozen pizza, vodka, and phone calls with her Mother take up most of her time. If you were to ask her, she’d probably say she wasn’t missing anything. Until she meets Raymond the IT guy. Together, Raymond and Eleanor save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who falls on the sidewalk, they all become friends, saving each other from the loneliness they’d become used to. Read this if you want to be moved! Buy it here.

4. The Leavers by Lisa Ko 

The Leavers available here.

Deming Guo’s mother went to her job at the nail salon and never came back. Meaning eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. Adopted and renamed Daniel Wilkinson, he wonders what happened to his mother, and struggles to be the All-American boy his adopted parents hoped for. This story is vivid and moving, and examines how one boy comes to terms with his past and one mother learns to live with her mistakes. If you love moving and interesting stories, you won’t be able to put this one down. Buy it here.

5. It’s Always The Husband by Michele Campbell 

It’s Always The Husband available here.

Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny met as college roommates and became inseparable. Twenty years later, one of them is standing on the edge of a bridge, with someone urging her to jump. The story flashes back through their lives, showing their college years, how they dealt with adulthood and the things that strengthened their relationships and ruined them. Is it possible that friends so close can turn to murder? Or are they right when they say it’s always the husband? This mystery will have you turning the pages fast and thinking about the ways your own relationship with your friends has evolved. Buy it here.

6. This Is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe 

This Is Just My Face available here.

Gabourey Sidibe is not your average gifted and privileged girl. She shot to fame in 2009 in Precious, which is how we’ve all come to know and love her. This is her life story, and boy, is it fascinating. With a gifted mother who supported her children by singing in the subway, to her first job as a phone sex “talker”, she details her rise to fame and how she feels about the world around her. This is a page-turner and a half, it’ll make you want to go out and watch everything she’s in. Buy it here.

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Beth Macdonald

Managing Editor

I'm the Managing Editor of CGD. I'm a graduate of the Penguin Writer's Academy and have published a short story. I specialize in copywriting, digital marketing, and research.

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