A New Poll: Best Books for Your Carry-on
Congratulations to Stephen, who won the galley of The Passage. You can see a full list of winners here.
Ann tells us about some of the books we saw people reading on the plane or in the airport, when we traveled for work last week. We’d like to hear your recommendations, so we’ve set up a new poll:
Click here to tell us your favorite airplane book!
What Makes a Good Airplane Book? (5:05)
Ann and I both agree that a page-turning thriller is an ideal airplane book; something you’re less likely to be distracted from. This is obviously a gross generalization, but one we’re going to run with. In that vein, I tell you about Velocity by Dean Koontz, someone who is often pegged as a horror writer, but who has been writing more nail-biting suspense novels lately. Ann recommends a book she has already told us about, but it’s now out in paperback, making it perfect for air travel: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson.
Two Books We Can’t Wait for You to Read (12:32)
Neither Ann nor I have read the books we’re recommending in segment three this week, but the raves we’ve been hearing about them made us want to bring them to your attention right away. The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald, is a book that several of our colleagues have read and loved, and follows a Forrest Gump-like character whose unusual upbringing leads to relationship problems later in life. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes is one of those rare books that gets recommended to us by several of the buyers we work with at bookstores. It’s an epic work of Vietnam War fiction that has been favorably compared to the work of Tim O’Brien