The Sunday Salon (August 14): Roadtrip reading list

The Sunday It’s almost time for my roadtrip to California! Yay! I’m bringing my netbook with me this time (I have some job-type stuff I have to do), and I expect we’ll find enough wifi hotspots so I can keep posting as normally. I’m finalizing my various playlists and getting all my stuff together to pack, so all that’s left is to come up with a reading list.

I’m bringing my Kindle, so I luckily don’t have to worry about running out of books to read while in the car. (I’m also bringing a paper book for the beach.) But I think it’s fun to come up with a list of books I want to focus on reading during my vacation! So I have.

Here’s what I’m hoping to read while on my roadtrip:

Most of these I’ve had on my to-read list for about a year or so, and I figure it’s time I actually, y’know…read them.

Anyway, since we’re basically going to be in the car for three days (total), I figure I can read all of those books (and stories) at least. And if I need more, I’ve got tons more loaded onto my Kindle! Yay for ebooks~

I do feel like I should have some more classics on that list, though. What’s a good classic book for roadtrips? (Something Mark Twain-y?)

Weekly Book Stats

Books read this week:
93. The Summoning – Kelley Armstrong [rating: 5]
94. The Awakening – Kelley Armstrong [rating: 4] e
95. The Reckoning – Kelley Armstrong [rating: 4] e
96. A Year Without Autumn – Liz Kessler [rating: TBD] R
97. The Magician King – Lev Grossman [rating: 4] R
98. The Unwanteds – Lisa McMann [rating: TBD] R

Books reviewed this week:
69. Ten Miles Past Normal – Frances O’Roark Dowell [rating: 4] R
78. Ringlingville USA – Jerry Apps [rating: 2]
97. The Magician King – Lev Grossman [rating: 4] R

Books acquired this week:

Currently reading:
I don’t feel like reading anything right now, honestly. 🙁 I’m 7% more into Elliot and the Goblin War than I was before, though.

6 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon (August 14): Roadtrip reading list”

  1. Have fun on your road trip to California. I came back from a 3 week long road trip in USA not so long ago, but I cannot read in a car (makes me sick), and we spent many hours driving 😉 So I only got to read when we were in hotels and motels, which was fine, because we were also there to enjoy our trip and not just read ;-D

    Have a great one!

    1. Thank you! I tend to get a bit carsick as well, but if remember to look at the horizon every fifteen minutes or so I can stave it off. And if that doesn’t work I’m bringing some audiobooks!

  2. The Moonstone! Have you read it already? If not, I strongly vote for it. Or if you don’t want The Moonstone, maybe Catch-22. That’s what I’m reading right now and I think it would make a good road trip book.

  3. I know, you’re probably long gone and I’m really too late to the game here, but here are some classics that come to mind for a road trip. First off is Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. It will make you feel better about your travel delays. And then, of course, there is Huck Finn, since you mention Mark Twain. Someone mentioned for the Classics Circuit Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck, I haven’t read it, but it’s his own road trip (not going to be public domain, though). Have a nice trip!

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