Here's the book packing list:
Audiobooks: (Our trip is only 12 hours round-trip so we will not have time for all four but I'm afraid each of us will want to listen to a different book.)
- Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan...we listened to 70% of this book on the return trip from Banff. We will finish this audiobook for sure.
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I've heard only wonderful stuff about this book and love the author after reading Seabiscuit. I think my husband will want to listen to this next.
- Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien...my daughter is listening to this trilogy this summer and she commutes to work. She is lobbying for this book even though my husband and I haven't listened to the first book in the series and would have to strain our brains back to high school to recall the details of the first book.
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole...this will get my vote since I am currently on disc two and enjoying the heck out of it. I'd even be willing to start over.
- Teeth by Hannah Moskowiz...I am very ambivalent about this book so far, but I haven't determined if I should abandon it yet so I'll pop it in the bag but don't know if I will finish it.
- Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan...it is the only book on my summer reading list that I own the book (the rest belong to the library) so I can take this one to the pool and not worry about it getting wet.
- Wesley the Owl: the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl by Stacey O'Brien...next month's book club selection. I just picked it up from the library today so I'll pop it in the bag in case I can get to it.
- And...? I probably won't be able to read four books in one week but what if I DO finish all three and I'm without a book. Guess I'll throw another book in the bag, just in case. Should I include a mystery, a romance, an award winner, realistic YA, or fantasy? Hmm...I'm thinking it is time for a good romance. Let's see what I have in my stack.