Books to Read on Long Haul Flights

Books to Read on Long Haul Flights

Books to Read for Long Haul Flights

Headed somewhere? Read these books to get a feel of the destination you are going to. It helps kill time and let’s you get familiarized with the culture, the best spots, and possibly the lingo!  


New York

Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Sophie Kinsella

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So called the Big Apple by many, you might want to squeeze in a read before you take a bite. This melting pot and its dilemmas are depicted so well in this book you wouldn’t even notice that you are not there yet. Rebecca Bloomwood, the main character deals with her bad shopping shopping habits while she is broke. Talk about real New Yorker problems!



How To Be A Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, & Bad Habits

Caroline De Maigret

Not just a place for Le Romantique Paris is a place full of character. Not only is the language pleasant to the ears, the sights, the attitude, the fashion, and cafes are more appealing than usual. How To Be A Parisian is a book with a comprehensive list of how true-to-life Parisienne present themselves. Care for a baguette while you’re at it?



Before Sunrise Series 

Kim Krizan & Richard Linklater

Imagine meeting someone on a train, getting on the same vibe, spending 24 hours together, then saying goodbye to head on to your separate lives. Celine, a student from Paris, meets Jesse, an American tourist. The series goes on and shares the beautiful spots in Vienna, and activities that can be done within a day. Let go of your inhibitions & have a romantic adventure!



Bridget Jones Diary

Helen Fielding

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Getting through a flight as Bridget progresses through her 30s ensures a feel good and aww-requiring moment. The chilly weather also calls for a lot of smoking! Life truly is in the mundane and as you go along, you can learn a thing or two about english manners and how awkward things can get! Take some notes and get ready for a real immersion.



Eat Pray Love

Elizabeth Gilbert

Based on a true story, Liz shares her journey to finding freedom and the things that will really make her happy. She embarks on a journey in Italy, learning about the language and eating the way the locals do. Discover yourself in there the way that she did!


Where is the summer taking you? Get yourself ready for what’s to come and re-search/read ahead! Let us know in the comments where you’re going next!

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