packing light - books

We leave for Iceland on Monday! We have never done a vacation at the end of summer, so it's been fun looking forward to something all summer long. It's also been easier, because summer is great so you're not pining for it to end - even though you know it'll end with a bang!

This week I'm packing up a storm and trying not forget anything, with the added challenge of us having to pack extremely light. We're flying with a crazy budget airline that has strict restrictions on luggage. We each get a 5kg carry-on and that's all! We are paying extra to bring one large suitcase, which will be filled with shoes and food, mainly, so our personal luggage has to fit in a regular adult (not backpacking) sized backpack.

But we hope to get a lot of reading done in the evenings, particularly because one of our locations, where we'll spend 6 nights, has no wifi. Ah! Kinda scared, also thrilled in a good way :)

I just downloaded a ton of ebooks from my local library onto my Kobo eReader. If you don't have an eReader, I highly recommend one! It weighs less than a paperback book, and can store literally hundreds of books. A lot of people love the Kindle, for good reason, but I prefer the Kobo because you can download library books with the Kobo instead of having to always buy the ebook.

Here's what I'm bringing:

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (because the movie was lovely, and the book is always even better)
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford
Seven Men: And The Secret Of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas (I really want to read his similar book, Seven Women, but my library didn't have it)

My brother just gave me The Course of Love by modern philosopher Alain de Botton, and I'm in the middle of Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman, but I can't bring either due to weight restrictions. I'll have to enjoy those when I'm back in Canada.

What are you reading these days?

1 comment:

  1. Are all of those books good reads? Is there one you would recommend the most? :)