8 possible reads for my 8 hour flight

I’ve done the 3 hour flight from England to Spain, Spain to England what feels like a million times now. I’m an expert at it and have it down to a science: headphones in, snacks on hand, Netflix movie downloaded or book ready to go.

My favourite part of flying is takeoff and landing. The in between is when I get restless no matter how much I’ve got on hand to keep me entertained. So I’m getting prepared for my 8 hour flight to America.

Today is going to be a longggg day. I’ve got a 3 hour train journey down to London, at least 4 hours in Heathrow to avoid stress, 8+ hour flight to New York, a 2+ hour layover, and then 1 hour flight to get to my final destination. I’m going to die.

The thing that’s keeping me sane is looking at it like this: I’m going to have a lot of downtime to read. So today we’re going to be looking at the eight books I have my eye on that I think will be very good to read while travelling.


I’ve been slacking with a capital ‘S’ recently when it comes to ARCs. It’s probably because a lot of the ARCs on my shelf right now are quite chunky fantasy novels which excites but also terrifies me. I’ll be taking my Kindle instead oh any physical books for convenience sake so it seems fitting to try and start one of these intimidating fantasy ARCs.

  • Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong – I’m determined to read this book before it’s release. An 18 hour travel day seems like enough time to at least make a dent.
  • With Fire in Their Blood by Kat Delacorte – I have a good feeling about this book. Can’t explain it, don’t want to explain it. It’s got dark magic, mafia clans and a teenage girl stuck in the middle of it. Seems like the right amount of action and drama to keep me entertained.
  • Gallant by V.E Schwab – Shwab’s books are best consumed in as few sittings as possible. The writing style of her books recquire long periods of time to get into and get lost in the story hence why it’s on this list.


The logic behind having two possible romance options is that I’m guessing I’m going to be tired. Like I’ll be downing Monster energy drinks like I don’t know what but I’m still going to be exhausted – emotionally and physically. Romance is such an easy genre to consume, hence …

  • Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher – Another book I’ve actually started but plan to read again from page 1. This is going to be fast paced and that’s what I’m going to need.
  • Snowflake by Nia Forrester – I’ve had this romance for a while now but keep forgetting about it because it’s not a super popular one and doesn’t have a super eyecatching cover (no matter how much I enjoy this understated purple). Sports romance is always where it’s at and this one features a runner (?) so I’m interested.


I’m really keen on the idea of just sitting for eight hours and reading a mystery from cover to cover. That’s something I never have the opportunity to do so I’m thinking I should make the most of it.

  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide – I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while. I’m not saying I need to be stuck in a metal tube to finally push me to read it but … Also this is set in a boarding school, I’m on my way to living in dorms. It kinda relates.
  • The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry – I saw Reagan from PeruseProject talk about this and I think I’m remembering that she read this in one day. This is making me think that this is going to be fast paced and keep me entertained.
  • The Society for Soulless Girls by L.K Steven – I took this off my currently reading shelf because the dark academia, autumnal vibes just wasn’t matching the 40*C weather I’m currently stuck in. Planes, however, are airconditioned. I’m definitely considering re-starting this book from page one and devouring it all.

And there we have the 8 books I might read. To be fair, it’s going to be such a long day I’m hoping to be able to read a couple. If you’ve read any of these I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings! Which do you recommend the most? Also, any advice to survive the long haul flight is muchly appreciated – thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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