I have firmly sworn myself to bringing only two physical books with me to Japan, since my suitcase space will be at a premium, and things like special contact cleaning solution take precedence (it's impossibly hard to find even in the USA). I have decided, along with the space premium issues, that these books must be mass market releases.
I have one book picked out already, which is SERVANT OF THE UNDERWORLD by Aliette de Bodard, who I'm proud to be friends with through my writing group.
But now I need a second book to bring with me, and I have no clue what to go out and buy that will make my 14 hour plane ride go by quickly. I need your help! Here's my requirements--please post suggestions in the comments! =)
- The book needs to be a mass-market. It can be a chunky mass-market, such as from Angry Robot (like Aliette's book), but it needs to be mass-market size.
- It needs to take me awhile to read--this rules out romance novels, unfortunately, as I devour them. Similarly, YA is probably not the greatest choice, unless it's a really dense YA.
- I want it to be something that's been released in the last two years or so. Nothing further back than that.