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15 Ebooks to get you through travel (and family!) season

Give yourself a gift
this holiday

Whether you're curled in front of the couch or waiting at the terminal, we've got the perfect book to pass the time.

Travel and Holiday Books for Winter 2013

It's that time of year again. From buying presents to flying home, the next couple of weeks are about to get busy, no doubt, no matter what you have planned. Don't forget to allow yourself to unwind a bit in the midst of the chaos. These 15 ebook picks will help you out with a little something sure to fit every need.

These books are not to be missed anyways, so give yourself a well-deserved excuse to curl up with a good story.

The Book Thief

1

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

Use this novel to rediscover feelings of thanks.

Yeah, OK, so everybody is talking about this book. Go pick it up and read it. Just do it. You can thank us later.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

2

Where'd You Go,

Bernadette

Maria Semple

A satire for those stuck at home.

If you aren't getting to family and holidays as fast as you'd like, pick up this novel and lament with Bernadette.

How I Live Now

3

How I Live Now

Meg Rosoff

A book for the first snow.

Not a long book, this novel explores one girl's survival through World War III. Read the book just in time for the movie starring Saoirse Ronan.

The Cuckoo's Calling

4

The Cuckoo's Calling

Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

Add a little adventure to your holiday.

A far cry from Harry Potter, this novel still deserves its fair share of praise. A famous model falls to her death, and her investigator brother refuses to believe it was suicide.

Outlander

5

Outlander

Diana Gabaldon

A book for the new year.

Travel in time with Claire, from 1743 to 1945. There is no limit to this adventure or this love story.

Night Film

6

Night Film

Marisha Pessl

The book for holiday horror.

This murder mystery chase for a killer will make those lazy winter days feel like anything but wasted. Fans of Stieg Larsson will love this tale.

The Bone Season

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The Bone Season

Samantha Shannon

Take a break from family with this novel.

The perfect blend of sci-fi and dystopian, The Bone Season will capture your attention with its imaginative take on a different world.

The One and Only Ivan

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The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

Perfect for bonding with the family.

This book is great for all ages. Though it isn't holiday themed, it will still get you in the spirit with its story of friendship and hope.

Gone Girl

9

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

Perfect for the plane ride.

It took me a few chapters of this book to understand where Gillian Flynn was headed but, once I got there, it was more than worth the wait. Suddenly, everything came together, and it's one of my favorite books this year.

Elly in Bloom

10

Elly in Bloom

Colleen Oakes

For those dreaming of summer days.

Colleen Oakes brings a charming new voice to women's fiction through the eyes of one woman who has to design her lover's wedding. Charming and hilarious, this book will leave you feeling bright.

The Husband's Secret

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The Husband's Secret

Liane Moriarty

For those long waits in the terminal.

This novel delves into the secrets husbands and wives keep from one another. The start is a bit slow but, trust us, it will pull you in and take you by surprise.

The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

Perfect with curling in front of the fireplace.

Though it's fiction, this novel takes quite the social take on women's issues and who controls the body. Brilliantly written and simultaneously a little horrifying, this book will take you through the holidays with a new perspective.

The Signature of All Things

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The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert

A book that goes great with morning coffee.

Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for her nonfiction sensation Eat, Pray, Love, but The Signature of All Things segues into fiction, bringing a lot of the same philosophical elements tied to travel.

The Good Wife

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The Good Wife

Jane Porter

When cookies can't make everything better.

A woman must decide whether to stay with the man she loves despite his infidelity or forgive and move on. Is it possible to love someone too much?

Lean In

15

Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell

Find inspiration.

Rejuvenate yourself and your passions after this read from the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg that encourages woman to pursue their careers.

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