One of my favorite things to do while I am on a trip (remember I'm in France!) is to pick out a good book or two to bring along. There's nothing like a being on a beach or outside a cafe and whipping out a great book and just relaxing. Here are a handful of books on my reading list. What would you add to the list?

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton | I am obsessed with this series. Kinsey Millhone, the private detective main character is one powerful little lady!
The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle | A mystery set in Provence? Perfect for my trip!
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny | Another amazing mystery series. I have fallen so hard for these characters I almost feel like they are family. Now that's a good writer!

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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri | Lahiri's books have been a longtime favorite of mine. Her stories are always powerfully moving, complex and thoughtful. This new one looks like a winner!
The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass | I was quite enamored with Glass's first book, Three Junes, and this new(ish) book proves her skills at crafting characters is still as sharp as ever. Two thumbs up!
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan | This guy is so funny that his book jacket had me rolling in the aisles. His apartment has two bedrooms for his seven person family. That's a recipe for hilarity.

Blog Inc by Joy Deangdeelert Cho and Mateo Ilasco | I loved their previous book, Creative Inc, and can't wait to see what great advice they dole out for bloggers like me in this text.
Anonyponomous: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words by John Marciano | I keep this book by my bedside permanently. It is so fun to look up random words (like leotard!) and find out their fascinating origins.
Heat by Bill Buford | A book about traveling, cooking and eating in Italy? Count me in!

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