Books to Bring On Your Next Vacation

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure in the months ahead, we have the perfect book to pack in your carry-on.
 

Woman reading a book on a beach, photo by eternalcreative, Getty Images

Photo by eternalcreative, Getty Images

Non-Fiction

 

Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir

Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir

Author: Mark Critch

The popular comedian takes readers on a funny and warm trip back to 1980s Newfoundland.

Penguin Random House Canada, $32.95

The Last Good Year: Seven Games That Ended an Era

The Last Good Year: Seven Games that Ended an Era

Author: Damien Cox

Cox takes a look at some of the NHL’s biggest talents and personalities from 1993—the year one of the most talked-about playoffs took place.

Penguin Random House Canada, $32.95

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse

Authors: David McMillan, Frédéric Morin and Meredith Erickson

This cookbook looks at how to scavenge, salvage and survive a potential apocalypse in a culinarian way.

Out Nov. 27 from Penguin Random House Canada, $50

Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe

Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe

Author: Dr. Dave Williams

A life-affirming memoir from a former astronaut, aquanaut, jet pilot, physician, cancer survivor and children’s book author.

Simon & Schuster Canada, $32

Matters of Vital Interest: A forty-year friendship with Leonard Cohen

Matters of Vital Interest: A forty-year friendship with Leonard Cohen

Author: Eric Lerner

The author explores his years of friendship with late singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen.

Hachette Book Group, $35

500 WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW

500 Words You Should Know

Author: Caroline Taggart

Don’t get discombobulated; this book will help you use uncommon words in their correct context.

Firefly Books, $14.95

Fiction

 

Literary Landscapes:
 Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature

Literary Landscapes:
 Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature

Author: John Sutherland

Travel into the geography, locations and terrain of some of the best-loved works 
of literature.

Out Nov. 13 from Hachette Book 
Group, $38.99

THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Author: Hiro Arikawa

Nana the cat is on a road trip through Japan with his beloved owner, Satoru.

Penguin Random House Canada, $25

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

Authors: Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

This novel is inspired by the hit Broadway show about a teenager with social anxiety and what happens to him after the death of a classmate.

Hachette Book Group, $24.99

LETHAL WHITE

Lethal White

Author: Robert Galbraith

This thriller is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith, a.k.a. J.K. Rowling.

Hachette Book Group, $38

PARIS ECHO

Paris Echo

Author: Sebastian Faulks

A new novel about injustice, betrayal and the clash of cultures by the author of Birdsong and A Week in December.

Out Nov. 6 from Penguin Random House Canada, $34

PAST TENSE

Past Tense

Author: Lee Child

Jack Reacher is back and uncovering some mysteries from his family’s past.

Out Nov. 5 from Penguin Random House Canada, $38.99

 

[This story appears in the November 2018 issue of WestJet Magazine]