Sometimes we all need a break, if only to curl up against the world with the books we’ve been meaning to devour. I plan to read as much as possible throughout the next few weeks, during my faraway travels. Because sometimes you need to get away not only in your mind, but in body as well.

In the meantime I’ll leave you with the titles of the books I’m taking (packing room permitting) during my trip, so you have some suggestions for your own reading vacation, whether on island or abroad.

Literary Lotus will return mid-February. Happy reading.

Words Without Borders: The World Through the Eyes of Writers: An Anthology

The End of Mr.Y By Scarlett Thomas

Caspian Rain By Gina Nihai

No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs By Naomi Klein

Lazy Eye By my friend Donna Daley-Clarke

Tender Is the Night By F. Scott Fitzgerald