I have several that are cruise related books.
A salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett
An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof.
food and crusising, what could be better.
My dh is a fan of Michael Crichton and read State of Fear.
Travel books about the countries to visit on a cruise.
Like Insiders guides
many more will come to mind later.
If you can get Marian Keyes books in the Good Ol' USofA then make sure you read at least one of her novels.
Most are based around an Irish family of five sisters and the heartbreaking yet hilariously funny trials and tribualtions they endure. The humour is as mad as a box of snakes. I have all her books and have reread all of them. She is HUGE over here.
What do you mean this isn't how they eat onboard?
Queen Elizabeth 2 - Trans-Atlantic 2001
Queen Mary 2 - Caribbean - 2004
Queen Mary 2 - Mediterranean - 2004
That reminds me of something I wanted to pass along. If you are cruising with your books, and are not one to reread them, then give them to the cruise ship, or your cabin steward. They ship can always use them, and the staff fight over new ones.
"Turning Angel" by Greg Iles..takes place in Natchez Mississippi about a 17 year old teenage girl who is found dead and the fair hair 42 year old well respected married doctor is discovered to be having an affair with her and is accused of murder
It has several turns in the plot and is one of those that once you start reading you can't put it down
Next up ...The Unknown Story of Mao by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday it's 630 pages so I'm saving it for my plane ride to Europe
If you like romance with a little mystery mixed in pick up a Nora Roberts book. She had a great one pretty new about Alaska, but that would be strange to be reading in the tropics. I read it last summer and was so absorbed in it I was surprised to look out the window and not see a blizzard!
We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors. We have only borrowed it from our children.
I'm new on this forum and I don't know if it's OK to blow your own trumpet. First I want to say that the library on the QE2 has all the new hard-cover books so you don't need to carry any with you. When I gave the library a copy of my new book, it was swiped the next day.
Get into my website at www.valeriewhiteson.net and read about CRUISING THE WORLD IN STYLE: A JOURNAL FOR THE SAVVY SINGLE TRAVELER. I'd love to hear questions, feedback, reactions. The book has three levels: it's a desription of a World Cruise on the QE2, it's a romance and lots of advice and suggestions for new cruisers. There are lots of lovely colored pictures.