I just make sure it's a book I'll really like, especially on a plane, or I won't read it and then I'll really get bored. I always take paperbacks not hard covers, less weight.
You can also trade with someone when finished, or leave it in the ship's library.
I just discovered Catherine Coulter, her FBI series not the romance, The Maze, The Edge, The Target, I got them at Half-price Books in paperback. Also Janet Evanovich "Full" series, have read all her Stefanie Plum books, (waiting for Ten to debut this month though). If you like suspense, anything by James Patterson or John Sanford is great, easy reads. I also enjoy Michael Connelly's older stuff, again detective, murder, suspense. Have fun and good reading!!
someone here told me about bookcrossing.com. It's where you register the book online, and then leave it somewhere, like on the plane or the ship's library or a park bench, when you are finished reading it. The idea is that the person who picks it up will go to the online site, and continue the process. It's cool to trace where the book travels to and how many people end up reading it.
I am into women's fiction at the moment...sisterhood type books. Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons or The Hot Flash Club are very good. On my last cruise, I read A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke - it's about a journalist who wins an around the world cruise, and then makes a travelogue of her experiences - and Kelly Ripa's book club choice, Nerd in shining Armor - very sexy, humorous, light reading.
Home Lines Atlantic 7/88; Cunard Countess 6/89; Costa Riviera 5/90; Explorer of the Seas 8/02; Adventure of the Seas 8/03; Carnival Miracle 6/04
My fav book of all time is John Irving's The World According to Garp. Funniest and saddest book I ever read all wrapped up into one. The movie version doesn't do it justice. I also loved A Prayer for Owen Meany, also by Irving.
nicholas sparks is a really good author.. that new movie, the notebook, is based on a book by him and so was a walk to remember. he has so many good 1s. i forgot the name of 1 but its about this woman who finds a love letter in a bottle in the ocean. you should definitely check it out.
Oh yeah..I'm only 15 but Nicolas Sparks is by far my favorite author.
Some of his books include:
A Walk to Remember
Message in a Bottle ( which is the book Roisin is talking about)
These are the ones I have read, but there are a few others that I'm sure you'd enjoy.
Sovereign of the Seas 2/03
Navigator of the Seas 2/04
Adventure of the Seas 2/05
Serenade of the Seas 2/06
Monarch of the Seas 7/06
Liberty of the Seas 8/07
Majesty of the Seas 5/08
I LOVE Patricia Cromwell!!!! Have you heard she has sign a deal with one of the Hollywood studios for them to do the Kay Scarpetta movies....I can not wait. She really wanted Jody Foster but Foster declined. Rumor has it Michelle Pfieffer is interested and someone else but I can not remember who right this minute.
Have you read any Jeffery Deaver? He has a character, Lincoln Rhyme (The Bone Collector) that is a series of books that are also excellent.