Travel Reading

bookOn Friday, I will board a plane. I will fly to Chicago, to Brussels, to Kinshasa, where I will spend one whole week with my daughter. 

Made possible by so many of you, who gave hope wings.

It’s something that will never cease to blow my mind.

And on this last Monday before my departure, I was all prepared to write something honest and raw and vulnerable about the state of my heart. But then I thought, “Who has the energy for that?”

Not me. 

So let’s go with something a little less…..intense, shall we?

Like reading and travel.

Let’s Talk: What kind of reading material do you take along on long trips? Any recommendations for me?

I will be taking a two week blogging break, since next Monday I will be in Africa and the Monday after that, I will be somewhere up in the air, most likely reading one of the books you’ve recommended. 

18 thoughts on “Travel Reading

  1. I totally agree on the Sarah Jio books–I want to own EVERY one of her books! The Last Camellia was great. And The Language of Sparrows by Rachel Phifer is great, too. And I know Joanne Bischof read this Viking novel on one of her flights…would be honored if you’d think about reading that one, too (God’s Daughter! you know how long that journey to publication has been…grin). So glad you get to see your girl, Katie! Prayers going with you!

  2. Suzanne Dawson

    I would recommend a book by Amanda Cabot. Her first book “Paper Roses” will get you hooked on her. Her latest book was very special because it took place in Cheyenne, WY and was dedicated to me. Also, like Dan Walsh.

  3. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay. It releases today and if you haven’t already read it it’s a must read!

  4. Holley Gerth’s book, “Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream” and my book, “Hope in My Heart: A Collection of Heartwarming Stories” would be perfect for your journey! 🙂

  5. I have a Kindle app on my tablet , so I load up before I travel. And I’ll be in New Mexico while you’re in Africa.

    Laura Frantz, Lori Benton, Tamara Leigh, Heather Gilbert.

  6. Amy

    Definitely DARING GREATLY by Brene Brown. Best book I read this year, which is unusual since it’s not fiction… 🙂

  7. Well, normally I’d recommend an awesome Katie Ganshert novel, but you might’ve read a few. 😉

    I’ve enjoyed the Where the Heart Lives series from Robin Lee Hatcher. Have you read those?

    I also highly recommend Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron and Love Does by Bob Goff. Read those?

    Praying right now for your trip, Katie!

  8. Have you read The Language of Sparrows? Loved that one. I usually like something a little lighter in vacation though – they’re older, but have you read the Savannah from Savannah series? They’re by Denise Hildreth.
    Have a safe trip!

    1. Katie Ganshert

      Thanks, Teddy! I’ve not read any of those!

  9. Judy w.

    I am reading ” the unfinished gift” by Dan Walsh….get your hankie ready….wow…..his first novel….

    1. Katie Ganshert

      I REALLY need to get on the ball and read one of his!

  10. p.s. Hope you have AMAZING trip!

    1. Katie Ganshert

      Thanks, chica!

  11. I like to take my Kindle so I have options. 🙂 But usually my go-to is a funny contemporary romance or a sweeping historical romance.

  12. I always take a book or two depending on how long the flight is. I usually add a few magazines for good measure.
    Lately – I really enjoyed a few books. Morning Glory by Sarah Jio (which I think is not published until the end of Nov), but her last book, The Last Camellia was great too. I also read The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley and A Nantucket Christmas by nancy Thayer.

    1. Katie Ganshert

      I love anything set in Nantucket! Thanks Kyetra! (I love your name, btw!)

  13. Unfortunately, I usually take work related reading, but I always take many more books than I could possibly finish in a month. Excited for your travels, Katie. Enjoy those blessed moments with your daughter–I’m sure it will be difficult as well, but focus on the time you have and not the time you wish to come. Blessings.

    1. Katie Ganshert

      Thank, Julie! That’s exactly what I’m doing – focusing on what’s ahead and not letting myself go to the moment when I have to leave!


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