Vacation (book) planning

So in 2 weeks I’ll be lying on a beach in the caribbean. It’s my first time doing a beach vacation and I’m a little bit nervous – will I get bored? Will I burn my pale self? Will I survive the jetlag coming back? (Also noteworthy is that despite going to a different continent we’ll be staying in the Kingdom of the Netherlands! Cause why not.)

As for any vacation I was inspecting my TBR pile to see what to bring, and… nothing seemed appealing. To be sure I don’t run out of reading material I want to bring at least one “brick”, and a beach didn’t feel like the right place for the two I have waiting – Anna Karenina & Les Miserables. So I did what anyone would do, and got these two yesterday:


(City on Fire & Half of a Yellow Sun.)