Airplane Lit

"You can start it at JFK and leave it on your seat at LAX. that's why it's is really just brain candy."

Reading novels wasn’t always such serious business, but today the very act of sliding a title off the shelves is supposed to say something about which side you pull for in the ongoing tug-of-war over the future of literature and, by implication, culture itself. 

SlowLoveLife's list of best airplane lit:

Murder in the Marais

A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly (Benjamin January series)

The Gaslight Mysteries

The Captain Lacey Murder Series

The Charles Lennox Series by Charles Finch

The Hugh de Singleton mysteries

and of course, all of the Cadfael mysteries.

Non-Fiction: The Caliph's House (a guy/Moroccan version of Under the Tuscan Sun)

Sci-Fi: Island in the Sea of Time by S.M. Stirling (trilogy)

The Royal Spyness series.