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13 Quick Reads For Thanksgiving Travel

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If you're anything like the rest of the country, you'll be spending Thanksgiving in your hometown, happily surrounded by family and food. The only thing separating you and this deliciously caloric event is a pesky plane ride: hours of line-waiting, ear-popping and turbulence.

Rather than sneakily listening to your iPod during takeoff, pack a short book in your carry on and entertain yourself without risking mechanical failure. Your reading could make for great dinner conversation or subject-changers when your extended family asks why you still aren't seeing anyone.

Here's a list of the quickest page-turners, from compact classics to more modern speed reads.

Do you already know what book you’ll be reading on your trip home? Let us know in the comments!

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