During the workweek, my reading is pretty much limited to online articles and magazines during my train or bus commute. But on the weekends or vacations, I always try to read something more entertaining - a mystery or thriller to take my mind off of everything else. The best ones are difficult to put down, the story sucks you in and the plot moves quickly.
My father calls fiction paperbacks like this "airplane books" - because they're light enough to pick up in the airport and finish by the time you reach your destination (yes, he reads extremely fast - but you get the point).
Here is a list of airplane books for your consideration. Please let me know if you have any that you would add to the list.
The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke
The Judas Strain by James Rollins
Takedown: A Thriller by Brad Thor
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Body of Lies by David Ignatius
Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
NY Times Paperback Fiction Bestseller List
Amazon's Mystery & Thriller Bestsellers
Barnes & Noble Hourly Top 100