My best friend and I have a running bit about packing for vacation. Whenever one of us asks how many books to pack, the other says to keep adding books until you’re physically unable to lift your suitcase. We say this in jest, but there is an embarrassing degree of truth to our approach.
Every time I go on vacation, I end up lugging way too many books along and still neglect to bring that perfect combination of genres to satiate my literary appetite on any given day. But not this time. This time I have a plan. This time I’m making a list of bookish packing guidelines guaranteed to work for any vacation.