Something I must keep in mind, however, are the rules of the airline. On their website, under section 188.8.131.52. is stated:
In excess of the established standard of free baggage transportation, the Passenger has a right to transport items, which he/she might need at the time of boarding, disembarkation or flight, if they are in passenger’s use and are not put into checked or unchecked baggage, and do not weight more than 5 kg. Such items include:
-Reasonable amount of reading material for reading during the flight
Uh oh. What do they consider reasonable? Will they tell me, no, sorry ma'am but you're going to have to leave that copy of War & Peace with us. It is not reasonable to expect you'll be able to read the whole thing in one flight! Besides, I'm sure it weighs more than 5 kg on its own...
Some of my ideas at present include:
The Master and Margarita / Bulgakov (after all, I should be reading him when I visit his museum & monument!)
Anne of Green Gables -- to remind myself of Canada and the blog Kate has set up for Anne readers this year
Various challenge reads, like Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook, or a science book.
I have a few more days to whittle this down -- any suggestions appreciated!