Needless to say, it didn't take long for me to finish up my first selection...The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
The book honestly hadn't really been on my radar, but when I was looking for something to download before the trip, it was in the iPad download's top 10. And then I read the reviews and people were calling it a modern Catcher in the Rye...more thought-provoking than I normally go for, but I really liked Catcher in high school, so I was tempted. And finally, I saw that is has been made into a movie that has just come out, and that was the clencher (I don't know why but I really like reading books that have been made into movies...it's fun to watch the story come to life I guess).
So, I downloaded it, and approximately 4 hours later (our 1 1/2 hour flight + a couple hours of in-room time), I was done with it. If my quick read time isn't enough of an indication, I will be straightforward and tell you I really enjoyed reading it. It was certainly a nice change of pace from my usual chick-lit. And even though I am far removed from high school, I found myself relating to it...not in the sense that I was ever a "wallflower" (nor was I wildly popular or anything), but just in the sense of trying to find your place...and your people...in the world.
So if you're looking for a good, quick read, pick it up!