Everyone must already own The Da Vinci Code. Angles and Demons, the prequel to Dan Brown's mega best seller, reigns supreme at airport bookstores. It's not hard to see why: the plot, which focuses on an improbable attempt by the ancient order of the Illuminati to destroy the Vatican (using antimatter, natch), makes perfect sense after being lulled into a state of travel-induced half-sleep. It's also the type of book that has made Brown lots and lots of money.
Top 10 Airplane Books
O, ye of little faith in the in-flight movie! Dan Brown, whose latest novel, The Lost Symbol, hits stores Sept. 15, is the undisputed king of airplane books the not-too-heavy, not-too-long potboilers perfect for a long layover. But who else makes the list? Hudson Booksellers a staple of departure terminals nationwide shared with TIME a list of its Top 10 best sellers over the past five years