Mitch Albom's 1997 best seller, the elegiac Tuesdays with Morrie, should have come with its own box of Kleenex, but it's likely too old to crack the past five years' Top 10. His equally sentimental 2004 book, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, is another matter, however. The tale of the lessons an old man learns in the afterlife, with the aid of the titular quintet, clocks in at just 198 pages an easy dose of schmaltziness just the right size for a single long-haul trip. Just don't let the flight attendants see you cry.
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