On my last trip I finished reading The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
The novel, which was written in 1984, takes place in a dystopia of the near future. The United States has become a fundamentalist dictatorship in which women have lost their rights and are viewed as nothing more than baby-making machines. What makes it so chilling is that, in today's world, the whole premise does not seem that implausible.
The book that I have for my upcoming trip is Aztec by Gary Jennings.
I have already read 276 pages of the novel, but it is a massive tome of 754 pages. So I still have plenty to occupy me at the airport and on the plane.