Well, boys and girls, we’ve entered the season of travel. Whether you’re heading home or to a loved one’s (or, hey, to Key West with a hot date) for the holidays, you’ll likely need a gripping, plot-heavy book to while away the hours cramped on plane or train or automobile. You might even need a book that can distract you from all the holiday goings-on — but that’s really your call. To help you out in this season of need, you will find below 50 gripping, unputdownable, attention-hogging books that will make your travel time feel like no time at all. Or even better: like time spent immersed in a completely different world.