We all know how long and boring some flights can be and no one knows this better than a frequent business traveler. USA TODAY’s Gary Stoller writes that business travelers take to their favorite books to pass the time and keep them sane. “Reading a book makes travel enjoyable for many frequent fliers. It can make them appreciate the free time afforded by constant air travel and make them forget the associated stress and discomfort.”

Here are 15 books recommended for fellow business travelers by USA TODAY Road Warriors:

Batavia’s Graveyard by Mike Dash

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett

Far Flung and Well Fed by R.W. Apple, Jr.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Shogun (The Asian Saga Chronology) by James Clavell

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Willie’s Boys by John Klima

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