Starting tomorrow, we’re going unplugged for a few days in Oregon. While we’re there, we plan to catch up on sleep and reminisce with family; we want to relax, rejuvenate, and get ourselves back to life. So here’s the plan:

1. Travel to a beloved spot where there is no power or cell phone reception. Turn off your phone, leave your computer behind, don’t think about your inbox.

Sand Island Marine Park, Oregon

2. Set up camp, blow up your Thermrest, and take a nap while the breezes blow across your exposed toes.

3. Once you’ve mentally let go of all of life’s drama, stress, anxiety, and burdens, lay down in the sand, open a book, and let go.

We know we won’t finish them all, but here are the books we’ve brought along to entertain us in between swims, sips of beer, painting by the river, and competitive games of Scrabble:

LIFE: A USERS MANUAL by Georges Perec

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS by Maggie Shipstead

MIDDLESEX by Jeffrey Eugenides

THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Thomas Mann

THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain

THREE TRAPPED TIGERS by G. Cabrera Infante