Friday, 12 June 2015

The Book List

A few weeks ago I sent out a request for reading recommendations based on the countries my sister and I will be visiting on our trip around parts of Europe. There were some great suggestions including a few bonus movie recommendations. Thank you to everyone who responded with a suggestion, you certainly helped add a touch of interest to a previously lacklustre list.

With your recommendations offering me a world of choice, it took me a while to decide what to read but I've finally settled on the following list:

Belgium/ Ypres
The Unseen by Katherine Webb

Germany/ Berlin
City of Women by David Gillham 
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood (incidentally we're actually staying near Nollendorfplatz which was Isherwood's neighbourhood)

Austria/ Vienna
Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig

Croatia/ Zagreb and Pula
Girl at War by Sara Novic

Italy/ Venice
The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins 
City of Falling Angels by John Berendt 
Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers

Italy/ Verona
Italian Neighbours by Tim Parks
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (obviously)

The just-in-case list:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller
Armadale by Wilkie Collins

My kindle is packed to the brim with enticing reads and fully charged - what more could I need for a trip around Europe?

What do you think - have I made good choices?


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