I do enjoy a good travel book and there are many on my to-read list, but here are some of my favorites so far! Top Ten Tuesdays are over at the Broke and the Bookish.
1. A Taste of Adventure by Anik See
2. What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge
It's a kids' book, but it introduced me to Nice, Rome, Naples, and other places I want to go someday.
3. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Paris to Pamplona...(and Lady Brett Ashley to boot).
4. Logavina Street by Barbara Demick
She stays in one place the whole time, but learning about Sarajevo during the Bosnian War was really fascinating. I didn't know much about Czechoslovakian history before (not that I do now, but I know more than I did).
5. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Speaking of Sarajevo, this fictional book traces the movement of the Sarajevo Haggadah in time AND place.
6 A Year in the World by Frances Mayes
She is such a beautiful writer and I'm kind of jealous of the apparent wealth that lets her have all these amazing travel experiences.
7 Daisy Miller by Henry James
Fueling my desire to travel to Vevey, Switzerland. And Rome.
8 The Alhambra by Washington Irving
I read this before I went to the Alhambra. Just a wonderful account of the stories and legends of Moorish Spain.
9 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
All about the pilgrimage...
10. Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
One man's (mental) walking tour of England...