My European sojourn is fast approaching, and while I haven’t planned as much as I hoped there is one facet of my trip I intend on plotting carefully.
I’ve decided to embrace that kind of embarrassing image of a tourist reading a cliché on paper – For example, reading “The Year of Living Dangerously” in Indonesia, or “Istanbul” by Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul.
So I need three books for my three primary destinations. After a minute or so of thought I’ve got some early contenders, but I’m open to suggestions.
Italy – The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
France – (open to suggestions)
Germany – Stasiland, Anna Funder
My selections are weighted heavily towards what’s been on my ‘to read’ list for a while and what’s already on the book shelf.