When I travel somewhere, I try to bring books set in the place I’m going, or at least reflective of the place. I’m heading to London and Paris in September, so I’m looking for some good British and French novels! I have a few ideas, but I thought I’d put the question out there for ideas.
A Tale of Two Cities occurred to me as an obviously appropriate choice, except that reading Dickens requires a bit too much effort for a vacation read.
I know I want to read some Sherlock Holmes. I have a volume of the Complete Stories, but I haven’t actually read all of them. I won’t be bringing that particular volume (much too heavy for travel!) but I plan to pick up a book of stories from the library.
I want to read something by Agatha Christie, but I’m not sure what yet. I’ve never read her and I’ve been meaning to for ages. She’s one of those authors you hear about, and L. M. Montgomery enjoyed reading her, and she shows up in an episode of Doctor Who!
I plan to re-read The Little White Bird by J. M. Barrie, because it’s set in Kensington Gardens and I’m staying two blocks from the Gardens–deliberately, because I’ve read The Little White Bird before. It’s all rather circular, really.
But that still leaves me woefully short of books for a two-week trip! Any suggestions?