I know, I barely ever post anymore. How’s life? I don’t really have a good excuse for being so absent, unless writing a thesis, raising a puppy, and working a part-time job counts. In theory, I could have posted something, but, at the end of each day, I guess I preferred watching Netflix over writing a blog post.
Today I am coming at you with the list of books I’m taking with me on my travels to Europe! After so much time hearing about Brexit, I honestly still don’t know whether England is part of Europe, but I am going there too. I depart on the 13th of June (a.k.a less than one week!) and, obviously, I am very excited. It is my first time travelling somewhere for a month and also my first time going to Europe. Well, as a sentient being: technically, I was born in Switzerland, but I moved to Australia when I was eight months old.
I will be travelling to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Rome and Athens. It is basically my last bit of fun before I start looking for a big girl job. Although the things I’ve planned for every day looks very cool, I’m most excited for the Louvre, biking around Amsterdam, visiting the town I was born in in Zurich, and Neuschwanstein Castle in Munich. I’d love to hear some suggestions on other things to do if anyone has any 😉
Seeing as technically I’m not just a book blog, I may as well blog about my travels! But, don’t worry, it will only last a month, and then I’ll be back to sad Charlotte looking for a job.
Anyway, on to the list of books.
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Fingersmith is the first book I’ll read. I wanted to read it because I referenced it for an assignment and I thought it sounded interesting. It’s a historical fiction with lesbian characters, and I’m hoping it will be good. It sounds good, at least!
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book seems fitting, okay!! I saw it in a bookstore on sale and thought it would work well for my trip. I’ve actually never read it before. If you don’t know what it’s about, Eat, Pray, Love follows a thirty year old woman going through an early mid-life crisis. To improve her sense of self, she quits her job and spends a year travelling around the world.
Quiet by Susan Cain
Quiet is a nonfiction book that discusses introversion. I am a big introvert (I’m sure it’s not a surprise). I don’t know how great it will be as a book on holiday but I hardly have any unread books in my bookcase. However, maybe being on holiday will change my perspective on life?
The Ice Child by Camilla Läckberg
The Ice Child is a mystery/crime book about several missing girls in the seaside town of Fjällbacka. I usually find mystery books entertaining, so I’m hoping this will be an easy read among the heavier ones.
I haven’t thought much about going to bookstores in Europe. Persephone Books in London is just five minutes from my hotel, so I’m definitely going there! Aside from that, I’ll probably just see what’s in the area.
Have you read any of these?