Travel Books I Need to Read
When you can't go anywhere, armchair travel is the next best thing.
Unfortunately, I don't really seem to have time for books...in fact, I have many travel books on my shelf, just dying to be read - or at least have me FINISH reading them.
Half-finished books on my shelf:
-Around the World in 80 Dates by Jennifer Cox
"Traveling solo is brilliant," says Jennifer Cox, a seasoned travel writer and head of PR for Lonely Planet before she set out on her extraordinary journey to find Mr. Right--a quest she recounts in the delightfully witty and insightful Around the World in 80 Dates.
-The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux
Famous travel journalist decides to walk around Britain...yeah...walk.
-French Lessons by Peter Mayle
Adventures with knife, fork and corkscrew as the superb Mr. Mayle leads us on a culinary tour of France.
-Spanish Lessons by Derek Lambert
American couple decides to buy a house in a small, coastal Spanish village. Misunderstandings, and the like, ensue.
Never-opened books on my shelf:
-Mr. Dimock Explores the Mysteries of the Far East by Edward Dimock
-Anything Considered by Peter Mayle
-L'Affaire by Diane Johnson
-The Olive Season by Carol Drinkwater
-Best American Travel Writing 2005 by some publishing house
-The Paris Review Book (by the Paris Review?)
-Wanderlust by Salon.com
I'm telling myself I have to read all of these books this year - or at least until I buy another travel book. But have you stepped into a bookstore lately? Holy crap, talk about being spoilt for choice.
So, imagining that at some point I will be done all these books (or they magically disappear) does anyone have any favourite travel finds that you'd like to share?