Reading on the road

This page is dedicated to reading recommendations about places to visit and travel, but also with books that I fell in love with during my travels

Condé Nast Traveller, volume 2 – Book of Unforgettable Journeys

Sam Apple – Schlepping through the Alps

Jamie Baywood – Getting Rooted in New Zealand

Monica Bhide – The Devil in Us

A Life of Spice: Stories of food, culture and life

Monica is a magician of words and spices and her final literary meals are exquisite stories.

Vicki Boykis – There’s Something about Scotland

Daniel Bruhl – One Day in Barcelona

Raymond Carver – What we Talk when We Talk About Love

Hugh Danielle – Confession of a Hostie. See also my interview with Danielle

Charles Diehl – Promenades d’Histoire et d’Art. My inspiration for a different writing style, encompassing both cultural and history writing.

Torre de Roche – Love with a Chance of Drowning

Bruce Feiler – Learning how to Bow. Inside the Heart of Japan. The book describes the experiences and encounters of the author during his one year of teaching English in Japan. Interesting observations about the culture, history and daily life shared with the acriby of a journalist.

Judith Fein – Life is a Trip

Marc Fitten – Elza’s Kitchen

Elizabeth Gilbert – The Signature of All Things, Eat Pray Love, Last American Man, Committed

Savannah Grace – I Grew my Boobs in China; Backpacks and Bra Straps

Tony Hawks – Round Ireland with a Fridge, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis 

Peter Hessler – Strange Stones, journalistic stories about China and not only

Alexandra Horowitz – On Looking

Kwan Kevin – Crazy Rich Asians

Brian Lawrenson – Isfahan is half the world

Gaile Parkin – Baking Cakes in Kigali

Chris Pavone – The Expats

J.F.Penn – One Day in Budapest

Rubin Gretchen – The Happiness Project

Chris Guillebeau – The 100$ Startup

Reyes Heather Collection of Guides. Read more about on my blog

Peter Hessler – Strange stones journalistic stories from China and not only

Tim Leffel – Travel Writing 2.0

Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

Simon Sebag Montefiore – Jerusalem: the Biography

Tim Mackintosh Smith – Yemen. Travels in Dictionary Land

Tatiana de Rosnay – The House I Loved

Janet Charles Skeslien – Moonlight in Odessa

Robin Smith – Dairies of an Adventure Queen

Cheryl Strayed – Wild

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan – A Tiger in the Kitchen

Amy Thomas – Paris, My Sweet

Frances M. Thompson – Shy Feet, See the Amalfi Coast

Stephanie Yoder – One Year Without Make-Up

Malala Yousafzai – I am Malala

Stefan Zweig – Magellan

Helene Wecker – The Golem and the Djinni

in German

Turin, eine literarische Einladung, an interesting journey through the city, from the literary perspective

Susanne Falk – Das Wunder von Treviso

Franz Hessel – Spazieren in Berlin

Heinz Strunk – In Afrika, if not for the language improvement reasons, this books is recommended as a example of how not to write travel stories, given the ‘superior’ and kitsch attitude to anything that it is not ‘European’.

Alexandra Fröhlich – Reisen mit Russen

Anna Funder – Stasiland, storie about life in the communist Germany

Ingo Petz – Kuckuckshuhren in Baku, a German journalist lives for a couple of months in Baku

Angela Troni – Spaghetti in flagranti, love stories between Italy and Germany, which involves a lot of famiglia


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