Books I’ve Read While Traveling: January through April

I’m horribly behind on all the books I thought I’d write about and recommend, mostly because I read them faster than I can write.  So lists are easier right?

Italy:

I was able to do the bulk of my reading while in Italy.  The combination of the rural lifestyle, no tv, and slow internet only accessable by iPhone created the perfect environment to read as much as possible.

Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell

Reached (The Matched Trilogy) – Ally Condie (sometimes we all need some young adult post-apocolyptic trilogies, right?)

The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald (for the millionth time)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling (2nd reading)

Life of Pi- Yann Martel

One of Our Thursdays is Missing – Jasper Fforde (The Thursday Next series is pretty wonderful, this is the 5th book I think)

The Paris Wife- Paula Mclain (for the 3rd time… historical fiction written from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway’s 1st wife, Hadley.  READ THIS! It’s SO good)

The American Heiress- Daisy Goodwin

La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Langauge- Dianne Hales (non-fiction, also read through Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and France)

501 Italian Verbs- John Colaneri (also read through Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and France. This book also contributes to the heavy load on my back)

Morocco:

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – Helen Fielding (found this book on a bookshelf at Rachid’s house, finished it in one day. Cheesy, but I loved it. And according to Julie, changed my life 🙂 )

France:

A Moveable Feast- Ernest Hemingway (also read through Belgium, Holland, and the UK)

The United Kingdom:

The Sun Also Rises- Ernest Hemingway

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6 thoughts on “Books I’ve Read While Traveling: January through April

    1. Oh, I have a lot of comments on Life of Pi, but like I said, I’m so behind, I thought it better to just put out of list. I enjoyed it, I would recommend it to others, although it’s so famous now because of the movie I don’t really have to. It would require a pretty in depth analysis, and I just don’t know if I’m up for that. 🙂

        1. I don’t know if overrated is the word… Worth the read, but I feel like it means more if you have a religious background (and I don’t). The prose itself is wonderful, the iconography becomes ambiguous. Sometimes I think the author should just spell out the point they were trying to make, and with this I felt the same as I did at the end of watching Inception. Sometimes as a reader you want it all tied up in a pretty now, not leaving you guessing.

          1. I guess I don’t see the ambiguity (which I’m fine with). I do think it’s didactic. And if you want to write a book about spiritualism, then write it. Don’t pretend it’s a novel.

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