Reading around the Globe: books set in places you’d like to see – Part 1
Today we are going to be engaging in an activity both cultural and entertaining: Reading around the Globe: books set in places you’d like to see.
Traveling is great, but sometimes we need inspiration to find those exciting places we really want to explore and lose ourselves in. So it would be fair to say inspiration is needed not only when writing a book, but also when it comes to traveling and literature is a source of inspiration for a happy form of living, albeit it usually derives inspiration from life itself.
Here is a little list of suggested readings: books set in places you just might want to explore.
Barcelona is best described by Catalan writers. I’ve recently gotten acquainted with two local writers and I’d like to share my experience with you. So the two books I am going to suggest, both set in Barcelona and describing its romantic air to some extent, are Care Santos’ “Desire for Chocolate” and “Love in Lowercase” by Francesc Miralles. Both Catalan writers have a great talent in describing a beautiful and endless Barcelona. The first book is an enchanting family saga that gets one acquainted not only with Barcelona today, but with the history of the city hundreds of years ago. “Love in Lowercase”, on the other hand, is set in Barcelona nowadays, where a University professor one day receives an unexpected visit from… a cat! This cute animal will open a series of interesting events and take the author on long walks through the city in search of music, knowledge, magic and love.
If you want to have a chance to visit this beautiful city, you can always go to Barcelona rent a car and enjoy a car for your trip.
“The Kite Runner” is Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel, a wonderfully touching an psychologically rich book recording the journey of a refugee child from Afghanistan to America.
Next time, we will explore more books meant to help you travel with your mind.