As many of my close bookie online friends already know, Hubby and I are heading to Europe in June next year (2013) for a River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, then on to Brussels in Belgium to fly home again.
We will be doing 2 two-day stopovers in Singapore both on the way and on our return – plus as we are flying Qatar Air we will be doing a quick stopover in Doha.
I have decided to set myself a personal challenge to read books set in the countries I am going to be travelling through on my holidays.
To this end I have a list of books chosen simply because:
(a) They are set in the countries I will be travelling through, and
(b) I like the sound of them!
So here is my list:
- Following the Wrong God Home by Catherine Lim – Historical Fiction – Singapore
- If the Sun doesn’t Kill you, the Washing Machine Will by Peter Wood – non-fiction – Qatar
- Elza’s Kitchen by Marc Fitten – Women’s Fiction – set in Hungary
- Confessions of Vampire’s Girlfriend by Katie MacAlister – YA Paranormal – set in Hungary
- Katarina by Kathryn Winter – YA Historical – Set in Slovakia
- An Inconvenient Death by Olivia Stowe – Cosy mystery on a river boat cruise just like our one (? Yikes) Nürnberg to Amsterdam
- Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters – Cosy Historical Mystery set in Rothenberg, Germany
- The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall – Contemporary Fiction set half in England and half in Hungary
- Up the Rhine and Down the Danube by Derek R. Brown – Non-Fiction – Amsterdam to Turkey
- A Tall man in LowLand by Harry Pearson – Non-Fiction – Belgium
- Love Virtually by Daniel Glallauer – Modern Online Romance – Germany
- Post Office Girl by Stafan Zweig – Historical – Austria