Lesley, over at A Life in Books, has come up with a brilliant idea called The Armchair Traveler Reading Challenge. I'm all about some armchair traveling given that I won't reallyyyy be traveling much this summer. So, even though I said I wouldn't do any more challenges because I SUCK at them, I'm going to try to redeem myself with this one.
"Fiction or non-fiction works are fine, and do not need to be specifically travel related, as long as the location is integral to the book - I’ll leave that to your discretion. Locations must be actual places that you could visit, so no Middle Earths or galaxies far, far away."
- A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines, by Anthony Bourdain (world-wide...as Bourdain travels in search of the perfect meal)
- Native Son, by Richard Wright (1930s Chicago)
- The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje (WWII Italy)
- The Last Communist Virgin, by Wang Ping (China)
- The Journal of Dora Damage, by Belinda Starling (London)
- The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri (India)
- The Captain and the Enemy, by Graham Greene (WWII London)
- True At First Light, by Ernest Hemingway (Africa)
- A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett (England and India)
- O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather (Nebraska)
- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (Alabama)
- Marie, Dancing, by Carolyn Meyer (Paris)
Wish me luck! And go join for yourself. It'll be fun!