I love travel guide books. Yes, I am that old that I used to read travel guide books as inspiration for planning my trips. I’m quite sure that most people nowadays use Instagram or Pinterest ( perhaps some people also use travel blogs) as a way of gathering information and/or inspiration for their travels. However, I still prefer a hardcover full of beautiful photographs and useful tips than an online article even if it is very well written. And yet I write a travel blog.
I don’t have that many travel guide books on my bookshelf though. I borrowed some from the library, others from friends so I bought just a few. I love reading travel related fiction books too and a kind of travel autobiography books. So, for this Friendly Friday Challenge & What’s On Your Bookshelf challenge I share with you a couple of my favourite travel books from my bookshelf.
501 Must visit cities
I got this book as a gift from my best friend for my graduation. I ticked off some of the cities in it but there are plenty more left to visit.
Top 10 London by Eyewitness travel (DK)
This is the first travel guide book I have ever bought. Actually, I bought it in Bologna (Italy) in a bookstore that also sold English books. Of course, I used this guide book for my first trip to London and for all the others. I love these Top 10 guides and I have used many of them for my past trips.
Paris Revealed by Stephen Clarke
Great resource to learn about Paris and the French way of life. It’s light hearted and very interesting but full of less known facts about Paris.
The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton
I bought the Croatian translation of this book of travel essays. I highly recommend it to all of you in love with travel.
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
This is a hilarious book and it made me laugh out loud multiple times. I have read other travel books by Bryson too. If you have travelled around Britain and/or like Britain you’d enjoy this book very much.
The Broker by John Grisham
I bought this book in Bologna and the plot is set in Bologna (Italy). It’s not a travel book. It’s a thriller but since I love Bologna so much I wanted to see how author describes this beautiful city.
I heart London and I heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
I have actually read all the books in I heart series but I own these two. I bought them at the airport on one of my trips to England. You know all about my London infatuation but New York is a city I fell in love with through movies. I’d love to visit it one day. These books are fun, easy read.
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
I bought it while on holiday in Dubrovnik (Croatia) a long time ago. I know this is a sacrilege but I actually prefer the movie with the same title than the book it was based on.
I have other favourite travel books but this is just a selection of my travel books from my bookshelf.
What are your favourite travel books? Share your travel books from your bookshelf too!