I love to read. And especially when traveling, I enjoy reading a book that takes place in that location. It can be fiction or non-fiction. Here are some of my top picks for traveling around Europe! All of these are so good, I recommend them for armchair travels as well!
Balkans – The Balkans: A Short History by Mark Mazower. As a side note, I only have 14 books on my shelf – this is one of them.
Bosnia – The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
Bulgaria – The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
Croatia – Girl at War by Sara Novic
Europe – The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. This is one of my all-time favorite books.
Iceland – Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Italy – The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith
Romania – Dracula by Bram Strokes
Russia – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Russia – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Russia – The Madonna’s of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Spain – Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Zafron Ruiz