Take a Trip Through Europe with These Books

Book and travel lovers tend to be one in the same. Exploring the vibrant cities and communities depicted in your favorite novels can be one of the best ways to complement our reading experiences. Europe may be the second-smallest continent on Earth, but it’s still, massive — it currently boast a bustling population of 739,108,000 people

Take a journey through the world of literature:

Brazil + Switzerland: Eleven Minutes, Paulo Coehlo


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You won’t be able to put Eleven Minutes down. This book’s a two-for-one. Explore Brazil and Switzerland through Coehlo’s woven tale of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, who meets a Swiss expat that leaves her heartbroken. 

Croatia: Cafe Europa, Slavenka Drakuli?



Albania: Broken April, Ismail Kadare



Romania: The Passport, Herta Muller



France: Chocolat, Joanne Harris



Ireland: Dubliners, James Joyce




Italy: The Botticelli Secret, Marina Fiorato




Norway: Island Summers: Memories of a Norwegian Childhood, Tilly Culme-Seymour



Germany: The Book Thief, Mark Zusak



Greece: Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis



England: The White Queen, Phillippa Gregory



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