First you book the trip. Then you buy the books. One for the airplane and to get you through long, jetlagged nights. Maybe another one for the beach or lengthy train rides. Then there are travel and language guides to consider. But what if you want your lit tied to your travel experience? What if you want your travel reading to introduce you to your destination with an insider’s grasp of the culture, history, and setting?
Look to Salon’s literary guide to the world. It’s not a list of where famous authors were born and it doesn’t churn out a typical world lit syllabus. Just click on the map and, based on your destination, Salon suggests fiction, history, memoirs, and other pieces to enhance your trip and unlock your surroundings with a unique literary perspective. Who knows if the titles will suit your taste, but we thought this was quite interesting.