Current Literary Wish List

As I wandered around Barnes and Noble last night, I found myself so obsessively compulsively writing down titles of books that I want to read in the near future. You can see from my wish list that I currently am in travel lit mode. Here, then, are my top ten + one (just for the hell of it) in no particular order of priority or importance:

1. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
2. Once a Runner by John Parker
3. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
4. 1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
5. Neither Here nor There by Bill Bryson (or anything by Bill Bryson)
6. Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman
7. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
8. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
9. Explorers Guide: Cape Cod by Kim Grant (true, it's a travel guide)
10. Falling Man by Don DeLillo
Plus one... 11. Lonely Planet Dublin (yep, another travel guide)

If you have read any of these, or share the same desire to read any of them, do tell.

BTW, I loved The Lost Girls.


Trisha said…
Okay, so I'm not a big help here... but I do have:

Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures by a bunch of women travelers
Into the Heart of Borneo by Redmond O'Hanlon
A Walk in the Wood by Bill Bryson

and on a different note:

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter.

Let me know if you want to borrow!
Deborah said…
Thanks, Trisha! I sure will let you know. I will probably want to borrow A Walk in the Wood sometime soon.
Brandon said…
I'm a big fan of Bill Bryson and Neither Here Nor There is one of my favorites of his. If you're looking for great travel reading, I second Trisha's recommendation of Paul Theroux. Check out The Old Patagonian Express.
I also read The Geography Bliss and thought it was informative and very entertaining; the author has has a dry, sometimes dark sense of humor. It was one of those books that touches on so many different disciplines that you end up learning a lot from one chapter, one text. It inspired me to read Lost Horizon by James Hilton, which is a quick read that I think you might enjoy.
Deborah said…
Okay, Brandon, now The Geography of Bliss just went to the top of my list. I also snagged a used copy of Neither Here nor There from Amazon for a penny (plus $3.99shipping. Love that Amazon!

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