Thursday, February 28, 2008

Great Website for Bibliophiles with Wanderlust!

Hi All (if anyone besides me reads this!) -

Whenever I am traveling, I like reading novels set in the city where I will be. Well, I'll be in the Big Apple next week and in looking for a fun novel set in NYC, I came across a website called I love it! You can plug in your desired location and a list of books set in that city come up! The books are submitted by readers of the website and you can add any books you know of missing from the list. I have already started looking for books set in New Orleans in anticipation of my trip to the Big Easy in May for a friend's wedding. In keeping with the theme of this post, I thought that I would list some of my personal recommendations for some of my favorite cities here. The books listed in red are those I have reviewed on my Library Thing page (see post on 2/25/08). You can see these reviews by clicking on:
New York City:
1. The Good People of New York by Thisbe Nissen
2. The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
3. Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York by Adam Gopnick
4. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
5. The Extra Man by Jonathan Ames
6. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
7. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
8. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
9. Tepper Isn't Going Out by Calvin Trillin
10. Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis
11. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
12. Love Monkey by Kyle Smith
13. Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
14. Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes
15. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
New Orleans:
1. Liquor by Poppy Z. Brite
2. Prime by Poppy Z. Brite
3. Soul Kitchen by Poppy Z. Brite
4. Side Effects: A New Orleans Love Story by Patty Friedmann
5. Almost Innocent by Sheila Bosworth
6. Slow Poison by Sheila Bosworth
7. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
8. New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City by Andrei Codrescu
1. Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojurn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer
2. A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke
3. Left Bank by Kate Muir
4. Rowdy in Paris by Tim Sandlin
5. Le Divorce by Diane Johnson
6. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most
Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
7. A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
8. The Book of Salt by Monique Trong
9. Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunee
10. The Pleasing Hour by Lily King
1. What's the Girl Worth by Christina Fitzpatrick
( I haven't reviewed this book, but I must mention that if you are going to Madrid, you MUST
pick up this book. Christina Fitzpatrick perfectly captures Madrid.)
1. City of Falling Angles by John Berendt
2. Venetian Stories by Jane Turner Rylands
3. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sara Dunant
Provence, France:
1. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
2. Tojours Provence by Peter Mayle
3. Encore Provence: New Adventure in the South of France by Peter Mayle
4. French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew by Peter Mayle
5. Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Love by Kim Sunnee
Denver, Colorado:
1. Orange Mint & Honey by Carlene Brice
1. Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello

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