Friday, 24 April 2015

Ten books which inspired me to travel - part 2

Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser)

Sister Carrie was on the syllabus of a fascinating module on 19th century American Literature that I took in my first year of university, and paints a vivid picture of a young New York City growing up fast.

Brooklyn (Colm Tóibín)

Several years later I was browsing the ebooks from my local public library, and picked Brooklyn, which tells the story of an Irish immigrant making her way in the 1950s city. I was taken by the descriptions of the city in both books, and both contributed to my decision to take a trip to New York last year.

Have any books inspired you to travel?

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