Subject Guides Books Reading Lists Travel Memoirs

This reading list was compiled by Forbes Library librarians as part of the 2011 Novel Destinations Summer Reading program. Novel Destination is sponsored by Friends of Forbes Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Double Take, by Kevin Michael Connolly
Destination: the world
EC7629.A 2009

Bird Cloud, by Annie Proulx
Destination: Wyoming
EP948.A 2011

Paradise, by Larry McMurtry
Destination: Tahiti
EM229.A2 2001

Three Weeks with my Brother, by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks
Destination: the world
ESp26.A 2004

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific, by J. Maarten Troost
F1825ZT.T753s 2004

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa, by Peter Godwin
Destination: Zimbabwe
F7427Y.G549w 2007

Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, by Alma Guillermoprieto, translated by Esther Allen
F973.G945d 2004

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World, by Mark Twain G13.T91

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won my Heart and a Third-World Adventure Changed my Life, by Eve Brown-Waite
G132.B815f 2009

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson
Destination: Australia
G21.B848i 2001

Baghdad Without a Map, and Other Misadventures in Arabia, by Tony Horowitz
G26.H789b 1992

Pilgrimage: A Memoir of Poland and Rome, by James A. Michener
G55.M582p

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar, by Paul Theroux
G60.T343gh 2008

Land of the High Flags: A Travel Memoir of Afghanistan, by Roseanne Klass
G639.K666L

The Places in Between, by Rory Stewart
Destination: Afghanistan
G639.St49p 2006

I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away, by Bill Bryson
G83.B848i 1999

The River Queen, by Mary Morris Destination: The Mississippi
G875.M833r 2007

Have Glove, Will Travel: The Adventures of a Baseball Vagabond, by Bill "Spaceman" Lee with Richard Lally
VKB.31L51h 2005

Category: Biography and Memoir

 
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