Novels To Whisk You Away This Summer

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

To travel or not to travel? That is the question I have lately been asking myself. I have been longing and yearning for a European getaway, especially to the Mediterranean. I pine for the tingling sensation of the hot summer sun on my back, to taste and savour fresh and seasonal delicacies, to smell the faint scents of pomegranate and lemon in the warm evening breeze...

Since the likelihood of that fantasy is dwindling, I have turned to literature for solace and consolation. I love how books can transport you to another time and place and provide you with a sanctuary when you are at your neediest. For those of you experiencing the same emotions as me, I have comprised a list of titles to whisk you away this summer wherever you may be.

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

Andrea Camilleri, the Montalbano series


E. M. Forster, A Room With A View

Ian McEwan, Atonement

L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between

Edmund White, The Flaneur

Louis de Bernieres, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises


Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile

Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo


Coffee Table Lifestyle Books


Shauna Varvel, Provence Style


Andrea Ferolla, Italian Chic

Xavier Girard, The French Riviera In The 1920’S

Maya Boyd, Ibiza Bohemia


Angelika Taschen, Great Escapes Greece


Movies


Midnight in Paris

Call Me By Your Name

The Talented Mr. Ripley

To Catch A Thief

The English Patient

- Ahmer x