After sharing my favourite books with you last week, I thought it was only fitting to give you a quick glimpse of the books I'm taking on holiday with me. While I won't have much time to sit around idly, I will be spending quite some time on trains, so investing in some new literature was definitely a good idea.
As I haven't read three of them yet, I can only vouch for Francoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse - a brilliant coming-of-age novel, which I would say is just as good as J. D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye. As for the others, Eleanor Catton's The Illuminaries won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and has a beautiful cover (always a selling point in my opinion) and Zadie Smith's NW has been on my wishlist for a very long time. The fourth book, rather small in comparison to the other three, is Die Unsichtbare Bauhausstadt - Eine Spurensuche in Dessau by Bauhaus Dessau. I'm a huge fan of all things Bauhaus and have been wanting to visit Dessau, so this book is the perfect preparation for an upcoming trip. With design studio Hort in charge of the design, it is also a beauty to behold.
Have you recently purchased new books?