Next summer, my teenage daughter and I will travel through Europe for 15 days. We’ve been counting down to this trip for a while now, and we are both very excited. To get us both ready, I’ve created a list of books that will help us better understand the places we are headed. I can not wait for this trip. We can’t wait to prepare for it with these amazing books.
Over the next several months, we will be reading through Europe together. I am so excited to learn more about these countries that we are going to visit! And I can’t wait to share this learning and travel with my daughter. One of my favorite things about mentoring my own children is being able to guide their learning in meaningful ways and this big adventure is one of them.
Reading through Europe
Here’s a list of the books we are reading, along with the country or city that we will visit.
First, we begin our reading with the book The Greater Journey by David McCullough. This book helps set the stage for why travel is important and broadens the mind. Even though Paris is not our fist stop on the trip, I think it fits.
We will then head to Munich, for which we will read Doctor Faustus and Not So Happily Every After: The Tale of King Ludwig II.
Next, we will read Two Gentlemen of Verona for the day that we travel to Verona.
Join us in Reading Through Europe
Even if you aren’t travelling to Europe with us next year, you can join us in reading through Europe. I created this list for my daughter and myself based on recommendations. The list is intended to spark interest in the history and literature about Europe. I have not yet read all of the titles, so proceed with a bit of caution. I’ll be updating here periodically.