I just realized that I have read 4 novels in the last week all written by people of different nationalities. I remember when I first lived in the U.S. I loved to travel because it was the only way to find books written outside the U.S. Then for a while it seemed that no matter where I was in the world all I could find were American authors which for me was very frustrating as I find that reading novels often gives great insights into life in that country. Now the world is changing and best sellers here are written all over the world. I love it and it is definitely a reflection of how the world is changing. Now I don’t need to travel to get a window on the world – I just need to curl up with a good book.
So what has been on my reading agenda this week – all books that are worth a read (if you enjoy mysteries or historical fiction that is.)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (Sweden)
No Law in the Land by Michael Jecks (England)
A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander (US)
The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas (France)
Most interesting fact I picked up from these novels (and I won’t tell you which one) DNA tests in 2000 proved that the child who died in prison was indeed the dauphin Louis Charles, son of Marie Antoinette an Louis XVI