Summer may almost be over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time for a little adventure. Even if you don’t have enough vacation time to go jet-setting or you can’t afford a grand trip around the globe, you can still enjoy one of these short novels set in Europe that will make you feel like you’re anywhere but home.
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to travel the world, but it’s one of those fantasies that is easier (and cheaper) dreamed than done. That is, unless you have the right book. In just a few hundred pages and a couple of hours, a good story can whisk you away to the bustling streets of Paris, the mouthwatering restaurants in Rome, or the famed plazas in Madrid. As The Namesake author Jhumpa Lahiri so masterfully put it, “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”
Are you ready to see the world without actually having to leave your couch? Then forget the hassle of flying and the expense of backpacking, and instead pick up one of these five short books set in Europe, and get ready for the worldly adventure of your dreams, no passport required.