In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson
I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away – Bill Bryson
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe – Bill Bryson
Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu – J. Maarten Troost
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific – J. Maarten Troost
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler’s Berlin – Erik Larson
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer
Wallenberg: Missing Hero – Kati Marton
A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines – Anthony Bourdain. I was right in the middle of this book when I found out that Anthony Bourdain died. I went to sleep reading his words one night, and then received that terrible update the next morning. Many people loved him as a chef or a tv personality, but I will always think of him as a writer first. As always, he brought the world to us one experience at a time.
Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For – Rebecca Schuman. I studied abroad in Germany for a semester, and found this book laugh-at-loud funny. Rebecca Schuman captures the essence of being a foreigner living in Germany.