I'm currently reading The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. It's about a young French woman who works at the American Library in Paris during WW2. She's a book lover and it's this conversation she has that influenced my post;
"We all have a book that changed us forever." I said. "One that let
us know that we're not alone. What's yours?"
"All Quiet on the Western Front." he said.
That's one of two that popped into my head before I read the character's answer. The other is A Tale of Two Cities. Both were assigned reading in high school, but I've read both numerous times as an adult as well. I'm not sure if I thought about it at the time, but 40 years after high school and now addicted to traveI, I think back on those classics set far away from home and wonder if it was the beginning of a spark to my travel bug.
I'm curious what books you may have read at an early age that you think back on now as an influencer to your travel addiction?