Travel to … Courchevel, France

As the name of my blog suggests, I am a bookworm who loves to travel, so I thought why not combine my two favourite things and read about the exciting places I am planning to travel to next, and write about it!? So, here we are, the first segment of my bookish wanderings.

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere”, Jean Rhys.

This past winter, I was working in a French ski resort as a host and assistant chef in a catered ski chalet. Since I am ski- and winter-obsessed, this was like a dream come true! I was working in the small resort of La Tania, which is part of the much larger Three Valleys ski area, in particular Courchevel.

The job, and subsequent relocation to France from South Africa, came about quite quickly, so I didn’t have time to buy any books to read about Courchevel beforehand. Never mind, better late than never right!

Ignoring the fact that the holidays had just finished and therefore my bank balance was already at an alarming level, I hurried to round up some fun books. I recently discovered an amazing new resource – Tripfiction – a website where you can search for books by location. Unfortunately, Courchevel is fairly niche (in more ways than one), so I widened my search to include the neighbouring ski resorts and general chalet girl inspired literature.

My TBR for this challenge was as follows:

Clamped, by David Blackwell

Maggie does Meribel, by Nicola Doherty

Confessions of a Chalet Girl, by Lorraine Wilson

Follow Me! Tales of a Human Piste Map, by Louise Warman

I somehow found time to read them, in between frantically baking cakes and doing the washing up so I could enjoy at least a few hours on the slopes, and I will post a small review of each of them soon.

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