I'm not sure I'll get to read all of these - with the kids tugging at our sleeves - but I figured it would be best to be well prepared. So here is my List of what I'll take along to Hungary next week:
Written in German: John Updike, Terrorist.
Written in English:
Benjamin Kunkel, Indecision
William Gibson, Spook Country
Nadine Gordimer, Loot and other Stories
Marlena de Blasi, A Thousand Days in Tuscany
Jeffrey Steingarten, The Man Who Ate Everything (food writing)
And maybe a science fiction book or two.
Let's see, how many of these make their way back home unread.