A few books that strengthened my love for London include:
- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
- Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (pseudonym for J.K. Rowling)
First of all, I love the dry and witty humor that is common among English people. I think tone is hilarious and love to read sarcasm in books because it pulls me into the story quickly.
London is a beautiful city, filled with a mix of traditional buildings like Buckingham Palace and the London Bridge along with newer modern buildings in the financial district. I’ve been swept away by a city that is both a buzzing business center and is full of historic monuments. I’m also very impressed by the tube; never have I seen a public transportation system that’s so efficiently zipping people around the city.
I have traveled through many cities in Europe (I studied abroad during college and tried to see as much as I could) and London continues to be my favorite spot. That’s probably why I am drawn to books set in the city, by reading them I can be transported there for a time.