Reading List: Los Angeles

So I’m off to California next week – flying into San Fran then driving into Napa Valley where I’ll stay five nights at an historic spa hotel in Calistoga before zipping back to SF and flying down to Los Angeles, City of Angels, for seven more nights – five here and two here.

Anyway, if you’ve followed me at all in life or blog, you’ll know I’m a bit of a book nerd, and there’s nothing I fancy more than reading books set in the place I’m visiting – best reads ever! I do plan to do a fair bit of relaxed reading (it’s been a beyond hectic couple of months) and therefore am very keen to set my ancient Kindle up with a stack of great LA-set novels.

Here’s where you come in! Please let me know, by Facebook, Instagram or email (, any of the below that you’ve read and enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy!), and/or if there are any others – contemporary, classic or cult – that you’d recommend? Can’t wait to hear from you!

Ask the Dust, John Fante
Play It As It Lays, Joan Didion
Mildred Pierce, James M Cain
Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
White Oleander, Janet Fitch
Daughter of Fortune, Isabelle Allende
Day of the Locust, Nathanael West
Post Office, Charles Bukowski
This Wicked World, Richard Lange
The Tortilla Curtain, T.C Boyle
The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Drop City, T.C Boyle
The Loved One, Evelyn Waugh
Paint It Black, Janet Fitch

x  Josie

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