The Suitcase Library

Here you’ll find the shelves stocked full of all the books that have inspired and returned with me from my travels. Welcome, browse away!


Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing


Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Robert Service Poetry


Enid Blyton and her Enchantment with Dorset by Andrew Norman

The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton

The Famous Five: Five go to Smuggler’s Top by Enid Blyton

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, R.W. Alley

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

William Shakespeare, the Complete Works by William Shakespeare


French Milk by Lucy Knisley

Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When Christ & His Saints Slept (and the rest of the Plantagenet series) by Sharon Kay Penman


A Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, edited by Otto Frank

Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong


Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford

Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare’s Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love by Lise Friedman & Ceil Friedman

United States

At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

The Famous Five: Five Go to Demon’s Rock by Enid Blyton

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Here at Hogwarts by Lucy Knisley

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

I hope you find your next favorite book here! I definitely enjoyed reading them!