It's officially July 18th, so I'm diving in to book number one: Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Prisoner of Heaven.
I fell head over heels in love with Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind, so I can't wait to revisit the Sempere & Son bookshop and the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I love the bookish atmosphere Zafon creates, but I am fascinated by his portrait of Barcelona and the history of Spain under Franco.
Suffice to say that Zafon has moved Spain up near the top of my wishlist of places to visit.
I'll check back in with my thoughts on the book when I finish.