Got World Cup fever? Extend the World Cup off the pitch to books from or about the countries in the final.


Girl At War by Sara Novic

The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna

Running Away to home: our family’s journey to Croatia in search of who we are, where we came from and what really matters by Jennifer Wilson

Lonely Planet Croatia



The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

My Paris Dream by Kate Betts

Discover France Lonely Planet


Want more about soccer?

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Masters of Modern Soccer by Grant Wahl

Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal by Ken Bensinger