I’m a New Yorker through and through, but there’s just something about Paris that makes me consider cheating on my home city. Maybe it’s the food, the architecture, the history, the romance. Okay, fine, maybe it’s all of those things. But more than anything, it’s the way you can read your way through the side streets and iconic attractions. When I was there last fall, there were countless opportunities to get lost in the stories of the city. Here are the books—fiction and nonfiction—I brought with me (with photographic evidence!), plus a few extra titles to try for your next travel itinerary.