I would fly immediately to Paris, France. I would then rent a car and spend weeks driving all over France staying with one relative and then another.
I don’t know about the best book of the year, but the Rise of Teddy Roosevelt and Colonel Roosevelt, both written by Edmund Morris, are in my opinion, both great books. I would say that in my view, Teddy Roosevelt is by far, one of the most fascinating persons of all time.
In terms of films, I really liked The Debt starring Helen Mirren and other actors. It was suspenseful,extremely well acted and a great story. There was character development, good versus evil, heroism versus cowardice, nobility and self-sacrifice. A very good film.