Top Ten Tuesday – 12th June

I’m doing the Top Ten Tuesday meme, which is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and the theme for 12th June is…Books that awaken the travel bug in me. I love to travel anywhere, so these are a few books that have made me want to go to specific places.

  1. Anything set in Paris – Paris is one of my favourite places, so whenever I read anything set there, it makes me wish I was back
  2. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway – I didn’t particularly enjoy this book when I read it some years back, but it did make me want to visit Sarajevo and learn more about the city
  3. Anything set in a cold place – as I’ve mentioned before, I love reading about cold places and they make me long to be somewhere properly cold
  4. Want by Cindy Pon – yes, this is set in a future Taipei, but it still made me super keen to visit there one day
  5. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan – and this made me want to visit modern day Taiwan!
  6. The Imperial Radch trilogy by Ann Leckie – obviously this is SFF, but some of the locations sounded so incredible that I wished I could visit them
  7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – this made me want to disappear off to a small Scandinavian island, hopefully without any murders or conspiracies!
  8. Faithful Place by Tana French – as well as making me want to go back to Dublin, this book made me want that kind of complicated relationship with family and place
  9. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell – I listened to the audiobook of this and made it me want to go on a geeky historical roadtrip, ideally with Vowell as my travelling companion (she seems so awesome)
  10. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – and obviously, I’d like to go hang out in Ancient Greece for a little bit, just to see what it was really like

It turns out there are a lot of books that make me want to travel places! Most of them are real places, a few not so much, but in general, I do just love to travel anyway.

What books make you want to travel? Have you ever travelled somewhere because of a book?

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