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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Want by Cindy Pon – yes, this is set in a future Taipei, but it still made me super keen to visit there one day
- The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan – and this made me want to visit modern day Taiwan!
- 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
- 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!
- 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
- 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)
- 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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