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June 12: Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me.

  1. Half of a Yellow Sun; Chimamanda Adichie. Even in tough times, the country sounds spectacular.

2. The Bear & the Nightingale; Katherine Arden. Russia is dangerous in the winter, but still beautiful.

3. Murder on the Orient Express; Agatha Christie. An opulent train ride is the way to go, as long as no one dies.

4. Anna and the French Kiss; Stephanie Perkins. Paris seems lovely, with or without a romance.

5. Harry Potter. Can we travel to the HP world for real? No? I’d settle for England.

6. A Town Like Alice; Nevil Shute. Not the first place traveled to, but Australia is described in such glowing terms.

7. All The Crooked Saints; Maggie Stiefvater. This particular magical Colorado isn’t real, but real Colorado is plenty magical.

8. Wild; Cheryl Strayed. I wouldn’t want to make that whole walk, but the landscape sounds lovely.

9. Around the World in 80 Days; Jules Verne. I wouldn’t want to be rushed, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel the whole world?


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

15 responses »

  1. Totally with you on the Orient Express! It would be very cool as long as there was no murder! Great choices ! 😊
    My TTT :

  2. Great list! I totally want to read All The Crooked Saints!

  3. Excellent list, Caitlin! I agree about Murder on the Orient Express and Anna and the French Kiss, and Wild made my TTT as well. I just got a copy of A Town Like Alice and am looking forward to reading it.

  4. FranL says:

    Awesome choices. I agree about The Bear and the Nightengale, Murder on the Orient Express and A Town Like Alice (Australia is really beautiful and I highly recommend going if you ever get a chance)
    I did a bit of a twist on this week’s topic:

  5. Pierina Reads says:

    I have heard so much about Anna and the French Kiss but always shy away from picking it up

  6. Wild is a great pick. I haven’t actually read it, but I kind of wish I had so I could use it for this post. Haha.

    • Well, you could have done “Books on my TBR that give me travel bug vibes” or something.
      It’s a good book! Tough in spots (drug use, mostly), but also beautiful and hopeful. 🙂

  7. Around the world in 80 days is a good choice! 🙂 If I had the opportunity to do that, I would probably take it!

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