Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.
This week’s topic is:
Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me
This is an awesome topic! I missed last weeks topic because DNF books are just not my thing, and I wouldn’t have much to talk about. Plus, I had another post I wanted to put on my blog that day so… Yeah, that happened. But this topic, and in general, topics like this, I’m a fan of and I definitely want to share my book experiences with you guys!
There’s many I would love to talk about and for sure many I must be forgetting, but I will focus on 10 books. I have a mix of historical fiction books, contemporary books, fantasy and even classics. They are mostly set in different countries and I would love to see if you guys have read any of these books or are interested in any of the countries I mentioned!
Which books awaken the travel bug in you? To which countries?
- Anna and the French Kiss – This was one of the very first I read, that made me feel like that. I read it just before I went to Paris and I couldn’t have been happier! It has a lot of important places mentioned and overall information, some more known than others, but overall it was an amazing book set in Paris!
- The Bear and the Nightingale – I love anything with Russian culture or set in Russia and this is an amazing book full of Russian folklore, and although I always wanted to go to Russia, this only makes me more excited!
- And I Darken – This one is set in the Ottoman Empire. Now, I know that’s a bit broad, but the main reason I would want to visit these countries is due to their history. Although the ones I’m most interested, based on this book, are Romania (Wallachia) and Turkey.
- Hunting Prince Dracula – I would absolutely love to go to Romania (more specifically Transylvania). I’m fascinated by the culture and the language that is in so many ways similar to mine. It just contains so much history in it and it’s impossible for me not to be fascinated and want to go there…
- Harry Potter – This one is the most different I have here. The books are what originated everything but what originated what I wanna see were the movies, so it’s a bit of a cheat… But still, I would love to see the Warner Bros Studio in London and the Universal Studios Florida with all the Harry Potter sets and magic in it!
- Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop of Dreams – This book was incredibly sweet and it’s set in a small country village (in London). Real or not, it made it look so beautiful and warm-hearted! I don’t know why but tiny villages have that magic about them, and the one in this book is no different!
- Traitor to the Throne – This one has a lot of Arabic culture in it that I would love to learn more about and experience it. There’s also a lot of Arabic / Islamic mythology and although the book is set on a fantasy world, it still made me really interested in visiting countries which it was based on.
- The Fault in Our Stars – This one really made me want to go to Amsterdam. It’s definitely a place on my to visit list. I would love to see the canals and the Anne Frank House the most! It just looks so beautiful and romantic!
- Anna Karenina – Once again we have Russia. Not much to say… It’s one of the countries I’m most excited about visiting!
- Anne of Green Gables – This book’s descriptions of Prince Edward Island and all its nature, it’s just fantastic! Accurate or not, it for sure makes me want to see it, but since it has yet to happen, I will do what Anne does best, imagine.
Which books make you want to travel? Do we have any of the same? Let’s talk in the comments below!