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?
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Vintage Classics
First published 1878
Genres: Classics, Romance, Historical Fiction – Russia
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon
Acclaimed by many as the world’s greatest novel, Anna Karenin provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature – with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author’s own views and convictions.
Throughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch. As Rosemary Edmonds comments, ‘He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, ‘Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.
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I can’t believe we already ended April! It’s passing so fast! Did you guys have a good month? What have you been reading?
This month I had quite a bit to do. I had some tests, a lot to study and I ended up changing my month a bit. I’ve been reading quite a bit of fantasy and some heavy books, so I decided that for this month and especially the next, I will try to make it a bit lighter.
I’ve read only 10 books, 3 of them being very tiny… But I did start 2 others so… Hopefully, next month will be better since I end my test at the beginning of the month!
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