Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Ten Books That Awaken The Travel Bug

 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 
That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is Top Ten Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me. Books that are set in other countries or exotic locations are always my jam, so this is a fun topic. I could go with fantasy locations but I think I'll stick with the real world for this one.      


A Map for Wrecked Girls

I didn't love this book but I did like that it was set on a tropical island- being stranded on an island is always a trope I can get behind. 

 The Blue

Set in the Philippines and New Zealand, as well as various points in the south Pacific. 

Big Little Lies

Sydney Australia

City of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1)

Northern Canada 

The Wolves of Winter

The Yukon

Love & Gelato

Florence Italy 

Dangerous Girls

Aruba

The Girl from the Sea

The UK

Letters from Skye

The isle of Skye 

The Shark Club

Florida, Mozambique 

What She Saw

Paris 

Tintin in Tibet (Tintin, #20)

Tibet, obviously

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  1. Haha Tintin (or Kuifje as I know him) really does go every where :D

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  2. Big Little Lies did a nice job helping us "see" Australia, and Love & Gelato was great trip to Italy, as well.

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  3. Ooh nice picks! Lots of new to me ones! Except for Kelley's book! Love her books!

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    1. I do too, I'm really becoming an Armstrong fan!

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  4. Aruba! Gosh I wish I was there right now! Interesting, The Blue is set in the Phillipines and NZ!

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    1. Oh I could do Aruba. And yes The Blue had great settings!

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  5. I've seen Love and Gelato on a few lists today, and now I can't wait to pick up a copy. I was already interested because of the gorgeous cover, but it's obviously wormed its way into lots of reader's hearts!


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    1. I've seen it on a few lists too, and it was a good book!

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  6. I might do this travel one in a later week. Most of what I read now is based in the US and UK!

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  7. oh some great books there. I love the setting in map for wrecked girls. That book makes me more scared to travel though. lol. I don't want to be shipwrecked... well if I have enough snacks, coffee, and books... maybe.

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    1. Thanks! I loved the island setting too... maybe if I could add a hotel :)

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  8. I haven't read any of these but I would really like to visit the UK again...and go to Paris and Italy!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  9. Oh i’ll have to pick up a few! I love to travel by book. :)

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    1. I do too, if I can't travel in person at least I can take a book trip. :)

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  10. Mmmmm there is nothing like eating Gelato in Italy! Great choices. I hope to get to Australia one day.

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    1. Me too. And I think you're right :)

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  11. Wow, the Isle of Skye is definitely a unique setting. And Paris... I actually haven’t read too many books set there but I’ve loved the ones that have. That’s definitely a bucket list location!

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    1. Skye was very unique... I loved visiting it in that book! I haven't read many in Paris either, so whenever I get a chance...

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  12. Great list! Dangerous Girls is a great one and definitely made me want to go to Aruba. And of course BLL always makes me want to go back to Australia.

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    1. That made me want to go to Aruba too (minus the murder lol) and yes, BLL definitely made me go to Sydney!

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  13. I loved the setting of Wolves of Winter. Such a good book - more people should read it. So glad to see The Shark Club make another list. Maybe I'll break down and read it soon.

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    1. I think so, i hope it get more attention. And yes The Shark Club- you should read it

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  14. Great collection of places - you are much more diverse in your choices than I was!

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    1. Thanks! I liked your choices though- France is always good, and Ireland too!

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  15. Big Little Lies, as messed up as that book was, was so good! I'd love to visit Australia someday, too.

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    1. Same here! And it was delightfully messed up :)

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  16. Before blogging, I wasn't a big reader and the only books I did read were travelogues.

    I would love to read more about Australia in fictional setting though.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I would too. And travelogues are fun...

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  17. This is a great topic to think about...I love traveling via books. :) There are a few on your list that are on my shelves and a few I'll have to keep an eye out for...like Love & Gelato.

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    1. I do too! Love & Gelato was pretty good (and her new one Love & Luck) is on my list to read soon!

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  18. Big Little Lies has been a few lists for the day. I don't know if I've read any books set in Australia. I will have to check it out.

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  19. YES! City of the Lost has really made me want to visit Northern Canada (the Yukon, specifically). It's strange to think how few Canadians visit there, but it's pretty remote and, you know, rugged. So I think a lot of people are scared off. Not me though! ^ Deleted my first comment because I accidentally commented with the wrong account. Whoops! 😂

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    1. City of the Lost and The Wolves of Winter was another one- in spite of the isolated, rugged nature it kinda makes me want to visit the Yukon/ northern Canada- beautiful area!

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  20. I notice that 'The Blue' keeps popping up in your TTT lists!! I need to get around to reading it one day!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-four-books-that.html

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  21. I am seeing Love & Gelato everywhere today. I should probably check that one out soon.

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  22. Fun - I don't often think about where my books are set, but in summer it's so fun to travel vicariously!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

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  23. Dangerous Girls is on my list for this year, and I've never been to Aruba, so that should be fun!

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  24. I would love to go to Tibet! 💜

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  25. I have A Map for Wrecked Girls and Love and Gelato on my list, I have seen many good things of these books!!

    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/06/top-ten-tuesday-10-books-that-makes-me.html

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  26. I have only read one of these, City of the Lost. Not sure that I would want to visit their little town though. Maybe I could stop in just to play with Storm for a bit :)

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  27. Big Little Lies made my list this week too. Both the book and the show made me want to visit Sydney.

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  28. Love these! Especially the island ones, and Australia! OH and the one set all over the South Pacific? Much yes. I didn't know part of Shark Club was in Mozambique either, talk about a location you don't see a lot of in books, I really need to read it. Though you know, I didn't really feel the desolate Yukon while reading The Wolves of Winter? Scary and cold and... pass.

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  29. I love stranded-on-a-tropical-island stories too. I mean, in reality it'd probably be very unpleasant, but in a book, ahh, it's so romantic :P

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  30. Lots of great books on your list! City of the Lost is in my TBR pile. I definitely need to read that one soon.

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  31. This is an awesome list! I definitely want to go visit Florence!! I have to get Love and Gelato!

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  32. Fantastic list! Which is not at all shocking since your lists for TTT are always top notch. I'm bummed that you didn't like A Map for Wrecked Girls too much. That cover is so striking! Anyways, I need to read Love and Gelato ASAP. And Dangerous Girls and Big Little Lies are two of my all-time favourite books. Swoon!

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  33. Oh, a book set in Aruba sounds nice. Have a wonderful week. - Katie

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  34. When it comes to armchair travel, and books that make me want to travel, I tend to love books set in colder climates - Alaska has a big one for me during the winter season.

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  35. Big Little Lies made me want to go to Australia in some ways but in others ways it was just way too close to home! I love a desert island book too and to funny about TinTin. Your reviews definitely made the setting sound appealing!

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  36. I haven't read any of these, but I will agree - stranded island tropes are something I can usually get behind. 😂

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  37. I've been told I need to try Letters From Skye - I can't say I've ever read anything set there before. :)

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  38. I've looked at 'Map' A LOT, but haven't picked it up. I think because of its cover design - stark with a bright overlay, I've been curious. But thus far, I've not picked it up. Perhaps at some point I will. Or maybe not. :D

    ...also YAY for Love & Gelato.

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Greg.

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