Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Top Ten Books That Inspire Me To Travel

I am SO excited for this week's TTT hosted by The Broke and the Bookish because it is combining two of my passions in life...books and traveling. So I twerked the topic a bit and I compiled a list of the Top Ten Books That Inspire Me To Travel. All the places in these books make me want to go there! Yay! Can't wait to see what you guys picked!

Places I've Been

Just One Day by Gayle Forman (review)--I've been to Paris and it is magical. The streets, the culture, the architecture, it speaks to you. I would love to go back but Forman represents Paris in a perfect representation of the city. 

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory...or any Philippa Gregory book--I LOOOOOVE historical fiction and these books talk about places and palaces that still exist. I love being lost in the past and having been to London to see some of these palaces it is absolutely breathtaking in person. Nothing compares. One of my favorite countries EVER.

Venom by Fiona Paul (review)--Venice is AMAZING! I cannot talk enough about how beautiful this city is. You get lost on its streets and that is totally the point. You can wander for hours and city on water is one of my favorites!

Places I Want To Go

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer (review)--Sicily is where my family is from and I am SOOOOOOOO excited to go there in October! It is probably 1 on my bucket list and I am dying in anticipation. This book makes me feel like I've already been there...*sigh*

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead--Oh em gee, I sooo wanted to book a flight to Russia after reading this. If it weren't for work I would have upped and left. For serious. Russia has moved up in my must-go-to places after this. 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (review)--Prague is one of the cities I will go to in October and I'm probably gonna run around yelling Akiva...but for serious. Prague is one the most ultimate cities for culture and history. Right up my alley.

Juliet: A Novel by Anne Fortier--This takes place in Siena and I am DYING to go to this city! It is divided up into contradas and each is represented by a different animal. It is just beautiful and I can't wait to go there...Honeymoon?

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Gold--The entire history and lore of the Geisha is something I am utterly fascinated by. I have wanted to go to Japan to see their history since I read it years ago. It is such an elegant and foreign concept to me that I am just obsessed with it!

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova--I have never really had the desire to go to the obscure eastern European countries until I read The Historian. They go to such crazy, obscure places and the writing is so fantastic that it makes me want to go there...124 days...

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berehndt--I am usually not a huge enthusiast of traveling the states but after reading the amazingness that is this book, I need to go to Savannah. The writing of this book is so poignant and fantastic that you feel like you've been there. It is so detailed that you can see it perfectly in your head and I MUST go there...maybe this summer... 


  1. Heck yeah Just One Day & Blood Promise!! Yay for the Geisha too!! And I love the word TWERKED. Well done my friend. :)

  2. I love how you divided this up into sections--and Siena sounds fantastic!!! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/06/03/travel/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. I would definitely love to go to Japan too, at some point in my life. I love how there's a serene side and a wild metropolitan aspect as well.

  4. I love the spin you put on this question. And I'm super jealous of where you've been! I lope I get to go to Paris one day. Thanks for sharing!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  5. I love books that take place in Paris! Just One Day sounds really good! I've also been planning on reading Smoke and Bone! I believe that's on my summer reading list for school. Nice picks! :)

    Here's my TTT :) http://bubblyandbookish.blogspot.com/2013/06/top-ten-tuesday-1-books-featuring.html

    Sarah @ Bubbly and Bookish

  6. I so want to read that Gayle Forman book.

  7. I admire how you have changed the title of this week's topic to suit your view/needs. These books really are inspiring!

    My book blog: www.abookishbrit.com

  8. I have been meaning to pick up Juliet for forever! I love Memoirs of a Geisha and have heard great things about Just One Day. Great list!

  9. I really want to read The Historian - I started reading it a couple of years ago but it was a library copy and I never ended up having time to finish it.

  10. Love your choices today! And that you sorted it by countries visited/to visit... such fun! I would love to see Paris and London both some day... various other places as well but those are definitely high on the list. Thanks for sharing!
    Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits

  11. Great choices! I wish I had a chance to go back to Siena during the time that I had read Juliet to see the animal heads denoting the contradas; when I had gone there, it was foggy and gloomy because of all the snow that hit Tuscany that winter, lol. But it's a fantastic city, you'll love it! <3

    My TTT

  12. Oooh, I loved your idea of books that inspire you to travel. I haven't read any of these books, but there are definitely books that have made me want to go to a specific place. Great idea!

  13. DoSB made me want to visit Prague so much more than I already did! Excellent list idea :D

    Here's mine!

  14. Great tweak to the theme - I love it! I agree that Paris is magical. I spent one day in Paris and it was the best day of my life. I want to go back more than anything!

  15. I've read a total of two of these hahah. It doesn't surprise me though now that I know you're a total history nerd :D

  16. I like your spin on this weeks topic. Great book choices too. High five for history lovers!

  17. I love what you did with the question! I also really like blood promise, one of teh best in thes series :) My TT: http://www.shesinlovewithbook.blogspot.com


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