June 12th – Books that awaken the travel bug in me
I’d love to travel, in theory. At least I love the idea of visiting different places, but I don’t always do well with new places. I thought this weeks topic would be easy, but my mind ran blank surprisingly quickly. I don’t think it helps that a lot of the time in the books I read, the characters are in danger as they travel, which is less that appealing. Still, here are a few books that actually make me want to venture out of the house.
1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – by Laini Taylor – Laini Taylor is the queen of captivating descriptions, so it’s no surprise that reading this book made me really want to visit Prague.
2. Invictus – by Ryan Graudin – Okay, so with this book it’s more of the time travel bug that hits me, but I’m totally counting it! I’d love to be able to make short visits to different countries and time periods with the crew in this book, especially if danger could be avoided.
3. The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet – by Becky Chambers – I’ve always kind of wanted to go into space, and this book really speaks to that part of me. Realistically, space is terrifying, and there’s no way I’d cope, but this book makes it seem more appealing.
4. The Raven Boys – by Maggie Stiefvater – The setting is such an important part of this series, and Maggie Stiefvater’s writing makes me wish I was there with the characters. I’d love to be able visit Henrietta and Cabeswater, and to travel around exploring ley lines.
What books make you want to travel? Where would you like to go? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
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