Hey, Tuesday – and fellow bookworm friends! It’s a brand new week, and an opportunity to have a happy week full of good things (like books!). Today we’re joining another week of Top Ten Tuesday with That Artsy Reader Girl and our June 12 topic is Armchair Book Adventures: 2018 edition.
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Anyone who’s read Finding Wonderland’s reviews knows what an armchair travel bug I am. This is perhaps even more true considering I don’t real-life travel. Oh, it’s not that I wouldn’t like to now and again, but life simply doesn’t permit this right now. Still, why bother with extra costs when you can visit these places through the imaginative minds of creative authors?
Today’s list is comprised of two parts. The first is of books I have read and that did “awaken” that travel bug. The second are books I cannot wait to read and I fervently hope awaken the travel bug in me! On this list are familiar and “cozy” favorites (that I’ve likely “over-listed” – or is there such a thing for favorite books?!), and then there are some newer releases that leave me eager to read.
Let’s have a look at said list.
ARMCHAIR ADVENTURE BOOKS: 2018 EDITION
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1: The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson | Location: Prince Edward Island | One should argue that I really fell in love with this place thanks to Anne of Green Gables. But as I haven’t read the books (I know… should a read book nerd even admit this?), I opted to include Liz’s beautiful contemporary. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge | Location: Texas, USA | One of my more recent reads, I really enjoyed this one. Contrary to my expectations, I also found seeing Texas through the eyes of Celia and Jane very entertaining. Amazon | Goodreads
3: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Location: Paris, France | Yes, I know. I’ve included this novel – a lot, on these types of lists. But in my defense I don’t think it’s been featured lately… plus, it’s PARIS!! Amazon | Goodreads
4: A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay | Location: Italy | This is perhaps one of the most vibrant descriptions of an “armchair adventure” novel. It’s somehow intimate and still gloriously on display in this novel which is a testament to the talent of the author. Amazon | Goodreads
6: When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren | Location: Hawaii, USA | I’ve often heard Hawaii is beautiful, and if photos or the movies are any indication, I believe this. My cousin’s family has visited, and I’m wondering: do you think they’d noticed if I tagged along next time? Amazon | Goodreads
Books that That I Hope Take Me on an Armchair Adventure(Sorted from a-z, by author)
7: City Love by Susane Colasanti | Location, New York, USA | I’m under no allusion that New York would be a place I could call home, but I’d love to someday visit it just for the chance to see its bright-eyed hustle and bustle. Amazon | Goodreads
8: We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han | Location: A Beach Town | Reading one of Jenny’s books have been a high priority for way too long. This trilogy seems the perfect one to binge this summer, plus who wouldn’t wish to be transported to the beach?
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10: Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch | Location: Italy | Yet another book that’s been on my bookshelf for far too long. Note to self: start reading your bookshelf books! They’re getting lonely… and dusty. Amazon | Goodreads
This again wraps up today’s list. Tell me, what sort of book awakens that travel bug in you? Do you have armchair book adventures: 2018 edition favorites you could read again and again for the experience of the “armchair adventure”? Have you read any I mention today? Comment down below with all those bookish thoughts! I’m eager to chat with you all.
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