For many folks around the world, the last few months have come with a LOT of cancelled travel plans. Planned trips and vacations were put on hold. Spontaneous sojourns out of state aren’t happening any time soon. And searching flight deals on sites like Kayak just doesn’t give the thrill it used to.
It seems this summer is all about quenching your wanderlust in other ways. Ways that don’t require a passport or a suitcase.
Interested in traveling the world by book? Here are a few reading challenges/lists to help you do so —
50 States Reading List: Best Books Set in Every State
World Reading Challenge: Books Around the Globe 2020
(and here’s 2019 & 2018)
12 Great Books to Feed Your Wanderlust
And here are a few books I’ve read and recommend for their power to transport you —
AFGHANISTAN: Silent Hearts by Gwen Florio
ENGLAND: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
GERMANY: My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss
NIGERIA: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
RUSSIA: Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick
SINGAPORE: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
ALABAMA: Eveningland by Michael Knight
ARIZONA: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
MAINE: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
MASSACHUSETTS: Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins
NEW YORK: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
WASHINGTON: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
It’s totally possible to travel the world by book! Do you have any totally-transport-you book recommendations? Share them below!! xoxo
P.S. Need another way to choose a big stack of books? Check out this readathon.