TRAVEL FROM HOME: BOOKS THAT WILL TRANSPORT YOU AROUND THE WORLD
July/August 2020 Edition
I realized long ago that one of the reasons I love reading so much is because it allows me to travel without having to even leave the house. Right now especially, when travel lovers are unable to explore physically, seeing the world through books is the perfect, simple escape that we can all enjoy.
Here are a number of books that are each a vehicle of transportation to different locations throughout the world.
Note- this is an ongoing list that will be updated from the top, monthly, starting with the Wilsons in Wanderland Book Club selection from the previous month.
*Book Club monthly selections will be marked with an asterisk.*
Here you go!
*1). The Last Train to Key West, By Chanel Cleeton Travel to: Key West, Floria (with many references to Havana, Cuba)
2). No Offense, By Meg Cabot Travel to: Key West, Florida
3). 28 Summers, By Elin Hilderbrand Travel to: Nantucket, Massachusetts
4). Death and the Maiden, By Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman Travel to: England
5). The Good Sister, By Sally Hepworth Travel to: Australia
6). Anxious People, By Fredrick Backman Travel to: Sweden
7). Dear Emmie Blue, By Lia Louis Travel to: England and France
8). To Wake The Giant, By Jeff Shaara: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
9). The Lions of Fifth Avenue, By Fiona Davis Travel to: New York City
10). The Library of Legends, By Janie Chang Travel to: China
*11). A Bitter Feast, By Deborah Crombie Travel to: The Cotswolds and London, England
12). In Five Years, By Rebecca Serle Travel to: New York City
13). The Unhoneymooners, By Christina Lauren Travel to: Hawaii, U.S.
14). The Ancestor, by Danielle Trussoni Travel to: The Italian Alps, Italy
15). The Family Upstairs, By Lisa Jewell Travel to: London, England
16). Ghosts of Harvard, By Francesca Serritella Travel to: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
17). The Lost Diary of Venice, By Margaux Deroux Travel to: Venice, Italy
18). The Glass Hotel, By Emily St. John Mandel Travel to: Vancouver Island, Canada
19). The Girl in the Tree, By Şebnem İşigüzel Travel to: Istanbul, Turkey
20). The Shooting at Chateau Rock, By Martin Walker Travel to: The Dordogne Valley, France
*21). Meet Me in Monaco, By Hazel Gaynor + Heather Webb (Our April 2020 Book Selection) Travel to: Monaco, The French Riviera
22). Next Year in Havana, By Chanel Cleeton (reads nicely before no. 2 on this list) Travel to: Havana, Cuba and Miami, Florida, U.S.
23). When We Left Cuba, By Chanel Cleeton (reads nicely following no. 1 on this list ) Travel to: Havana, Cuba and Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
24). The Dressmaker, By Patricia O’Brien Travel: Onboard The Titanic and in Manhattan, New York, U.S.
25). Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple Travel to: Seattle, Washington, U.S. and Antarctica
26). The Ramblers, By Aidan Donnelley Rowley Travel to: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
27). Then She Was Gone, By Lisa Jewell Travel to: London, England, U.K.
28). That Month in Tuscany, By Inglath Cooper Travel throughout Tuscany, Italy
29). Ghosted, By Rosie Walsh Travel to: England, U.K.
30). When Life Gives You Lululemons, By Lauren Weisberger Travel to: Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, U.S.
31). Bear Town, By Fredrik Backman Travel to: Sweden
32). Little Voices, By Vanessa Lillie Travel to: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
33). Beautiful Ruins, By Jess Walters Travel to: Cinque Terre, Italy and Los Angeles
34). Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, By Louis De Bernières Travel to: Kefalonia, Greece
35). Something in the Water, By Catherine Steadman Travel to: Bora Bora and London, U.K.
36). Tara Road, By Maeve Binchy Travel to: Dublin, Ireland and Connecticut, U.S.
37). Where the Crawdads Sing, By Delia Owens Travel to: The marshes of North Carolina, U.S.
38). The Island, By: Victoria Hislop Travel to: The islands of Crete Spinalonga, Greece
39). The Sunrise, By Victoria Hislop Travel to: Cyprus
40). Finding Mrs. Ford, By Deborah Goodrich Royce Travel to: Watch Hill, Rhode Island, NYC and Detroit