Top Ten Tuesday | Books that spark my wanderlust


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit’. I love travelling, so this week’s theme was a really fun one!


Scotland (Corrag by Susan Fletcher): I’ve been to Scotland once before, around ten years ago, but I’d like to go back and go much further north to explore the countryside and the highlands.

Venice (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee): I’ve been to Italy three times – to Rome, Florence and Bologna – and I adore it, and I’d love to go to Venice.

Brittany (Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers): I know very little about Brittany but I’ve always been drawn to the pictures of its landscape, so I’d really like to go one day.

Canada (The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney): I’m especially drawn to rural Canada. I’d love to go somewhere snowy, stay somewhere cosy and go for winter walks before I come home and read by firelight. A very romanticised view of Canada, I know, but a girl can dream.

Mexico (Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia): I’ve been wanting to go to Mexico for years. It’s one of those places I don’t know enough about, so I’d like to go and see it for myself.


Hawaii (The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig): Hawaii is one of those places I’ve always been interested in visiting, but then I read The Girl From Everywhere and Heidi Heilig described it so beautifully that I desperately want to go.

Egypt (Timeless by Gail Carriger): Most children who were history nerds like I was have the fascination with Ancient Egypt phase, especially with films like The Mummy around, and Egypt is another one of places I’d like to experience for myself rather than listen to what everyone else tells me about it.

Salem (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe): I’ve never been to the USA – something I’d like to change soon! – and being the witch lover that I am, I couldn’t go all the way to America and not visit Salem.

Nigeria (Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀): It’s actually how much I’ve enjoyed fiction set in Nigeria that’s made me want to visit it. Africa in general is a continent I’d love to explore because I know so little about it!

Louisiana (My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland): The place I want to visit most in the USA is New Orleans, but Louisiana in general is a state that interests me. I do want to visit Texas too, though. Mainly because I love the accent.

Where do you want to visit?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books that spark my wanderlust

  1. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight says:

    Oooh love these picks! I went to New Orleans last summer and it was FABULOUS, I definitely want to go back in a more… calm temperature hah. Hawaii is obviously lovely! I want to go to Egypt and Mexico for sure! My parents just went to Venice and loved it! I would love to see some places in Africa too- I have only been to the northern part, I really want to venture further!

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  2. Angela says:

    I’d love to visit a lot of these places, too! I love stories set in Scotland. I’ve been to Hawaii but would love to go back. I want to get to New Orleans someday, too!


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