TTT. Books That Awake the Travel Bug in Me

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.
This week Top Ten Tuesday is simply perfect. Why? This Friday, I'm leaving to Marseille and then to Montpelier, in France, for two weeks of sightseeing (I hope there will be time since I'm going with my uni and will be attending classes about William Shakespeare) and trying to speak a language I've long forgotten.

Language barrier aside, let me share with you some of the books that made me think about dropping everything behind (minus my cats) and jump into an adventure around the world.

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. As Travars! Obvious right? How could a book that is about travelling through different worlds not make me want to travel around the world?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Since I read this book that I want to visit Prague. I want to see all its medieval-inspired buildings, all its bridges and museums. There's so much history in Prague!  

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I know the island of Thisby is not real, but this book gave a me serious case of wanderlust. I feel in love with the island, with its culture and traditions. I also feel in love with the capaill uisce. I wish magical creatures were real. This book made me want to discover a place alike.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. The settings are simply gorgeous. One hundred and kingdoms to meet, each one of them with their peculiarities, and the secret sea of Diávolos where the siren kingdom of Keto is located. How could this book not wake the travel bug in me?

Every single book by Agatha Christie I've read so far (and I've read many). Egypt, Turkey, all the towns in the United Kingdom, etc. Agatha Christie visited so many places and after reading about all of them (even if it was with a little bit of murder), I hope one day I can buy a ticket to the Orient Express.

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Which book(s) gave you a serious case of wanderlust? 
Which countries would you like to visit? Has that country been the set of a book you've read? 
Also, do you love Agatha Christie as much as I do?


  1. Oooh lucky you ! Hope you enjoy France ! xx I'd love to visit one day.

    One book that gave me a bad travel bug was "the heart between us" by Lindsay Harrel.. She gets to travel the world to do her heart donor's bucket list in about a month span. I so loved that book !

  2. The Orient Express would be awesome, I love Agatha too. I also enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone,and I have To Kill a Kingdom on my tbr pile-great list!!

  3. OMG Yes I would love to go to Thisby!!!! In November for the races and the November Cakes! My Top Ten

  4. I have not quite caught the Agatha Christie bug but I have Murder on the Orient Express and I hope that one will grab me a bit better than Miss Marple. :)

  5. I definitely agree with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and To Kill a Kingdom!!! Laini Taylor made Prague sound beautiful, and the kingdoms in TKAK sound amazing. ♥

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

  6. I hope you have an amazing and safe trip. I have only read ADSOM, and that journey was sort of scary. I do love to travel. I do tours though, since I am only fluent in English and can get by in German, and the fear of not being able to communicate amps up my anxiety.

  7. A Darker Shade of Magic is a great pick for this! I really want to got Japan, I'm hoping to go this year but we'll see. I can't think of any book specifically that gave me wanderlust because most of my books are set in fantastical places haha.

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  8. I haven't read any of these before but I know I need to! I love traveling and want the travel bug all of the time. Admittedly, Anna and the French Kiss gave me the travel bug for seeing Paris, and blessedly, I traveled to Paris later that month. I visited all the places mentioned in the book :D

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