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This week's question:
What are some of your favorite books set in other cities?
One of the reasons I love to read is because it allows me to escape vicariously to different places. Some are in our world, while others are in fantastical worlds that I wish I could visit. I adore books that allow me to explore cities that I have long wanted to visit. Today is all about the books that took me to cities I hope to visit someday and a couple I have visited. Here are some of my favorite traveling books.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Who doesn't want to visit Paris, the city of love and the city of lights? Ms. Perkins transports you there with this delightful romantic tale. I loved exploring the city with Anna. I liked that there was so much more to see than the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Plus you get an adorable romance.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: Here is another sweet romance set against the backdrop of Paris. I thoroughly enjoyed traipsing through the city of France with Willem and Lulu (Allison) as they spend one magical, romantic day exploring Paris.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert: I admit Milwaukee, Wisconsin didn't rank on my top cities to visit until I read this book. I liked that this book was all about exploring the city and it's fine cuisine. By the end of the book, I wanted to visit Milwaukee. If you love books with decadent food descriptions and romance, this is a fun one.
Chasing River by K.A. Tucker: How about a trip to Ireland? This book featured an Irish Pub that is hundreds of years old. I have long wanted to visit Ireland, and when I do, I certainly hope I can find on old time pub and hang out with the locals and hear their stories. Oh, and this one has a nice romance as well.
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill: This is a fun book that features an antagonistic romance set in London. The author did a fantastic job of describing London. This was a terrific feel good book that allows you to experience the sights and tastes of London from your own home.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand: This one is set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a city near and dear to my heart as I grew up just an hour and a half away. I adore Jackson Hole, and I loved visiting there with Tucker and Clara. It made me feel like I was back home. If you ever get the chance to visit Jackson Hole, do it. It is nestled right at the base of the Grand Tetons, and it is gorgeous.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor: This is one of my all time favorite books, and one of the things I love most about this one was the Prague setting. It was fantastic. Ms. Taylor makes Prague come alive with all of its old buildings and splendor. I hope I can one day visit Prague and experience it for myself.
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles)by Kevin Hearne: This series has gone all over the world, but the first book, is set in Tempe, Arizona which is part of Metro Phoenix. Having lived in Phoenix for ten years, I was thrilled to be transported back with Atticus and the gang. I don't know why I never ate at Rula Bula while I lived there, I know when I go back, I will be stopping in for some fish and chips. Reading this book, made me homesick.
Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo: I never thought of visiting Antarctica until I read this book. I loved exploring Antarctica, and learning more about its history. This book is also set in San Fransisco, and I thought Ms. Longo did an excellent job describing both locations. I want to visit both Antarctica and San Fransisco after reading this book.
Bakeshop Mysteries by Ellie Alexander: I love this series, and I can't get enough of Ashland, Oregon, a small city in Southern Oregon. Ashland is famous for it's annual Shakespeare Festival. I only wish that the Torte Bakeshop was real. This is a city I plan on visiting soon as it is right here in Oregon.
Sante Fe Cafe Mysteries by Ann Myers: After reading the first two books in this series, I found myself googling Sante Fe. I lived in Phoenix for ten years, and this book made me long for the Southwest. I was craving spicy food and cool margaritas after reading this one.
So these are a few of my favorite travel books. What are some of your favorite books featuring cities you hope to visit?
Next week's TMST:
Picks for Fall 2016.