Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. There is a new topic each Tuesday, so check out her blog for more info!

This week’s prompt is a list of books that awaken the travel bug in me. I have a mix of fantasy, beachy reads, and memoirs — so let’s get started!


Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion

I read Queen of the Road (a memoir) many years ago and got to know the author via Facebook. She and her husband are both doctors who decided to live on a bus full-time while touring the United States. Major bucket list goals right there.

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The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

This book will forever show up on any lists that have to do with traveling. The main setting is rural Scotland, which tugs at my heart because I want to go there soooo badly.


The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

The Wicked Deep is a gorgeous, atmospheric read set in the Pacific Northwest. There’s a haunted town with local legends — all things that remind me of my home (sans ocean) so, of course, I want to visit some place like this in real life. [Review]


Caraval and Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Okay, I know Caraval is a totally fictional place, but it gives me lots of night time festival vibes. It brings back my memories of being in Phuket, Thailand with my family. [Caraval Review & Legendary Review]


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

There are four different versions of London in this series, guys. Need I say more?


Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen

This book doesn’t necessarily trigger a travel bug in me BUT it is super summery and beachy. It reminds me of sleepy, relaxed beach vacations which I could certainly use right about now.


Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Invictus takes us through several places all over the world at different points in history. It’s so fast paced that I wished they spent more time in those locations! (I don’t want to be spoilery so I’m not going to mention the different locations.)


Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep is a viking-inspired fantasy that just screams Scandinavian vibes. Touring the fjords and visiting Scandinavia is a major bucket list item for me! For now I have to settle for EPCOT. hahaha. [Review]


Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

I know. I feel like this is such a cop out but I can’t help it. Any time I read HP I am immediately transported into cozy pubs, inns, and cute shops. I also don’t mind the cold so I’d love to go to England in the fall.


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This Russian-inspired fantasy is perfect for those wintery days. This book is so atmospheric — I wanted to travel to Russia immediately.


An honorable mention goes to travel books in general. I love flipping through travel books and foreign language phrase books. Nothing gets me more excited than reading those!

What book inspires you to travel? Let me know in the comments! And I hope you’re all having a lovely week! ❤



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