Books That Makes Me Want to Travel | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week.

I am very excited too read others lists this week, because I want to get more recs of “travel” books. I looked through books I’ve read and found few, except for with fantasy worlds, that made me want to travel. So here’s a few unusual ones –


Upstream by Mary Oliver

All of Mary Oliver’s poems about nature makes me want to run out and find it (which wouldn’t be too difficult since I live in a little valley village). It also makes me want to never return though.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I don’t enjoy travel photography as much as actually travelling  there and seeing it myself, which I think can be compared to reading about travels. But I really enjoy books like this, where the main characters has to leave abruptly, with little things, because while it’s often not in the best circumstances, it seems like a weirdly freeing feeling.  

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

All of Haruki Murakami’s books makes me want to travel to the places, often in Japan. Here he also writes from a time living in Hawaii and you get to read descriptions from all his good running routes, along with a marathon in Europe somewhere (Greece, was it?).


Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Ok, I tried to leave out fantasy books, but this had a journey that I so wanted to go on when I read it the first time. I might not have been so worried about the danger either if I had Katsa’s skill with fighting.

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente 

I mostly added this to the list as a joke, but I would go to space had there been proven other sentient species on other planets. Perhaps not by force, like in this book, but it did make me excited about the future and space travel.

6 thoughts on “Books That Makes Me Want to Travel | Top Ten Tuesday

  1. erinheit451 June 12, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Murakami makes me want to travel too. I am totally embarrassed to say this but the novels that give me the most wanderlust are actually Dan Brown. I think it’s because I’m an art and architecture geek and he really describes these things in detail (usually because they are part of the story!).

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    • aquapages // eline June 12, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      I have yet to read a book by Dan Brown, but that sounds like wonderful reasons! Every time I visit a new place I am gushing over the architecture and asking locals so many questions about it


  2. Deb Nance June 12, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    Oh I have suggestions for you. Prepare to park yourself at my blog for a while.

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