Books are the perfect vehicle for travel. They can take you to your destination in the blink of an eye. You won’t experience turbulence and they never cause seasickness. Books also deliver you to countries all over the world with no risk of misplacing your passport or getting jet-lag. The best part is that you get to meet characters from many different places and see life from a different perspective.
I had a fun time looking through book lists (mine and those of many others) to find a wide variety of places to visit during my vacation. I have read many of the titles, but was excited to find some new ones too.
I will make my summer reading plan with many of these destinations in mind. I invite you to start planning your trip any time.
Japan – Guardian of the Spirit (Moribito #1), Ichiro
China (in the past) – Boxers (it will be released in the fall)
China (in the future) – Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) *edited 6/4/21 – I’ve read several books in this series and criticism provided by reviewers of Chinese decent and no longer recommend this title due to the exoticism, stereotypes, and carelessness that was shown regarding Asian culture.
Nepal – Sold
I know there are many excellent titles that I did not have a chance to include. If you think of any that would be a great addition to this list, please let us know in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a pleasant reading journey.
— cover images via Goodreads
*As I look over this list, I know that I would do this differently now so perhaps this needs an update. I didn’t know of as many titles when I wrote this post and I also didn’t know very many that were written by people who actually lived in the places that they were writing about. Many of these stories are great, but some are actually poor representations for those places and people, such as Cinder. 6/4/2021