Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday Fives - Books That Take Me on Vacation

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.  Summer always makes me want to travel and unfortunately with everything going on it looks like we'll be staying put for a bit.  But here are 5 books that make me feel like I'm going on vacation!

1.  Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery - Or really any of the Anne books.  Not only is this one of my absolute favorite books but I love how clearly Montgomery's love for Prince Edward Island shines through.

2.  The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan - I love all of Jenny Colgan's books but this one particularly had the setting front and center.  The cold barrenness of the Isle of Muir sounds pretty great right now compared to the billion degrees and high humidity we've got here.

3.  The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher - I want to go wander around the beaches of Cornwall then climb on of the winding stone staircases and then go home and have cauliflower cheese for dinner.  I'm not 100% sure what that is but they ate it a lot in this book.

4.  The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen - I don't think I want to go back to the 1940s storyline of the book but I"m happily wander among the ruins and villages in Tuscany and then go home and have an older Italian woman teach me how to cook.

5.  Ghost Moon by Heather Graham - It's been a long time since I've been to Key West but this one really brought back the feel of the island though I will go when there isn't a crazed serial killer running around. 

So I'm going to Prince Edward Island, Cornwall, the Isle of Muir, Tuscany, and Key West.  Where are your books taking you this summer?


  1. I don't really get time to travel around even for day trips now so books are my way to travel too!

  2. I love Cornwall as a setting. One of my favorites.

  3. I have just spent the last few hours trying to comment but finally solved it by downloading Google Chrome. ( just got a new computer). Safari wouldn't let me do it. I agree entirely over the first four books, and would also love to visit all those places.

  4. Prince Edward Island is a place I'd love to visit, even though I haven't read any of the Green Gables books. The Canadian Maritimes just look like awesome places to visit!

  5. I just went to a fictional town in Colorado last night for two hours and forty minutes. Have you tried the audio version of Anne of Green Gables? If so, how was it?

  6. You have reminded me I need to carry on with my re-reads of the Anne books. I have been drafting my post for my A Year of Classics introduction, so I'll hop on over and add The Anne of Green Gables books to my re-reads list! 👍✨