Friday, June 25, 2021

Friday Fives - Five Virtual Vacations Books Have Taken Me On This Year

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.   I've been taking about traveling a bit lately and earlier this week I posted a list of virtual trips that I'm planning taking through the help of books so today I'm looking at trips books have already taken me on so far this year!

1.  Ashland, Oregon with Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander - I love this series and really the only thing that compares with Alexander's mouth watering food descriptions is her lovely descriptions of Ashland.  Before this series I didn't know the town existed but now it's high up on my list of places to visit.  

2.  Salem, Massachusetts with Bells, Spells and Murder by Carol J Perry - Salem has been on my To Visit list forever but this series has really cemented it's place on that list.  I love that in addition to the history of witches Perry also talks about the history of the town in general.  

3.  Coral Cay, Florida (which isn't real but feels enough like the Florida Keys I'm willing to let it go) with A Tale of Two Cookies by Eve Calder - I love the Keys and those small coastal Florida towns but it's been so long since I've been!  This book proved to be a nice little visit to tide me over until I can actually get there.  

4.  Australia with The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley - I can't say this book actually made me want to visit Australia but it was fascinating and I felt like I could visualize the areas that CeCe explored.  

5.  Charleston, South Carolina with Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Childs - I'm pretty sure I read this series mostly for the Charleston atmosphere.  The mysteries are entertaining but Childs brings Charleston to life and I very much enjoy my visits.

Where have books taken you this year?


  1. These look like some great cozies for a virtual vacation!

  2. I pretty much would love to visit for real all those places. I have been to Australia but the east coast not the west where The Pearl Sister is set plus the interior. Not sure I'd like to go there although did read a book about a train trip that calls in there and changed my mind quite a bit.

  3. The Pearl Sister is on my shelf so maybe I should go on a virtual vacation to Australia!

  4. It is so much fun to travel through books. Cozies seem to be set in the best towns. This is a great list!

  5. Yes, you need to get to Salem! We used to vacation in Cape Ann every other summer when I was a preteen/teenager and we would always drive into Salem for the day. I also went a couple of times in my 20s, but never during October, so that's on my list to do. Even better if it's during Halloween week. 🎃✨