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Wanderlust Books


A list of books for the dreamy eyed traveler within you that will give you a serious case of wanderlust

  1. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

I ADORE SINGAPORE and this book also serves as a Singapore cuisine and sights guide, as well as the brilliant novel that it is. The intricate descriptions of the incredible Malay food to the magical spots around the island are all highlighted. SOMEONE GET ME TO LAU PA SAT, I WANT HOKKIEN MEE.

  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Marry Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows

I can only imagine what the island of Guernsey must be like in reality but the untamed, wild beauty of the island, characterized by impressive cliffs and the persistent waves rocking on the shore is my kind of paradise. From the brumous, sultry sky to the never-ending hills described in the book, no other place in a book as drawn me closer and made me feel more at home.

  1. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

This one’s an obvious choice. I mean who wouldn’t want to go to Prince Edward Island, the darling home of the our favourite red-head, Anne. I would have loved to grow up in a place like that, with acres of woods to explore and hills to run around in *does “the hills are alive” pose from The Sound of Music*

  1. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The setting of rural Alaska is so beautifully portrayed in this books, and as I’ve said before in  a review of this book, the setting almost becomes another character in the story; a figure overlooking the town and its inhabitants. It would be a dream to one day be able to explore the mystique and the great wilderness of Alaska.

This is my dream list of places I would love to go to, please comment below on the books that give you wanderlust! I love reading books about foreign countries so I might end up reading some!



aaahhhh this is such an aesthetic.

7th Feb, 19

woop woop

15th Feb, 19

I wish I could go to the Kingdoms and Empires from Jaclyn Moriarty's fantasy series of the same name. They sound so fun and interesting, and there are so many I could travel there for years and not see everything.

11th Mar, 19