Today on my ‘Books That Made Me…’ feature I’d like to welcome Lindsay from Bookboodle and she’s talking about some of the books that make her want to visit somewhere new! Enjoy!
Books That Made Me… Want To Visit Somewhere New
Thanks to Jenny for inviting me to take part in her Books That Made Me… feature. I have to admit it took me a while to decide on which books to pick but here they are; 3 books that made me want to visit somewhere new…
Take a Look at Me Now is set in the US city of San Francisco which is a city I’ve always wanted to visit, still long too and this book just reignited my dream.
This is an inspiration story about a regular girl with a job she doesn’t love and a secret ambition. It has a real down to Earth feel about it and Miranda sets the scenes so well, you can almost imagine yourself strolling along the San Francisco streets in the sun… just lovely, it’s not surprising Nell falls for the charms of the city and its inhabitants. That’s the thing with the American dream; you just think anything is possible.
I’ve been lucky enough to go to the US three times but always to the East Coast, I love America and movies and books set there. I long to rude the cable car up and down those ridiculously steep streets, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge and even take a boat out to visit Alcatraz.
We get a bit closer to home for the next book…
Finding Mother is set mostly on the beautiful Channel Island of Jersey, somewhere, although relatively close to home, I’ve never been too.
Although I didn’t love the story in this book, I did love the descriptions of Jersey and the smaller surrounding islands. Idyllic little seaside towns with quaint little shops, restaurants and food to die for, Jersey sounds like a rather upmarket (and expensive) place to visit.
Although the islands belong to the UK, the book still manages to make them sound very cosmopolitan and with a French influence with plenty to see and do even on such small islands.
With gorgeous beaches and stunning shorelines, I love being by the sea and this place just sounds like a lovely place to un-wind, enjoy the view and read a good book!
And now we get even closer to home…
Take Me Home is a story of a young woman with a unique gift and her childhood home in the Scottish Highlands.
I’ve been to Scotland before (Ayr and Glasgow) but this book is just full of stunning scenery and landscapes that it makes me want to head further North, pull on the wellies and a parka and go for a long walk in the mountains, though in reality I’d probably get lost and end up in the nearest pub downing a wee dram!
I also have this vision of visiting Scottish Highlands and being holed up in a log cabin, somewhere miles from anywhere where you just want to light a log fire, curl up in a blanket with your book whilst the wind and the rain batter the windows – this is probably the more realistic version I feel.