Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is “Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me!” To be honest, I’m not much of a traveler. I’d rather curl up at home. So I only have five books today.
The Astonishing Color of After – This book brought Taiwan to glorious, colorful, glittering, magical life in my brain. I’ve never been – have not been very interested in Asian and South Asian countries at all, in fact, but this makes me want to visit.
Queens of Geek – I’ve always wanted to go to Comicon, and seeing the characters in this book go to a fictional Con based on it has me itching to do so even more!
Fire and Fury – Fire and Fury doesn’t make me want to go someplace in particular so much as it makes me want to get the hell out of the US! My government is ripping itself to pieces and instead of the first female president we have this orange hate-cheeto blowhard who is trying to use our Constitution to wipe his ass.
The Places In Between – Since my husband joined the Marines and went to Afghanistan back in 2011, I’ve been fascinated by Iraq and Afghanistan. I wanted to learn all I could about the place my husband would be spending months working in. Rory Stewart’s walk across Afghanistan was an amazing tour.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – The characters in this book go on a tour across Europe, and THAT is my idea of travel. Balls and parties and interesting food in different countries. (At least for the first part of their trip. I could pass on getting held up by highwaymen or kidnapped by pirates, though!)
That’s all I could come up with this week – I’m just not much of a traveler, I guess!
I love the look of Queens of Geek! I hope to read it at some point.
I would love to go travelling across Europe-I’ve been to quite a few countries but there are so many more to explore!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/top-ten-tuesday-163/
Lol, about Fire and Fury!! I wanted to leave after Trump was elected.
Here’s a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/06/top-ten-tuesday-top-four-books-that.html
Yeah, we wanted to leave after he was elected too. We were, and are still, horrified.
Queens of Geek made me want to go to a convention too. 🙂 And can’t argue with what you said re: Fire and Fury- I feel the same way. He did lose the popular vote after all (ha!). Sad…
So many books I need to read. And I’m laughing hysterically (and by hysterically I mean in absolute agony because WHY DID THE U.S. have to elect THAT as the president) at your description: “we have this orange hate-cheeto blowhard who is trying to use our Constitution to wipe his ass.” SPOT. FREAKING. ON.
Great list! I’ve heard pretty awesome things about Gentleman’s Guide. Happy reading!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian