This bookish meme first popped into my head when I was thinking about just how much I missed traveling. I was also thinking about how grateful I was for books, and how they’ve helped me travel the world from my couch over the last year!
This meme combines two of my absolute favorite things: reading and traveling! And I’m so excited to get to showcase this on my blog every week from now on.
I would love to read more about everyone else’s literary travels as well! So here are some general guidelines for Travel Thursday if you’d like to participate!
- Every Thursday (or any Thursday you want to participate), choose a book that features somewhere you’d like to travel to! It could be somewhere you’ve never been before or somewhere you’d like to visit again.
- Include a description of the location and why you’d like to visit!
- Link back to me so I can find new blogs to follow (and add new places to my travel bucket list)!
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
- Author: Gail Honeyman
- Year of publication: 2017
- Setting(s): Glasgow, Scotland
I read Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine in 2018 and absolutely loved it! I read it not too long after graduating from college, and I had kind of lost my love of reading during those four college years. It was just difficult to maintain the habit. Therefore, this book is one of the ones that I credit with restoring my love of reading after college! It was witty and funny, but also dark and moving. It’s one that I still think about a lot even though it’s been several years since I’ve read it.
This novel takes place in Glasgow, Scotland. I absolutely loved reading about all of the different settings, as well as reading all of the dialogue that showcased the accent and colloquialisms! Scotland is somewhere I would really like to go someday, and this book really reinforced that! It just seems like such a beautiful country that’s steeped in so much culture and history.
Here are some photos of some of the places I’d like to visit in Scotland!
I don’t know much about Scottish food (other than haggis, which I might not be brave enough to try), but this looks good! I’d be up for trying pretty much anything, I just want to travel and eat new things again!
That’s it for today! I need to wrap this up so I can start planning a trip to Scotland as soon as possible… Okay, it probably won’t be that soon, but hopefully I’ll make it there someday!
I wonder… Where in the world will my next book take me?