Travel Thursday: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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!

The Rules:
  1. 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.
  2. Include a description of the location and why you’d like to visit!
  3. 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!

Rick Steves: Glasgow is Scotland's most underrated destination
Glasgow, Scotland (Photo from USA Today)
Edinburgh City Tour | Small Group Tour for Seniors | Odyssey Traveller
The capital city of Scotland: Edinburgh (Photo by Odyssey Traveller)
Sophisticated burglary at Cliffs of Moher visitor centre investigated
The Cliffs of Moher (Photo by The Irish Times)
16 Foods You Must Eat When You're in Scotland
Okay, so not exactly a location in Scotland. But here is some Scottish food! (Photo by Culture Trip)

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?

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