Travel With Books

Not everyone if lucky enough to get away on vacation for March Break. So why not curl up with a good book instead. Books allow us to travel and experience different cultures and countries without every leaving our homes. They can take you all around the world without the fuss of reserving airline tickets, hotels, cars and best of all they’re free at the library. Check out the following books that take you across the globe:

  1. England:

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Travel to England and meet the witty Flavia deLuce a brilliant young aspiring chemist and sleuth. She finds herself entangled in a mystery when she finds a dead bird on her door step followed by a dead body in the garden. When her father is arrested for the murder Flavia takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of things. Bradley creates an intricately plotted murder mystery that’s both engaging and upbeat in this first of the Flavia deLuce series.

 

 

The vacationers

 

2. Spain

The vacationers by Emma Straub

Next move onto Spain with the Post family who visit the island of Mallorca in Spain for a two week celebratory holiday. Over the course of their vacation secrets come to light and humiliations are endured. In this well developed and reflective novel, Straub analyzes the complexities of family relationships.

 

3. France

The little Paris bookshop

 

The Little Paris Bookshop : a novel by Nina George

Head to Paris in this quirky and heart warming  novel and meet Jean Perdu a floating bookshop owner  of The Literary Apothecary. Jean who has the gift of discerning the perfect book that will heal his customers heartbreak, has never been able to come to terms with his own grief. When a new tenant moves into his apartment building, he is forced to reevaluate his own life and embark on a romantic and fascinating journey.

 

 

Britt-Marie was here

 

4. Sweden

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Travel with Britt-Marie to the small town of Borg in Sweden. After leaving her cheating husband socially awkward Britt-Marie moves to Borg to become a temporary caretaker of a recreation center. The intriguing cast of characters she meets here help transform the endearing Britt-Marie.

 

 

5. India

Associations of Small Bombs

 

 

The Associations of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

In India young Mansoor Ahmed survives an explosion in the marketplace that kills his two best friends, brothers Tushar and Nakul.  In this thought provoking work, Mahajan looks at the physical and psychological affects of the bombing on the survivor Mansoor and those around him including the Khurana’s, the parents of the dead brothers, and Shockie, a Kashmiri bomb.

 

 

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage

 

6. Japan

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Meet Tsukura Tazaki, an engineer in Japan where he lives a life devoid of colour. Once part of a close-knit group of five students, he was suddenly dropped by his friends with no explanation, causing him to lose a sense of self. As an adult he meets a girl named Sara that persuades him to take a journey to meet his former friends and come to terms with what really happened.