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1. All Good Things by Sarah Turnbull: This a memoir of the author's time in Tahiti. I think we can all agree that a vacation in Tahiti is always in order!
2. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster: A jaunt around Italy would be pretty sweet right about now.
3. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute: From the jungles of Malaysia to small-town Australia, this book takes you on a long journey from the comfort of your living room.
4. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter: This novel goes back and forth between modern-day Los Angeles and a small Italian coastal village.
5. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle: I read this ages and ages ago, but this account of the author's time in southern France is hilarious and makes you feel like you're experiencing it first-hand.
6. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome: I suppose England isn't a foreign land for everyone, but Victorian England sure is. Enjoy this light-hearted account of a journey down the Thames.
7. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett: Take a trip into the Brazilian rainforest without leaving your house.
8. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng: This has been on a lot of my lists because it's just that good. It's a fairly heavy read dealing with historical memory and World War II, but it also takes you into the highlands of Malaysia.
9. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden: I picked this up out of curiosity when my mom was reading it, and honestly could not put it down. If you're interested in historical Japan, this is a must-read book.
10. The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak: In truth, I didn't love this book, but it's a great introduction to Russian History for those who, unlike me, aren't addicted to historical biographies.
So where you will travel this summer, either by book or by road.... or even by map? ;)