As a self-proclaimed “writer with wanderlust”, multiple-continent expat (Europe and Australia so far) and an addicted traveler, I tend to read a lot of books with a strong sense of place or culture. Whenever I visit or move to a new place, I read all the books I can find about, set in or written by an author in my new home. From classic literature to contemporary chick lit, historical non-fiction to picture books in the local language, I try to cover the gamut of writing about the area.
I’m also a bit of a list maker, so keeping track of all of these books is not a chore for me but a joy.
After discovering many wonderful books about fascinating places around the world, I’ve decided to start posting reviews of my favorite “world books” for lack of a better term. I hope you enjoy this new blog series and find the information helpful when searching for books about places to travel.
I’ve also recently discovered a fantastic site for travel books or my newly coined term “world books” (not to be confused with the encyclopedia series). TripFiction.com features books set in over 1,000 cities and countries around the world and includes reviews and cool features like “My Backpack” where you can store your favorite books. I spend quite a lot of time over there and have found it to be a great resource.
My first World Book Review is a fun picture book set in Tanzania entitled We All Went on Safari by Laurie Krebs. It’s up on the blog, so just click on the title to read the review.
P.S. I’m always open to book suggestions and would be happy to hear from authors who write books with a strong sense of place. Just leave a comment or send me a message through the contact form.