Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read on Holiday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

When I think back on the holidays I’ve been on, I remember the places I visited, the people I was with, the food we ate, and more often than not, the books that I read whilst I was there. This week’s TTT prompt is all about those holiday reads.

When I’m thinking ahead, I do try to take a book on holiday which is set in the country I’m visiting, but it may equally be something that’s simply reached the top of my book pile.

These are the ones that stand out for me:

  1. Athens, 2022 – ‘All Good People Here’ by Ashley Flowers.
  2. Amsterdam, 2022 – ‘Resist’ by Tom Palmer.
  3. Copenhagen, 2020 – ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky’.
  4. New Orleans, 2019 – ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams
  5. Berlin, 2018 – ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr
  6. Vancouver to Los Angeles, 2017 – ‘Sweet Thursday’ by John Steinbeck.
  7. Barcelona, 2010 – ‘Homage to Catalonia’ by George Orwell
  8. Peru, 2007 – ‘Eight Feet in the Andes: Travels with a Mule from Ecuador to Cuzco’ by Dervla Murphy
  9. Cuba, 2006 – ‘Our Man in Havana’ by Graham Greene
  10. Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, 2004 – ‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown

What are your most memorable holiday reads? How do you choose them?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read on Holiday

      1. Guide books are alright but books have more of a personal touch from someone who scouts out the off the beaten path places that guidebooks don’t tell you about.


  1. I too try to read books set in places I’m going to visit or have been. I can’t believe what you were reading during each of those trips! No way I could do that. So, I have a twist this week….. Hope you have a terrific week and have time to enjoy a good book. Thanks for the visit.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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