The Wanderlust Book Tag!

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Ah it’s that time of year, when my eyes start to drift towards the horizon, and I can’t help but think of all the exotic places I’d rather be… or maybe that’s just me? 😉 Anyway, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to go adventuring in books. Thank you so much to the lovely Hammock of Books, for giving me the chance to live vicariously through reading 😉


  • Mention the creator of the tag and link back to original post [Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight]
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Answer the 10 questions below using any genre
  • Tag 5+ friends

The Questions

  1. Secrets and lies: a book set in a sleepy small town

To Kill a Mockingbird- basically the ultimate book set in a small town- and a book with a big impact.

  1. Salt and sand: a book with a beach-side community

Big Little Lies- an intense murder mystery, the beach town felt like a constant spectre in the background.

  1. Here there be dragons: a book with a voyage on the high seas

Life of Pi- a really vivid read, the setting is often powerfully done, even if things are not always as they seem…

  1. Tread lightly: a book set down a murky river or a jungle

Journey to the River Sea- this is basically the perfect book for this this question. No contest. And if you haven’t read Eva Ibbotson/already love her books like me, then definitely consider this exquisitely written, fairy-tale-esque middle grade!

  1. Frozen wastes: a book with a frost bitten atmosphere

The Northern Lights- and having just watched the recent adaptation (which brought some of the plot points into sharp relief) I can safely say, it isn’t just the setting that’s chilling.

  1. The boonies: a book with ruff or isolated terrain 

Heidi- a beautiful book with a beauitiful setting.

  1. Hinterlands and cowboys: a book with a western-esque setting

Saga Volume 8- okay, I did pick this largely cos I don’t really read books with this setting- BUT this is an excellent (adult) graphic novel- so if you like the look of it you should definitely check it out!

  1. Look lively: a book set across sweeping desert sands

Holes- I am so glad I was reminded of this book by doing this tag, because it’s brilliant! A gripping story, with wonderful characters, about changing your fate.

  1. Wild and untamed: a book set the heart of the woods

The Hobbit- okay, not all of this is set in woods, but for me Mirkwood is the most memorable fictional forest.

  1. Wildest dreams: a whimsical book shrouded in magic

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Charmed Life- yes, yes I could’ve gone with Harry Potter- but you guys know it already. If you’re looking for something else that’s whimsical, you can’t go wrong with Diana Wynne Jones- I especially love the Crestomanci series!

That was a lot of fun! I tag: Miri @the Book Dragoness, Zezee with Books, Embuhleeliest, Read by Tiffany, Meeghan, Ola and Piotrek @Re-Enchantment of the World Blog, the Corner of Laura and anyone else who wants to do it!

What did you think of my answers? And what are some of your favourite books for these settings? Let me know in the comments!


50 thoughts on “The Wanderlust Book Tag!

  1. Thank you so much for tagging me!! ❤ I'm really liking the graphics of your post!! Journey to the River Sea is one of my all-time faves – haha seeing you mention it has made me want to reread! Eva Ibbotson's books are rather hit or miss for me but THIS was a definite once-in-a-lifetime hit!

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  2. I would be hopeless at some of these categories – especially Hinterlands and cowboys. I can’t think of a single book I’ve ever read that features cowboys. I see lots of books on NetGalley that have these stetson wearing guys on the cover and they make me cringe 🙂

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  3. I owe you and Miri [I’ve just come from her post] and huge THANK YOU. First for participating in my tag [not only did your pictures give me some major wanderlust but they are genius!] and second because you have seriously helped this fellow bookworm out.

    When I was little I read a book [Journey To The River Sea], I think I was about seven or eight, anyway I remember picking it up because of the dairy-like cover and that beautiful blue butterfly. I don’t know about you but sometimes I get this overpowering sense of nostalgia and the sudden urge to re-read books from my childhood. The trouble was I couldn’t remember this book or it’s author. See my problem? I googled, I combed Goodreads, I went to my library all without luck and it’s been eating away at me for weeks!

    Then you and Miri come along and basically serve it up to be on a silver platter! So THANK YOU! 😉 ❤

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