I find that it’s easier to get lost in a book when you’re on vacation. Does anyone else feel this way? The change of scenery and the excitement of being in a new environment sparks the desire to read nonstop whenever we have downtime. As a part of my 18 for 2018, I made the goal to read 1 book per month so that I can make reading more a part of my daily routine and not just when we’re traveling. So far, so good! (….weeellllll technically, I started Big Magic at the start of December and just finished it this week, but hey, I’ll still count it 😉 ) As a kid I was always a bit of a bookworm, but as I’ve gotten older, that has fallen by the wayside…. and honestly, I miss that part of myself. I must admit that I am definitely guilty of checking my Instagram feed one too many times when I really should just make better use of my time by opening up a good book instead. I’ve been making a conscious choice to unplug about an hour before bed and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. You have to start somewhere though, right?
Now that a new month is upon us, I thought it’d be fun to dive into a travel themed novel since I’ve been bit by the wanderlust bug lately. I’m sharing 2 of my past favorites below, and a few that I am debating between. Let me know which one you think I should crack open next!
The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown is about a woman who feels trapped by her family’s expectations, and ultimately decides to live life on her own terms after discovering her grandmother’s diary and reading the entries about her romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris.
I’ve never been to Paris myself, and it’s a potential trip for us this year, so this novel made me want to experience it for myself!
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is a classic, and makes me want to travel to Italy just so I can load up on pasta and not feel guilty about it 😉
What are your favorite travel books? Any suggestions on what to read next? Let me know below in the comments! 🙂