Traveling has a special place in my heart; I love exploring new countries, cities and cultures both in real life and through the books I read. I know that already share a settings map in each The Numbers post, but I thought it was fun to take a closer look at the different bookish destinations I was able to travel to each month. Hence this monthly bookish post was born, Bookish Travel, where I will be sharing where the books I read that month took me.
July 2022 ended up being a fantastic bookish travel month with not only multiple places in the UK and US (19! different states), but also twelve further countries. I believe it’s a new record since I started my Bookish Travel posts! Below a map featuring the different bookish travel destinations. (I use this page for the map.)
Ready to take a closer look at where exactly I was able to travel to during July? They will appear in the order I’ve visited them (except for the UK/US because they have multiple titles).
With these books I was able to travel to the following UK destinations: Northamptonshire, Scotland, Cornwall, London, Kent.
With these books I was able to travel to the following US states: Maine, Massachusetts, California, Texas, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Tennesee, Nevada, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Indiana, Oregon, Florida.
The Line was mainly set in Cyprus with multiple cities mentioned.
The Line also had a select few chapters set in Aleppo, Syria (although this was mostly background).
The final Henning Juul book once again took me to Oslo with other Norwegian destinations thrown in as well.
On top of taking me to Norway, Killed also had a couple of chapters set in Natal, Brazil.
The Librarian Spy had a dual storyline and was partly set in Lisbon, Portugal.
The second storyline of The Librarian Spy took place in Lyon. The Recipe For Hope on the other hand took me to Dordogne. Last but not least, part of Carrie Soto Is Back was set in Paris.
9. SABA (CARIBBEAN)
Meet Me In Paradise took me to the Caribbean with a setting on the island Saba.
The final chapters of Meet Me In Paradise also took me to various destinations in Italy.
11. SOUTH SUDAN
The epilogue of The Recipe For Hope partly took place in South Sudan.
The Wild Girls took me all the way to Botswana.
The Man Who Died Twice also took me on a quick trip to Antwerp.
Carrie Soto Is Back also took me to Melbourne for the Australia Open.
That’s it for the destinations in July! How many countries were you able to travel to last month? Did you read any of the books mentioned above?