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.

August 2022 ended up being a solid travel month with not only multiple places in the UK and US (8 different states), but also nine further countries. Reading a couple of translations last month really did help boost that number… 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 August? They will appear in the order I’ve visited them (except for the UK/US because they have multiple titles).

1. UK

With these books I was able to travel to the following UK destinations: London, Cumbria, Northumberland, Isle Of Mull (Scotland).

2. US

With these books I was able to travel to the following US states: California, Hawaii, Washington, New York, Tennessee, Arizona, Maryland, Georgia.

3. GERMANY

Two of the short stories in Tales From The Folly also took me to Germany. Afterwards, Seat 7A took me to Berlin.

4. JAPAN

The first chapter of The Botanist took me to Japan.

5. CHINA

The epilogue of In Her Tracks also took me to Chengdu, China.

6. CANADA

Apart from the usual Seattle setting, What She Found also made a quick trip across the border to Canada.

7. SWEDEN

The Winners is set in Bjornstad, Sweden.

8. ITALY

One Italian Summer took me to the Amalfi Coast.

9. GREENLAND & 10. DENMARK

Against The Ice made me travel to Greenland. A small part was also set in Denmark.

11. ARGENTINA

Mats’ POV in Seat 7A starts in Buenos Aires.


That’s it for the destinations in August! How many countries were you able to travel to last month? Did you read any of the books mentioned above? 


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