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I have been feeling the itch to get out and about in the world. I am planning trips that I absolutely can’t wait to go on. For example, there are certain areas of Scotland that I want to see. Unfortunately, that can’t happen right now. I figured since I am feeling this itch, you must be too.
So, to satisfy that itch, I have turned to my beloved hobby of reading. I have traveled by the page if you will. Today, I am going to help you satisfy your wanderlust by listing out 5 fiction books about travel all around the world. These are:
Unfolding in the early years of the 21st Century, The StarMind Alert takes Detective Jim Sato and Gilda Dobrowski, a small city psychic, to Turkey, Pakistan, Thailand and Tokyo as they try to lure Abdul Ahmad, the arch terrorist, out of his hiding place in Afghanistan by setting a trap for him. They are hooked up to a psychotronic brain wave enhancer called UB-X-00 deep in the bowels of DIA Headquarters. But Ahmad, as elusive as a greased alley cat, escapes to wreak havoc and spread fear and paranoia. He is obsessed with destroying America. The president wants him captured alive to put on display, but the Defense Intelligence Agency has other plans.
This book drew me in because it has the perfect mix of being daring and travel around the world. Just look at how many places are mentioned in the summary alone! This book has mystery, action, and adventure. What more could you ask for?
On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast—in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II—three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It’s where they had fought—and survived—a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner’s mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu.
All that’s missing is Ah Yan—also known as Swallow—the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way.
As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan’s life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, she’d been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.
First, I just want to say that I am in love with the book cover. I own this book and I am so excited to experience the beauty within it. WWII is one of my favorite time periods to read about (any book that has war in it will capture my attention). I love the idea of learning about a woman through the men’s stories, and I am excited to see how that will be done!
After surviving a car accident on an icy road in Hagen, North Dakota, Lily Baker regains consciousness with no idea where or who she is. Scattered Bible verses and the image of a man lying in a pool of blood haunt her memory.
The same night of the accident, a young woman is murdered and tossed in a dumpster. Kylie Milliard, Hagen’s only detective, doesn’t immediately recognize the victim, but Kylie soon discovers that Lily and the dead woman share a dark past… if only Lily could remember what it was.
Lily and Kylie both want answers. But Kylie has to play by the book. Lily has to play it safe. And the more Lily learns about her identity, the more she fears the truth.
Oh my gosh, I have heard so much about this book. I own it and I can’t wait to read it! I used to not be a fan of thrillers, but I like them now. They are the most daring of novels!
The Arctic summer is short. Jennifer is working hard to experience all the intensity the Arctic has to offer. But she struggles with old scars of childhood trauma and new wounds from climate crisis. As polar night descends, Svalbard is haunted by an ancient monster, rekindled by an impulsive murder, taking direct aim at Jennifer’s world. Or is she destroying things herself?
This book takes place in the arctic as you can see from the summary above. Now I know this is one place you may never go. In fact, I may never go there either. That is the beauty of being able to travel by the page. We can go places we otherwise would never get to see or experience. I already own Rose Rutkowski’s book, Svalbard Summer. Once I read that, I will move on to this book.
THE ENTIRE SERIES IN ONE VOLUME. It’s all here, from Mary to Mildred, and everything in between. Tim Russell bet his last dollar on a run-down farmhouse in New Hampshire–but had no idea when he did so that there were two hidden graves on his property. The house, he soon learns, is full of someone else’s family problems-and that family has been dead for over a century.
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It is fair to say that I am OBSESSED with this book series. Michael Clark blew it out of the water with his first book series ever. He did so well that I will never not read any future novels he puts out. I talk about The Patience Of A Dead Man series any chance I get because I believe it deserves all the praise. If you read any book(s) from this list, let it be this series. I couldn’t recommend it more!
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Today I gave you 5 fiction books about travel that are daring and take place all over the world. These books will help you curb your thirst for travel. They will let you see places you’ve never been, and there is so much adventure that they are perfect for when you are feeling bored. Let me know in the comments which book you are going to read.
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Hi! At the Purple Shelf Club, I provide a community where self-publishing fiction authors and bibliophiles can combine their love of literature and travel. I am a book blogger primarily. The aim of this blog is to help readers and writers alike. I also write the occasional travel related post. I am a nerd like you, with a passion for neuroscience and learning. Hence, my love for books and the authors who write those books!