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Mesmerizing Books to Whisk You Away if Vacation Isnt in Your Budget ...

By Neecey

Books are a great way to escape into different worlds. It’s so easy to become completely absorbed in a story set in a faraway place – somewhere you hope to visit or think in your wildest dreams you’ll never reach. If you’re not going on vacation this year, immerse yourself in these books set in exotic locations.

Table of contents:

  1. Homegoing by yaa gyasi
  2. The lost sisterhood by anne fortier
  3. Beautiful ruins by jess walter
  4. The loose ends lists by carrie firestone
  5. The high mountains of portugal by yan martel
  6. Stork mountain by miroslav penkov
  7. The happy marriage by tahar ben jelloun and andre naffis-sahely
  8. Barkskins by annie proulx
  9. A room with a view by e.m. forster
  10. Wedding night by sophie kinsella
  11. The best exotic marigold hotel by deborah moggach
  12. The paradise guest house by ellen sussman
  13. For all time by jude deveraux
  14. The travel writer by jeff soloway
  15. A good year by peter mayle
  16. The love of my youth by mary gordon
  17. All summer long by dorothea benton frank

1 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

A sprawling novel about two sisters born in 18th century Ghana whose lives take two extremely different turns, one for the better and one for the worse.

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2 The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier

Travel in both time and space with this great novel, visiting ancient Greece, the Trojan war and North Africa on a modern woman’s quest for some treasure.

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3 Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

A glamorous novel that gives the reader an insight in to the Hollywood studio system, but set in the beautiful backdrop of 1960s Italy.

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4 The Loose Ends Lists by Carrie Firestone

A fun but also emotional story about a grandmother who is terminally ill and decides to live out her bucket list by going on a round the world cruise with her 17-year-old granddaughter.

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5 The High Mountains of Portugal by Yan Martel

A magical novel about a boy who finds an old journal that sends him on an artefact hunt that takes him across the entire country of Portugal.

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6 Stork Mountain by Miroslav Penkov

A touching book about an American born student who return to the country of his birth, Bulgaria, to try to track down his estranged grandfather.

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7 The Happy Marriage by Tahar Ben Jelloun and Andre Naffis-Sahely

A really interesting book set in Morocco that tells the story of a failing marriage but from two different perspectives, both the wife’s and the husband’s.

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8 Barkskins by Annie Proulx

A sweeping novel beginning with two brothers in 17th century that follows their loves and the lives of their descendants for the next 300 years up until present day.

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9 A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

A classic tale by E.M. Forster that tells a tale of inescapable young love set in the beautiful surroundings of Florence, Italy.

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10 Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

A typically funny novel by Sophie Kinsella about a woman who finds herself enjoying a very impromptu honeymoon on a luxurious Greek island.

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11 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

Recently made in to a hit film with some of Britain’s best loved older stars, this book is the original inspiration and tells the story of a group of retirees who decide to set up home in India.

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12 The Paradise Guest House by Ellen Sussman

An incredibly touching novel about two survivors of the Bali terrorist bombing who find love and spiritual peace on the island that believes so much in reincarnation.

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13 For All Time by Jude Deveraux

Part of the Nantucket Bridges trilogy, these series of books showcases all of the romance, royalty and charm of Nantucket.

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14 The Travel Writer by Jeff Soloway

This is the first in Jeff Soloway’s super popular mystery series, set South America in a resort in the jungles of the Andes.

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15 A Good Year by Peter Mayle

A touching novel about a cynical London businessman whose life perspective changes when he visits France after the death of an uncle.

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16 The Love of My Youth by Mary Gordon

A wonderful novel set in Rome about two high school sweethearts who happen to have an unexpected reunion in one Europe’s most iconic cities of love.

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17 All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank

A great summer read about a New York socialite who, along with her Southern husband, decides to make a life change and move to the much slower pace of South Carolina.

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