Books to Travel With

Monday, December 1, 2014

You've probably noticed that I've changed my blog name to In Search Of. I've been thinking of changing my blog name to something more personal for quite a while now and finally had the time to sit down and change everything! 

In Search Of comes from childhood excursions with my Dad, which we termed 'in search ofs.' Whenever I'm back in Connecticut, my Dad and I still take the time to head out on a Saturday morning on an 'in search of.' This simple weekend activity taught me to explore both near and far, and I hope that I can encourage you to do the same!

Without further ado, here are some of the books that have been allowing me to travel all over the globe!


photograph of 6 of my current favorite books


The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez. A heartwarming yet chilling story about cross-cultural friendships. Certain parts of this book were so touching that even I'll admit that I got a bit teary-eyed.

An image of the cover of the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul


The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill is a mystery novel about a doctor turned coroner in communist Laos. I love mysteries and as this novel was set in Vientiane in 1975 it felt like I could walk the streets of the past Vientiane and feel the changes in the time between the book setting and when I visited many years later.

An image of The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill


The Peter Grant Series by Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London, Moon over Soho, Whispers Underground, and ect.) is a series of mystery fantasies about Peter Grant, a 'special' type of cop in London. Books in this series are a quick read and make you feel as though you are walking the streets in London.

a photograph of three of the Peter Grant books by Ben Aaronovitch


Life is Swede by Claire Duffy is a mystery/suspense novel written like you were reading a personal blog. I felt for the main character as she transitions to life in a new country, with new expectations, friends, and stresses. As an expat myself it was interesting to read her thoughts on the process of settling in. As the book progresses a murder occurs and you must read on to find out the twisted truth.


The Girl in Fairyland Series by Catherynne M. Valente (The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making, The girl who fell beneath Fairyland and led the revels there, The girl who soared over Fairyland and cut the moon in two) is intended for older children, yet equally entertaining for adults. For those who want to travel to a completely different land, read this fabulous series of a young girl entering the parallel land of Fairyland.

an image of the cover of the girl who soared over fairyland and cut the moon in two


If you want to check out what I'm currently reading or books that I've read in the past check out my Goodreads.

What books are you reading right now? What books should I add to my reading list?


10 comments:

  1. I love the Fairyland series. Seriously love it. x

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    1. They are so good! I love them. Do you have any other books to recommend?

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  2. The Husbands Secret, Little Big Lies, are two I just read that were great. www.eatallovertheworld.weebly.com

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    1. Oh, thanks for sharing! I'll totally check them out!

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  3. I may have to check out The Peter Grant series....sounds like JK Rowlings new series...have you read those? They are great. I just finished Life after Life and the The Memory Keepers daughter. Both were great! Are we goodreads friends? I am checking now :) And love your new name and the meaning behind it!!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! The Peter Grant series is great you should check it out! I'm currently reading The Cuckoo's Calling by JK Rowling, but haven't heard of those other books yet. I will be sure to read them.

      I just started my goodreads account so I will look you up!

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  4. Congratulations on the name change of your blog! I love the meaning behind it and I really think it accurately reflects the spirit of your blog!

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  5. People keep recommending the Ben Aaronovitch books to me, I must get them! :)

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    1. They are so good! I'm going to look for the next one in the series while I'm traveling later this month.

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