Unlike the blogger who wrote the post where I found this book tag, I love to travel. Unfortunately, life and finances has kept me from doing as much of it as I would have liked (and right now… I think the pandemic will keep me home for a while). However, despite all this, I can still travel through books! I’m hoping that my wanderlust will be sated somewhat after I retire, but even if it doesn’t, I’ll still be able to take a “stay-cation” through a good novel (and often to not only foreign lands, but to long past eras).
- Mention the creator of the tag and link back to original post:
- Hey there, Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight – thanks for this!
- Thank the blogger who tagged you:
- Okay, I wasn’t tagged. I found this on @HCNewton’s blog Irresponsible Reader, so thank you for your post.
- Answer the 10 questions below using any genre:
- See below.
- Tag 5+ friends:
- Consider yourself tagged, if you think this is fun. If not, then assume I didn’t tag you!
1. Secrets and lies: a book set in a sleepy small town
The Operator by Gretchen Berg – can’t get more sleepy than the small town in this novel, and it certainly is one that has lots of secrets and lies.
2. Salt and sand: a book with a beach-side community
The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Mayo – while the community here is at a beach-side hotel and the actors on the set of “Some Like it Hot” in San Diego, but I think that works.
3. Here there be dragons: a book with a voyage on the high seas
Under the Wild and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan – there are many scenes in this novel that take place on the “high seas”.
4. Tread lightly: a book set down a murky river or a jungle
Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje – this book takes place in Sri Lanka which does have a jungle.
5. Frozen wastes: a book with a frost-bitten atmosphere
Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira – which takes place during a very bad blizzard.
6. The boonies: a book with rough or isolated terrain
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale – which takes place mostly in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, where the protagonist attempts to stake his own farm.
7. Hinterlands and cowboys: a book with a western-esque setting
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Prolux – while this is a collection of short stories, they’re all in Wyoming so, that’s pretty western-esque, including the one that was the basis of the film “Brokeback Mountain.”
8. Look lively: a book set across sweeping desert sands
Henna House by Nomi Eve – much of this book takes place in rural Yemin, which has some desert areas.
9. Wild and untamed: a book set in the heart of the woods
Light Shining in the Forest by Paul Torday – as the title suggests, this fits the bill perfectly, because the antagonist hides in the middle of a forest.
10. Wildest dreams: a whimsical book shrouded in magic
The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick – this book is not all that whimsical (more wry or dark humor), but the magic is there with the protagonist making her own Golem, which is a Jewish, mythical monster made out of clay.