TCL’s Wanderlust Book Tag.

Wanderlust Book Tag Cropped road sign

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).

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag and link back to original post:
  • 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!

The Settings:

Operator1. 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.


beautiful strangers2. 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.


wide starry sky3. 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”.


anil-s-ghost-14. 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.


85869-winter2bsisters5. Frozen wastes: a book with a frost-bitten atmosphere

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira – which takes place during a very bad blizzard.


95025-a2bplace2bcalled2bwinter2bpatrick2bgale6. 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.


279997. 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.”


848e4-henna-house-9781476740270_lg8. 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.


9d32b-light2bshining2bin2bthe2bforest9. 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.


7f1cc-puttermesser2bpapers10. 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.


That was fun! I invite you to join in, and consider yourself tagged! Come on, you know you want to!

6 thoughts on “TCL’s Wanderlust Book Tag.

  1. What a fun book tag and I will give it a go! I love to travel too and I’m so sad we won’t get to travel this year.

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