Wanderlust Book Tag!

Book Tag

In the famous words of Zezee @Zezeewithbooks (who tagged me in this, thanks pal):

When in doubt, do a book tag.
When unprepared, do a book tag. 😀

So here we areeeee. The tag was created by Alexandra @Reading by Starlight.

Secrets and lies: a book set in a sleepy small town

Hotel Africa, Volume 1

Hotel Africa by Hee Jung Park – this was an unexpectedly delightful read. It’s set at a hotel out in the middle of the desert in Utah, and follows a young man named Elvis both as a child at the hotel with his mom, and as an adult, trying to navigate life like the rest of us. This is a really, really great character study and I adored it.

Salt and sand: a book with a beach-side community

The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, #1)

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson – Baru’s country, at least where she’s placed in it at the beginning of the book, is along the coast I’m pretty sure.

Here there be dragons: a book with a voyage on the high seas

Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik – This is the second book in the Temeraire series and they spend half this book if not more on a boat bound for China!

Tread lightly: a book set down a murky river or a jungle

Dragon Haven (The Rain Wild Chronicles, #2)

I have to go with Zezee’s answer and say Robin Hobb’s Rain Wild Chronicles. When ‘murky river’ is mentioned, the Rain Wild River was definitely the first one to pop into my head.

Frozen wastes: a book with a frost-bitten atmosphere


Blankets by Craig Thompson – Unfortunately I didn’t much care for this book, but hey, it fits the prompt.

The boonies: a book with ruff or isolated terrain

Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #1)

Hyperion by Dan Simmons – A modern day Canterbury Tales, this book has so many wacko terrains and planets and everything, including the Time Tombs where, well, you should read it. This is definitely a good book.

Hinterlands and cowboys: a book with a western-esque setting

Priest, Volume 1. Prelude for the Deceased

Priest by Min-Woo Hyung – Gothic vampire western. It’s seriously a good series, I really like it.

Look lively: a book set across sweeping desert sands

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson – I gotta tell ya, desert settings are typically not my thing. This book is the exception to the rule, and was pretty great.

Wild and untamed: a book set in the heart of the woods

Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – Can’t get more foresty than it being in the title, now can you.

Wildest dreams: a whimsical book shrouded in magic

The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún, Volume 1

The Girl From the Other Side by Nagabe – This book is so neato, and I should really read volume three. It’s been on my shelf for like months now.

That’s it! If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!

3 thoughts on “Wanderlust Book Tag!

    1. It’s pretty good! I’ve only read the first three volumes so far, but I’m rather invested. It’s definitely a dark one, though, be warned, hehe


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