Books To Read While Dreaming Of Travelling To Japan {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s post is all about books that awaken the travel bug in me. Now, I did a post on travel locations books helped put on my travel bucketlist already earlier this year, so this time I wanted to get more specific and talk about books set in my current number one dream travel destination: Japan.

While I’m hoping of travelling to Japan myself some day, in the meantime I have these books to keep me dreaming!

Red Winter by Annette Marie

red-winter-by-annette-marie

This is one of my all-time favorite series and it is based on Japanese mythology which is amazing. Be prepared to fall in love with a kitsune.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

flame-in-the-mist-by-renee-ahdieh

While pitched as “Mulan retelling (set in Japan instead of China) meets 47 Ronin”  this gorgeous fantasy is so, so much more than that.

A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

Japanese mythology AND a reversal of the classic ‘normal kid discovers they are special’ trope.

Ink by Amanda Sun

Ink by Amanda Sun

Isn’t the cover already gorgeous?

The Night Itself by Zoë Marriott

The Night Itself by Zoë Marriott

More kitsunes!

Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott

Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott

A Cinderella retelling set in a Japan-inspired fantasy world.

Warcross by Marie Lu

Warcross by Marie Lu

Some Japan for the science-fiction lovers…

The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

Some Japan for the horror lovers..

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

And some Japan for the contemporary romance lovers!

Tell Me:
What country is number one on your travel bucketlist?
Have you read any of these and if yes, what did you think?

28 thoughts on “Books To Read While Dreaming Of Travelling To Japan {Top Ten Tuesday}

  1. Angela says:

    I haven’t come across a lot of books set in Japan, so it’s cool that you came up with such an extensive list! My boss has been talking about going to Japan for years – it seems like it would be a good mix of history and modernity.

  2. Jo says:

    I haven’t read any of these, but the idea of going to Japan is very appealing to me! I ticked off my previous number one travel bucket list item when I went to Greece last year, but there are still so many places I want to go, I want to have been to at least one country on every continent and so far I’ve only done North America and Europe. I’m planning to go to South America after I graduate from Uni, which I’m super excited for!
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Visiting at least one country on each continent sounds like a great plan! Hope you’ll get to tick all continents off your travel bucket list. And yay for South America, I hope to go there too some day 🙂

  3. Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Yaaaas! What an awesome twist on the topic. I was glad to see Red Winter topped the list. Another series I want to reread one day when I can find the space in my reading schedule!

    A Mortal Song and The Night Itself look amazing too.

    I’m looking forward to reading Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa soon – it sounds like it has some great Japanese goodness included so I’ll let you know how that goes. I’m a bit worried as I always love the sound of Kagawa’s books and I love her writing…. But the characters or the execution somehow lets me down….
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