Do you love travel and literature? Are you looking for a book that combines both? If so, Novel Destinations, published by National Geographic, would be a fun addition to your list of books to read. Please keep reading below for a book review for Novel Destinations as well as the chance to win a copy of your own!
A Book Review for Novel Destinations
The cover describes Novel Destinations as a travel guide to literary landmarks and I agree that it’s an accurate description. I’m always looking for unique travel itineraries, and I’m also a fan of literature. Novel Destinations does a great job of documenting literary landmarks that are worth a visit. For example, one of my favorite series growing up was Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I had always wanted to visit Prince Edward Island because that is where the series takes place. An opportunity arose to visit Prince Edward Island a couple of years ago when my family and I went on a Canada and New England cruise and it was a dream come true. I would have enjoyed reading Novel Destinations at that time, especially since it has a section devoted to Anne of Green Gables and significant places to visit for fans.
There is also a section devoted to Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women. I appreciate that the book provides more background on Louisa May Alcott’s life. It also covers things that shouldn’t be missed, such as a half-moon-shaped desk that her father built for her.
Novel Destinations is very diverse in its subject matter, depending on your interest. It not only lists literary walks and tours but also hotels where famous literary authors stayed (and you can, too!). There’s something for everyone, including various thrills for mystery readers. I definitely plan on using Novel Destinations as a travel guide the next time I’m looking for inspiration.
About Novel Destinations
Hardcover: 392 pages
Publisher: National Geographic; 2 edition (May 2, 2017)
Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic’s Novel Destinations guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. Check into Hemingway’s favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or stroll about Bath’s Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy. The fully revised second edition includes all of the previous sites with updated locations plus color images and an expanded section on all things Bronte. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of authors and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka’s Prague, James Joyce’s Dublin, Louisa May Alcott’s New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate bibliophile’s delight.
About Shannon McKenna Schmidt
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*I was provided with a copy of Novel Destinations in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.