This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
Books Set In a Place I’d Love to Visit
Iceland: Miss Iceland by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, translated by Brian FitzGibbon
I was looking for Icelandic fiction that wasn’t crime-related. This one is set in the 1960s and focuses on a female writer.
Türkiye (formerly known as Turkey): 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World – Elif Shafak
Türkiye’s most famous writer is probably Orhan Pamuk. I loved his portrait of Istanbul in Istanbul: Memories and the City, but haven’t been too successful with his fiction.
Kyoto, Japan: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
I’ve been to Tokyo and Yokohama, but would love to one day see the rest of Japan! Apparently there’s even a Tale of Genji museum in Uji City, Kyoto.
Antarctica: The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge
I’ve read quite a few books set in Antarctica actually, as it’s a place that intrigues me. I’d recommend South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby, The Abominable by Dan Simmons, Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler. But The Birthday Boys is on my TBR list.
Egypt: Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi
Ah, Egypt. I would one day love to go see the pyramids and temples for myself!