The Wanderlust Book Tag

I’m super busy with school this week, so I thought it would be nice and easy to do a quick book tag, especially since I’ve been wanting to do this tag for quite some time. In fact, this has been on my list of tags to do for over a year! I saw it on Thoughts on Papyrus way back in February of 2020 and only now I’m getting to it…yeah, that’s bad.

Anyway, this tag was created by Alexandra by Reading by Starlight. I’m not tagged and I’m not tagging anyone, but feel free to do this tag. I’d love to read your answers! I love traveling, and since I can’t afford it much in the real world, I love the idea of traveling to other places in books. So let’s get into it!

Secrets and Lies: A book set in a sleepy small town

Knit One, Kill Two (A Knitting Mystery, #1)

When it comes to books set in sleepy small towns, cozy mysteries are queens of small towns. This book is just one example of many of cozy mysteries set in small towns. While I didn’t like the protagonist in this series too much, I enjoy the small town setting.

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

The Shivering Sands

The first book that came to mind is this book, a gothic romance published in ’69. It follows a young woman who comes to an estate on the sea coast to find out what happened to her sister. Half mystery, half romance, the eerie setting is just perfect!

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

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6)

Don’t know if this counts as a voyage on the high seas, but it’s definitely a voyage beneath the seas. This book documents three men’s journey being picked up by the brilliant but dangerous Captain Nemo on his underwater submarine the Nautilus. I have loved this book since I read it in high school!

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

The Willows

The Willows is a novella which follows two men who are traveling down the Danube River and get caught in strange willows. Not exactly a jungle setting, but there is a murky river, and it feels like a wilderness jungle. It’s such a creepy tale!

Frozen wastes: a book with a frost bitten atmosphere

East (East, #1)

In this fairytale retelling, Rose is taken by a massive bear to a strange castle in the frozen wilderness, where she finds a mysterious stranger visiting her every night. The frozen wilderness of the land is one of the best parts of the book.

The boonies: a book with ruff or isolated terrain

Lord of the Flies

This book follows a group of boys who crash on a desert island and must survive the brutal environment and the even more brutal evil within human souls. While I had mixed feelings about this book, I loved the mysterious danger of the island and the danger the boys brought to the island.

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

Sackett's Land (The Sacketts, #1)

When it comes to western books, L’amour is the first author I think of. This book follows Barnabas Sackett as he travels to America in the 1600s and must survive many dangers in the early colonies.

 Look lively: a book set across sweeping desert sands

Who Fears Death (Who Fears Death, #1)

I read this book years ago for school and while I had mixed feelings about the story and characters, the setting was exceptional! Set in a post-nuclear apocalypse Africa, the world is dangerous and unforgiving.

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

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

I’m not sure if this counts, but the book does start in the woods and when Katniss is inside the Hunger Games, they are inside a massive forest. Even if the forest isn’t real. It has this haunting feel to it.

Wildest dreams: a whimsical book shrouded in magic

The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)

This follows a group of children with unique abilities. It is such a whimsical, light book. I really should reread it again soon!

So there is the tag. Have you read any of these books? What would your answers be? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments, thank you for reading, follow my blog for more musings and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,


4 thoughts on “The Wanderlust Book Tag

  1. This tag looks like a lot of fun and I love your choices.
    And ‘East’? I have to read that! I can’t believe all the retellings coming out of the woodwork.
    Thanks so much for sharing this!

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