Books with Geographical Terms in the Title | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is books with geographical terms in the title. So this was described as words like; mountain, island, latitude/longitude, ash, bay, beach, border, canyon, cape, city, cliff, coast, country, desert, epicenter, hamlet, highway, jungle, ocean, park, sea, shore, tide, valley, etc. This was surprisingly hard but I found ten from my TBR, and let’s get into it.

The Detective’s Guide To Ocean Travel by Nicki Greenberg

This was the only title that came to me when I sat down to write this post. This has been sitting on my TBR for over a year now, but it’s one that I’m still excited to read. It’s an Aussie middle-grade that follows a young girl on an ocean liner who decides to investigate some mysterious happenings on board. Doesn’t that just sound adorable? The geographical word here is ocean.

Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego

Sticking with Australia, this is a non-fiction essay collection written by a First Nations author. It looks at the ongoing issues, daily racism and discrimination that First Nations people still face here today. I’ve heard that this is an incredible read, so I’m interested in getting to it when I can. The geographical word here is colony.

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town by Mary Beard

Of course, I had to sneak on some more non-fiction. Mary Beard is one of my favourite non-fiction writers, and this is one that I picked up last year after reading SPQR for the first time. I was really intrigued by Pompeii as a child, which looking back now, might be kind of creepy but it’s the truth. The geographical word here is town.

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

I’ve been talking about this one a bit lately because I kind of just remembered that I own it. It gets like that sometimes, right? I just put this on my list of books I need to read by the end of the year, so hopefully, I’ll get around to it soon. The geographical word here is sea.

Spectred Isle by K.J Charles

I honestly don’t even remember what this one is about anymore, other than it’s a historical m/m. I really enjoyed K.J Charles’ Will Darling Adventures series so I have high hopes for this one too. The geographical word here is isle.

Highland Destiny by Hannah Howell

It’s not a list on my log unless there’s some romance included, so for this one I went with this one by Hannah Howell. I’ve never read anything from her before, but I got this book secondhand for a dollar or two, so why not give it a shot? The geographical word here is highland.

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Juliet Marillier is one of my favourite fantasy authors. She writes these fantastic, almost cosy, often Celtic-inspired fantasies, and I really enjoy them. This one is the first in a series and one of her more popular ones, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. The geographical word here is forest.

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

I’ve never been much of a mystery reader beyond Agatha Christie, but in the last few years, I decided I really wanted to try some others. I’ve heard some good things about this series, and it sounds like it’ll be fun. The geographical word here is sandbank.

Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas by Anna Rainbow

Next up, we head back to middle grade. I believe this is about a young girl whose brother is kidnapped by pirates, so she goes on an adventure to save him. Apparently, middle grade that takes place at sea is just my thing. The geographical word here is, of course, seas.

The Curse of the Black Isle by Keira Montclair

And, of course, we have to round up with another romance. This is a historical romance set in Scotland—I believe it’s medieval, and it’s about a Highland clan who is been ravaged by a fatal illness. Our heroine is a healer brought in to save a young girl’s life, and things will go from there. The geographical word here is isle.

That’s it for today. Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR?

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