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?
13 thoughts on “Books with Geographical Terms in the Title | Top Ten Tuesday”
The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel sounds so good. How have I never heard of it before? Thanks for putting it on my radar!
i agree with Christopher. Have you read The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel? I had a very difficult time with this task this week. Apparently I don’t read many books with geographical terms. My list this week
Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas looks really cute!
A good selection there. I thought that I would struggle this week, but apparently I read more books with geographical titles than I thought!
Have a great week!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
Great list and pick for this week’s prompt. Skin of the Sea also made it to my list this week.
Here is my TTT: https://herseriallife.com/top-10-books-with-geographical-terms-in-title/
Have a great week 😀
I have Skin of the Sea on my TBR. I hope to get to it soon.
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
Great variety. Definitely have some terms I haven’t seen on anyone else’s list so far today!
Great post. Here is my post-https://paigesofnovels.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-geographical-locations-or-locations-in-the-title/.
I really should read Skin of the Sea sometime.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-geographical-terms-in-the-title/
Pompeii sure looks interesting.
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!
I’ve not read any of these, but that book of essays by Chelsea Watego sounds really interesting.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/top-ten-tuesday-385/
The Amelia Peabody series is a lot of fun! I read a bunch of them years ago and have been re-listening to the series on audio. Very entertaining.
Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!
I might have to try that Pompeii book! Thanks for sharing.