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If you enjoy reading about countries before you visit this round-up post of best books from around the world is for you. It includes country specific book lists for a number of countries (and country specific places and themes) including Australia, Canada, England, South Africa and Iceland. 

This list will continue to grow with the aim to help you travel around the world in 80 books (and more) as I add more articles across the website – if you don’t want to miss out please pin the image below to your pinterest travel boards! 

 

80 BOOKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO INSPIRE WANDERLUST - BEST TRAVEL BOOKS | BEST TRAVEL BOOKS featured by international travel blog, Tracy's Travels in Time

 

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AUSTRALIA

A selection of 18 books about (or set in) Australia

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AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS

A collection of books about Australian animals - if you want to know about some of the most unusual and quite frankly amazing animals in the world take a look at my recommended book list.

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BOOKS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS TO SHARE WITH CHILDREN

Inspire and educate the younger generation with my selection of books about Australian animals.

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CAMBODIA

A selection of books about Cambodia.

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CANADA

10 non-fiction books about Canada to read before you visit (or move there!)

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CROATIA

Find out about the history of Croatia as well as the best guidebooks to help plan your stay.

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DENMARK

A collection of great books about Denmark. This includes both fiction and non fiction selections!

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ENGLAND

9 Best Books about England to Read Before you Visit

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ENGLAND - GUIDE BOOKS

A selection of the best guide books for England - this includes for places, cities, gardens, shops and more!

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ENGLAND - THE LAKE DISTRICT

The best Lake District books to read before you visit (fiction and non-fiction)

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ENGLAND - NORTHUMBERLAND

9 books about Northumberland to read before you visit the beautiful English county.

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FRANCE

10 must-read books about France (or set in France)

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ICELAND

Read all about Iceland before your trip - find out the best places to visit (and also about the Icelandic people and their traditions)

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ITALY

Learn more about Italy in this selection of best books about the country.

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NORWAY

Top 9 best books about Norway (or set in Norway)

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SOUTH AFRICA

10 best South African books to read before you visit

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SWITZERLAND

Planning to visit Switzerland? Or even move there? This selection of books provides the perfect reading material for you to help plan your visit (or relocation)

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VIETNAM

A selection of the best fiction, non fiction and informative books about Vietnam.

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Author: Tracy

Over the last 50 years I have lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to many more. I enjoy exploring and learning about new places and meeting people on my travels. History, reading, photography, nature and wildlife are my interests and I am ALWAYS researching and planning my next trip (preferably by train)

With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, I share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help YOU travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

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13 thoughts on “Around the World in 80 books

    • Tracy Collins says:

      Thanks Jurga. There are some of my all time favourites on this list – books that you read and never forget. Let me know what you think of some of the books thats were new to you when you have read them – love to chat books!

  1. Anne says:

    A list I wholeheartedly agree with! I’ve read many of these and have others sitting on my shelf waiting their turn. You have included a few I haven’t come across before so I’ll have to make sure I look out for them. As for my own suggestions, here goes: ‘The Blood of Flowers’ by Anita Amirrezvani (it’s an historical novel about carpet makers in Iran); any of Barbara Nadel’s detective novels set in Istanbul; Ann Cleeves’s wonderful Shetland series of books; ‘Alone in Berlin’ by Hans Fallada (set in WWII) and ‘The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney’ by Henry Handel Richardson (an historical trilogy set in Melbourne and the goldmines of Ballarat in Australia).

    • Tracy Collins says:

      Fantastic Anne – love your suggestions will be off to have a look as I am always looking for my next new read. Glad that you agree with my list – some of them are such classics. Let me know what you think of some of the new suggestions as always interested in chatting about books 🙂 Thanks for your comment and for subscribing – really appreciate it.

  2. kathy cooney says:

    I’ve read some of these books and plan to get more but I have to say three books about the people from China that i just totally love so much I will read them again are Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy. and China Dolls by Lisa See

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