Abrupt cancellations and major changes to travel plans have definitely been a bummer in recent months. But, as we all find the silver linings in time spent at home, lots of us are prepared to embark on our very own “staycation.” For you, that may mean laying out by your pool or finally jumping into those bucket list projects. But, if you’re still itching to travel, we may be able to help! Take a look at these fiction reads set all around the globe that will let you visit somewhere new, and also bring you incredibly heartwarming stories along the way.
Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
This lighthearted read tells the story of Grace Kelly’s romance and marriage to Prince Rainier from a unique perspective with a fictional twist.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Set in Paris during World War II, this award-winning story tells of the fateful meeting of a blind French girl and a young German boy.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
This is one of my favorites. A beautiful classic you should definitely pick up!
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
If you loved this movie, I guarantee you’ll love the novel too. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, take a look!
Once you finish this one, pick up the sequel too.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
New Yorker Rachel Chu thinks she’s going to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s normal, low-profile family. Needless to say, there’s a lot more relatives, private planes, and money than she ever expected.
There are two more installments in this series waiting for you after this one!
Destination: London, England
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
A feel-good, humorous read that we can all relate to!