Just One Day by Gayle Forman
I really thought when I heard about Just One Day that this would be the book that would push me over the edge and demand that N and I immediately visit Paris. And while I would still love to visit Paris (especially as I've never ever been!) I found that the book made me equally desperate to vist Amsterdam as well. In fact, I'd like to explore all over Europe after reading this book. Allyson really embraces a more spontaneous and adventurous attitude when it comes to travelling and I feel inspired by that!
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
It's been awhile since I read this book or the previous book, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, but I remember that feeling that I got while reading the book (and something vague about canals). It's much the same as when I read Just One Day, I wanted to explore and have an adventure and see new things, meet new people. Let loose a bit and just see what happens. And perhaps I'll fall in love or solve some mystery or track down some expensive artwork. Or something more ordinary but no less amazing...
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Oh, this book. I really love it. I wanted to reread TFiOS after attending the John Green event in February for the publication of the paperback of The Fault in Our Stars but I don't feel brave enough to risk my heart in that way again. What I might do though, is pull out my copy of this book and re-read the passages that have to do with Amsterdam. Hazel and Augustus visit Amsterdam on their mission to track down their favourite author and see what happens at the end of a favourite book. I remember reading what it said about Amsterdam and having this sense that I could close my eyes and picture the city there in front of me.
Have you ever read a book that inspired you to want to visit another place? A book that made you want to visit Amsterdam?
When I originally saw the title of this post I thought of The Fault in Our Stars so I'm glad to see it featured on your list. I read 13 Little Blue Envelopes a few years ago now and will have to give it a re-read soon because I can't remember anything that happened. Just One Day is also on my wishlist so I'll have to get it soon. I love these posts and this one was a really good idea. Thanks for sharing, Clover! :)ReplyDelete
Ooh, definitely get to Just One Day sooner rather than later. I do so love Gayle Forman!Delete
Just One Day and TFiOS made me want to go to Amsertdam as well. It just sounds so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Yeah. I was there when this post was published actually :) Had a great time!Delete
These books did it for me too! Also, The Diary of Anne Frank! :)ReplyDelete
Oh! I completely MEANT to include Anne Frank's diary when I wrote this list..Delete
As soon as I saw this post title, I immediately thought of The Fault in Our Stars. I have been to Amsterdam but I haven't been in a while so I really want to go again. Just One Day and 13 Little Blue Envelopes look fantastic. Have you read The Diary of Anne Frank?ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting!
I HAVB read Diary of Anne Frank, I was obsessed with it when I was about your age, actually :) Love.Delete
Anna and the French Kiss and Just One Day make me want to go to Paris a lot!ReplyDelete
Oh, you and me both! And Nobody's Girl by Sarra Manning.Delete
I really should read Just One Day, it sounds great (and I really enjoyed Forman's previous two books). I love Amsterdam, so it doesn't take much to make me want to visit again and again!ReplyDelete