Many patrons also come into the library in the summer looking for a book to match their particular summer vacation destination. So to further help you to help your readers (or maybe yourself) here are a some other options and search strategies I have come across which list good travel leisure reads, both general and specific:
- Nancy Pearl's Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers which came out last fall is a great resource here. Most public libraries own this book.
- The Fiction-L archived booklists are always a great option. They do have an index by setting. Click here to access that specific index.
- Stop You're Killing Me's Location Index has helped me to help more patrons than I could count.
- BiblioTravel is a great resource which I use often. It is run by librarians, and is both comprehensive and meticulously cataloged. There is not a place for which they do not have a book. I originally blogged about it last year here.
- Don't forget to use NoveList or your catalog to run a keyword search for any specific locations. Also, here is a link to run a search in Amazon's book store for "armchair travel."
- Search "armchair travel books" in Google. This is the term most libraries and bookstores use for the best travel leisure reads. Here are a few of the links I found this way: