When I am on the road, I like nothing more than to be armed with novels set in the places I am going, so that I can have a much deeper relationship with the place itself. Reading fiction brings a place and its history alive in a way that no guide book can.
Not being able to find a site which explored the connection between novels and their settings, I decided I should set one up myself. This is the result. It’s early days and I have many more countries to add, but this is a lifelong journey, so I’m in no rush.
Exploring the world through fiction is a joy. I love feeling that I know a city or region just that little bit better through the characters in the novels and the secrets they tell me.
I hope you will join me.
And of course, if you have no travel plans on the agenda, reading a book set in a wonderful place can certainly help you feel as if you have visited the place itself. Just try reading a book set on an exotic Greek island and see what I mean!
Packabook categorizes fiction into the countries in which the books are set, and then explores how well each novel relates to its location. I have also added some memoires, travelogues, biographies and histories for those who prefer non-fiction and there is even a range of guide books to help you on your way.
There are so many wonderful novels set around the world, it is a constant journey of discovery. Allow me to be your tour guide and let’s explore the rich history and culture of this magnificent planet together.
I am looking forward to seeing you on the road!