"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my
lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other
bloggers who share their lists here.
This week, our topic is Books with [___] On the Cover
I love geography and have always loved maps. And I was sure I'd find at least 10 books with maps on their cover. So, here is what I found.
Bonnett, Alastair "Off the Map" - 2014
Bryson, Bill "A Short History of Nearly Everything" - 2003
Garfield, Simon "On the Map. Why the World Looks the Way it Does" (aka On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks) - 2012
Kehlmann, Daniel "Measuring the World" (GE: Die Vermessung der Welt) - 2005
Kneale, Matthew "English Passengers" - 2000
Morgan, Ann "Reading the World. Confessions of a Literary Explorer" (aka The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe) - 2015
Roach, Mary "My Planet. Finding Humor in the Oddest Places" - 2013
Whitehead, Colson "Underground Railroad" - 2016
Winchester, Simon "The Map that Changed the World" - 2001
There we are, some maps of the earth, some street or town maps, a globe, anything a map lover likes. I'm looking forward to seeing what other bloggers chose.
📚 Happy Reading! 📚
Interesting! I LOVE maps and have spent many hours pouring over an atlas finding out about the world. I particularly like odd place names and finding out why places have the names they do. I have two of those highlighted - 'The Underground Railroad' and 'Off The Map'.ReplyDelete
I totally love maps, as well, CK, and I love reading about all sorts of countries.Delete
The two books you selected are both fantastic. Colson Whitehead received the first of two Pulitzer Prizes in a row for it and I think he totally deserved it.
"Off the Map" is a book that combines both the love of maps as well as the love of places. Brilliant.
Enjoy both books.
So true! And I like to study maps too in museums or books or wherever. The book Reading the World looks like a good one.ReplyDelete
They are all really interesting, Mia. I have several blogposts about reading books from all around the world. I always "travel" with my books. It's such an easy and cheap way to get to know this planet.Delete
Rivers of London sounds really good!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lydia. It's a combination of fantasy and crime novels. Not my usual genre, I was attracted to it through the cover. But it is an interesting series.Delete
Great choice, Marianne! I love a good map, too. The Rivers of London books are so popular and my curiosity is piqued every time I see it somewhere (which is a lot cos it's often)! Whitehead's and Bryson's books are on my TBR and I'm looking forward to reading both at some point :)ReplyDelete
Good choices, Dini. I absolutely agree with you there. And I'm not surprised so many book lovers also like maps.Delete
What a great theme! I love maps as well. They evoke feelings of adventure, so they're perfect for book covers. You just know SOMEthing interesting is going to happen inside a book with a map on its cover.ReplyDelete
Good point, Susan. Yes, something interesting usually happens in books with maps. But I also love maps just as they are, without a link to a book. They just draw you to these magical faraway places.Delete
I adore Bill Bryson! I love that you did maps on the covers and not just maps within the books because this probably has more range. Books with maps inside them are usually fantasy themed so this gets a lot more options.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jennifer. You are right, maps in them doesn't happen that often in non-fantasy books even though I love it when it does. So much easier to follow where the story happens.Delete
And Bill Bryson is one of my favourite authors. Such a shame he has decided to stop writing.
I love that you chose maps! I would have never thought to do that. I don't know that I can think of any books I read with them on the cover off the top of my head.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you would find a book with a map on the cover, Deanna. I just love them so much and therefore always notice.Delete
Such a great choice! I imagine it will be a very unique topic for this week and one people steal for a future topic, LOL!ReplyDelete
That would be great, Cindy. It's always nice when people "steal" your topic because it means they like it as much as I do. So far, I haven't seen any other posts with maps, I'll have another look later.Delete
I also loved your topic with the couples, also a great idea. I might steal that myself one day. LOL
Great choice of a theme.I do find myself picking out books with a map on the cover.ReplyDelete
I am the same there, Anita. I am always drawn toward those books and I'm glad you think the same.Delete
I love maps, though I can't think of any books with maps on the cover - though a lot of fantasy books I read have (fictional) maps on the inside :)ReplyDelete
True, Lindsey. I guess they have to give you maps of fictional countries as you wouldn't have one about that "part of the world" in your house. LOL. I wish they would do that more often with books about the real world, it's handy to have the map close by.Delete
OMG, what a great idea!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Emma. I'm amazed how many people like it. Though, I can imagine that most book lovers would also like maps.Delete
Oh, maps on the cover! How cool. I wish I'd thought of that. :DReplyDelete
You can always keep that idea for another time, Lark.Delete
Now that is a very neat book cover theme. Come to think of it, I really like maps on books, probably pick them up first in the non-fiction/ history stands.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoy it, Lex. And I think we all like books AND maps. They just go so well together.Delete
Ooh interesting choice of topic!ReplyDelete
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/04/26/top-ten-tuesday-365/
Thank you, Jo. A lot of people seem to like it.ReplyDelete