Five Books about Mystical Travel

Five Books about Mystical Travel

I’m excited as today see the first of my Five Books Series. I have asked fellow bloggers to share their top five books on a theme of their choice. The first post this week is from Naomi over at Tattooed Mummy. Naomi’s theme is ‘Mystical Travel’ and some of these sound fab.

So, I’ll hand over to Naomi to share her five books (affiliate links contained):


five books seriesI love reading and I don’t do enough. My favourite book of all time is Life Of Pi by Yann Martel, it’s a book so deep that you can read it over and over again, I was amazed to find some people hated it! I love the movie too, for it’s gorgeous photography and CGI but the book is better. The tale of an unbelievable journey through incredible dangers, and then the amazing discover at the end which changes every thing you have read an imagined up until that point. I can’t read it enough, I even have it on audio book for the car.

Another book I love on the theme of travel and magic is Down Station by Simon Morden. A brilliantly written fantasy about a mixed bunch of travellers stumbling into another world. The way you discover things about they do as they do and the fact that the travellers are so diverse (not your usual 5 white teenagers) make this a fabulous book. I’m thrilled that The White City, the second in this series has just been published.

Five books about Mystical Travel - some great suggestions here

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a story of a mysterious circus that appears and leaves as if by magic.  As someone that loves festivals I was really taken with the images. The writing itself is gorgeous, creamy and rich. I normally hate books that focus on description too much but I could honestly have read this forever. I reread several paragraphs just because they were so perfect, so beautiful.

Next on my list, The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, in which magical creatures are far from home and are forced together by circumstance. A book that looks at relationships, and lies. Really enthralling.

Last on the list is The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault, a postman who travels Paris each day is drawn to the life of a man he sees killed and soon their lives begin to merge in terrifying ways.


Thank you Naomi for these fab book suggestions all about mystical travel – The Night Circus sounds fab and one I will be hoping to read soon. Don’t forget to head over to check out her blog over at Tattooed Mummy. If you’d like to feature your five books then do get in touch –



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  1. 14th November 2016 / 11:06

    I’m sorry but I’m one of the people who really struggled with Life of Pi so I was never tempted to watch the movie. I’ve not heard of any of the others.


  2. 14th November 2016 / 14:18

    I loved the Night Circus! Will look out for the others if they are similar! Thanks for sharing #readwithme

  3. 14th November 2016 / 17:21

    I like the sound of this selection -I’ve only read The Life of Pi, but loved that.

  4. 15th November 2016 / 08:35

    I love reading, but as you say I don’t do it nearly enough. Some of these sound great to get me back into it!


  5. 18th November 2016 / 19:58

    I really enjoyed Life of Pi, haven’t seen the film although I’ve heard it’s visually very impressive. Thanks for these other recommendations #readwithme

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