This week’s theme for Bookish Scene: Project 52 is „Wanderlust“ and only thinking about it already makes me want to pack my things and jump on a plane to visit another country. I’m not really into spending my vacation on a beach and doing nothing but lying around (even though the idea of spending the whole day on the beach reading is a bit tempting but when I travel to other countries then I rather want to explore them and see as much as possible while I’m there.

So for this week’s picture I went back in my mind to last year’s trip to Iceland where I spent two weeks and traveled around the whole country together with my sister with just a tent and my backpack which was pretty exciting. Of course I didn’t take any physical books with me because every gram counts when you have to carry around all your luggage all the time so my Kindle is always a valuable companion when it comes to traveling – especially since the Paperwhite makes it possible to read in the tent when it’s already dark without needing any additional light. During my Iceland trip I read Scott Lynch’s „The Lies of Locke Lamora“ which was quite a good choice because a) it has a lot of pages so that it kept me busy for several days and b) because it was such an amazing book and I didn’t really expect to like it that much since I’m usually not that much into fantasy.

Of course visiting Iceland made me want to read some books set in Iceland afterwards and even though it’s such a small nation with a population of only 330.000 people there are actually quite a few popular Icelandic authors especially in the crime genre. I still need to try Arnaldur Indriðason and Ragnar Jónasson but I’ve already read several books by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir who is quite popular in Germany and who wrote my favorite horror novel of all time, „I Remember You“, which is just SUPER creepy. The four books you can see on the picture next to my backpack are all from Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and I plan to read even more of her books in the near future.

BookishScene: Project 52 is a bookish Instagram challenge hosted by Joséphine (@wordrevel) and Georgie (@whatgeorgiedid), Further information can be found on both their blogs where you can also see a preview of the upcoming themes.

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