read it: travel bug
the 10 best new books to inspire your summer vacation.
Wanderlust might not be a diagnosed medical condition, but for us? This is a real thing, you guys.
So for everyone who's been bitten by the travel bug and currently staring at three months stuck in the same boring place, change that! And the best way to do so is by getting a global perspective, one that comes from these 10 far-flung books. Hopscotching from a starcrossed love story in Paris all the way to an action-filled satire in South Africa, these new reads aren't only total page-turners--they're a whole different kind of international studies that'll never get old.
Click through our favorites in the gallery, no passport required. Although if they convince you to grab a bag and book the next flight overseas, well, we're not going to stop you. In fact, can we come?
PARIS, FRANCE: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
SEOUL, KOREA: I'll Be Right There by Kyung-sook Shin
TEHRAN, IRAN: City of Lies by Ramita Navai
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson and Rachel Willson-Broyles
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
CHILOE, CHILE: Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende
VIRGIN ISLANDS: Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel by Tiphanie Yanique
LONDON, ENGLAND: Sedition by Katharine Grant
ROME/VENICE/GREECE/SOUTHERN INDIA: The Other Language by Francesca Marciano
CALCUTTA, INDIA: The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee