read it: travel bug

the 10 best new books to inspire your summer vacation.

by liza darwin, research by sophia jennings

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