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I think I’m one of the few people who truly loves Valentine’s Day – what’s not to like about a reason to celebrate in the middle of an otherwise boring (and often dreary) month? Plus, it’s another excuse to eat chocolate and wine. Sold.
I’m not too lovey-dovey though – no romance novels here. Instead, in this month’s “Book It” list we’re looking at intercultural relationships, travel and love with these three memoirs.
Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All
Not your typical memoir, Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All, written by Christina Thompson, is part history, part love story, part social commentary centering around Maori culture and falling in love with Maori man. The book is a little dense, stuffed with facts and examples about New Zealand’s history, but Thompson smoothly weaves the past together with her personal anecdotes and experiences. It was also interesting for me to read about another somewhat uncommon couple.
Lessons from the Monk I Married
Centering around finding your own path, Lessons from the Monk I Married, follows Katherine Jenkins’ journey about meeting her husband while traveling and teaching in Korea. The catch? At the time they met, and for many years after, he was a Buddhist monk.
Love with a Chance of Drowning
Written by Torre DeRoche (the delightful blogger behind FearfulAdventurer.com) Love with a Chance of Drowning is about what happens when a city girl with a morbid fear of deep water confronts her deepest fears after falling for an Argentinean man with a leaky sailboat and a big dream. Set against a backdrop of the world’s most beautiful and remote destinations, the cleverly written book is based on Torre’s own experiences sailing the ocean. And the book trailer is darling.
What are your favorite books having to do with travel and love? Let me know in the comments below – I’m about to get on a plane to Italy and need to fill up my Kindle!
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