What book reminds you of home?

I think the book that reminds me of home is Paper Towns by John Green. Now you might say ,”why that book, the main character is trying to escape their home” and that is partially why I chose it…. read on my bookworms.

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Synopsis: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

The reason this book reminds me of home is because all my life I wanted to escape my hometown and just go travel the world and get away. But once I had explored and been out the world, I realized that home will always be home. No matter what happens or what you have done, you can always go home. This may just be how I feel because I have an amazing family that loves and supports me. But so did Quentin and he still went off in exploration to find this girl of his dreams. And when he realized that she may not be what he thought she was, he was able to return home and move on. The group of friends that go with him also remind me of my friends back home who are family to me.

This one is really cool and I would love to hear what book makes you guys think of home! Let me know if the comments below 🙂

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  1. Ooooh, get ready for a heavy one. I think.

    Reading the title of your post, I immediately had to think of a specific book that I got to read the eARC of. I ended up buying the book to give it to my mom.
    Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker. Narcissism all the way. And my dad’s like that. Haven’t spoken to or seen him for almost three years now and I don’t regret it at all. *harsh, I know, but.. ugh.*

    And this is where I end my comment before I splurge way too much heavy personal stuff on your blog, haha. :’D

    *Definitely not the happy comment you were expecting to get on this post, I guess*

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  2. An easy answer is the Cardinal series by Giles Blunt. Set in Alqonquin Bay, which is a thinly veiled North Bay (and Season 3 is now filming in North Bay).

    A semi-facetious answer is any book where humans are mostly wiped out and other species and ecosystems are reclaiming the planet again. Having most people gone feels like home. 🙂

    An incomplete answer is a book by Guy Gavriel Kay. The earth he built was something that felt like home, but do you think I can even remember the name of the book now? I’ll probably have to reread every one of his books to figure that out.

    And most recent book that had a place that felt like home was Robert Sawyer’s Hominid series. Set in Ontario scientists at the Sudbury neutrino lab accidentally have a Neanderthal impossibly pop into existence. Turns out he’s from a parallel earth where Neanderthals became the dominant hominid species and humans went extinct. The Neanderthal world is a world where nature, science and technology exist in relative harmony and where air pollution is nearly non-existent (they ditched the fossil fuel engine, houses are built into trees and hills rather than out of trees and sitting on hills, they’ve built an industry out of items other than metals so there are untapped reserves of gold, silver, iron, etc just sitting there).

    All that wealth is tempting–imagine you know the location of the biggest gold rush claim, which in the Neanderthal world is untouched–and the colonial conquer and take instincts of humans are back in play, except this time they’re facing a people who are just as advanced and are also facing a large group of humans who are fighting to prevent the greedy forces from taking over another world for profit. Along the way the author also delves into the nature of politics, religion, sexuality, the good and bad of both societies and why they exist, etc.

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  3. I’m in UK, and have moved around the small island quite a bit. Oddly, it’s Bill Bryson’s ‘Notes From a Small Island’ that gets my vote. A visitor who has really understood the basic characteristics of my fellow countrymen.

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