Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Top Ten Tuesday: Greece or bust!!




Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme is Characters I’d Like to go on Vacation With (Pretend you’re going on vacation and can bring 10 of your closest friends with you. Pick your vacation spot and tell us who you’d like to bring! Bonus point if you tell us why. Or maybe you like the idea of traveling in small groups, so plan 10 trips or 5 trips!).

As is my tendency, I am twisting the topic a little bit. I actually started this post for last week's freebie topic but ran out of time to finish the post and then I looked at this week's topic and went....that works!

I do read a lot of books set in France, and quite a lot set in Italy as well, but just recently I have read a couple that were set in Greece, so that is my theme this week - Books Set in Greece.

Summer at the Santorini Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin - I really enjoy reading Rebecca Raisin's writing, particularly her descriptions of food, books and locations and this was no exception. (review)

Widows on the Wine Path by Julia Jarman - I read this a couple of weeks ago. A fair portion of the book is set in Greece! (review)

Under a Greek Sun by Mandy Baggot - I have read a couple of books by Mandy Baggot. A lot of her books are set in Greece. (review)

The Forgotten Palace by Alexander Christie - This is a multi timeline story set in Crete. It also tells the story of the minotaur from Greek mythology (review)

The Thread by Victoria Hislop - I  have read several of Victoria Hislop's books and enjoyed them all. (review)

The Maverick's Greek Island Mistress by Kelly Hunter - Ah, those wealthy Greek shipping billionaires who just need a wife! I don't read a lot of Mills and Boon but I will occasionally make an exception for Kelly Hunter.

The Clover House by Henriette Laziridis Power - I read this years ago and had forgotten all about it. (review)

A Greek Island Escape by Kate Frost - I will be reading this in the not too distant future.

The Captive Sun by Irene Karafilly - Another book I read years ago and had forgotten about. (review)

YiaYia by Anastasia Miari - This is a Greek cookbook that I bought earlier this year. I haven't cooked much out of it yet. This was a selection of the Jamie Oliver Cookbook Club.

And it's not just movies. Over the weekend I watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. It wasn't a great movie but the scenery was stunning

Have you visited Greece, or have you only visited through the pages of a book like me?


  1. I've had a few holidays on the Greek islands including Crete and Santorini. I think my first foreign family holiday was to Rhodes and the first with my husband was to Skopelos

  2. I would love to visit Italy and Greece one day. What a dream that would be! I read the Clover House a million years ago too, and totally forgot as well. I really liked it.

  3. Adding your recs to my list. Off to visit Greece now.

  4. Greece seems like a cool place to visit.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.


  5. I've loved some of Victoria Hislop's other books set in Greece and have The Thread on my TBR. Looking forward to it!

  6. I don't know that I've read a ton of books with Greece in the setting. Maybe only a couple. It does seem like a wonderful place to visit through those books and what I have seen on travel shows.

  7. I lived in Greece for a year and a half with my family and it was a hard place (as an American) to live. Mostly, they did not like us on sight. There are many interesting things to do and see, but I have no desire to go back. I would like to read more books set in other countries though.

  8. oh I've always wanted to visit Greece - it looks so beautiful! My TTT

  9. Good topic! Greece I instantly think of the Durrells! Such a fun book/tv show (every version)

  10. I'm not sure I've ever read a book set in Greece. That's weird. I really should read one! Now, I'll know where to start :)

    Happy TTT!

  11. I've never visited Greece, but one of my sister's friends is of Greek descent, so I have had some yummy food! I'm currently reading The Second Chance Hotel by Sierra Godfrey, and it's set in Greece.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  12. I absolutely loved visiting Greece and cannot wait to go back. What a great spin on the topic!