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I’ve mentioned multiple times that my summer 2019 reading kept veering to islands. This wasn’t really intentional, but I do enjoy the surreal feeling of a book set on an island.
Depending on both the particular island and the story, an island setting can feel expansive and wholly of another world, claustrophobic and restrictive, or escapist and dreamy.
While I gravitated to escapist and dreamy for my summer reading, the books below run the gamut.
Some are perfect for summer reading (or for the dead of winter when you’re dreaming of summer locales!), while others are set on islands that are more desolate and unforgiving.
No matter what you love, an island setting adds an extra element of interest and a secluded, escapist feel. From contemporary fiction to historical fiction to classic retellings, there’s something here for everyone.
Books Set on Islands
Do you have any favorite island books?