Remember my post in January about the travel memoir books I was going to read this year? Well I have finished the last one and I have to say I have learned a lot about different places in the world and how different types of people travel. Falling in Honey is one of my favourite books I have read this year. It was so well written! The details, the descriptions and the adjectives all made me want to keep reading but at the same time savour each word as though it was a drop of honey.
A bit about the book: Jennifer has had quite the life, living in Canada, France, Greece and calling England home. She goes on a little vacation with her boyfriend, his sister and his sister’s boyfriend. They travel to this tiny Greek island of Tilos and the way she writes about it, it sounds like everything you want and need from an island. The town, the people who are in the bakery, at the fishmarket, running the ferry, owning the little room above the bookshop that you want to rent because it sounds like the most picturesque thing you could ever imagine.
After moving back to England Jennifer and her boyfriend end their relationship and she is left feeling like she needs to make a major change in her life. She takes off to the same island for a month after convincing her boss she can do the work online. She regroups and connects deeply with the community on the island. However after her month is up and she moves back to England, she knows it is not goodbye. I won’t say how, but she ends up back on the island.
This book really made me want to follow in her footsteps and travel or maybe even move to a Greek island, surrounded by the beautiful Aegean Sea, and filled with goats and feta cheese and fresh food and charming people. I highly recommend this book, but be careful because you will develop serious wanderlust for Greece.