Dreamy Dash to Dublin: 8 Books as Tour Guide


As the summer is winding down, I've grown tired of the usual vacation porn: sun-drenched beaches, tropical oases, drinks with tiny umbrellas. I've also grown tired of the heat, longing for fall with its colorful leaves and cable knit sweaters.

So for a very atypical summer vacation, I think of Dublin with its rolling green hills, the trees slowly turning orange and gold as September nears. It's a country where modern cities abut ancient castles, perfect for enjoying the last days of summer while looking forward to fall.

Until you can get away for real, grab a pint of Guinness and escape into these books, which manage to capture the ancient Celtic history and the modern magic of Ireland.