Tuesday, December 5, 2017

10 Book Settings I'd Love To Visit

fictional settings

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a bit of a toughie in that it was difficult to narrow it down to just 10: fictional settings I'd like to hop right into and stay a while. Which books make you want to climb through the pages into the setting?

book settings i want to visit

1. Hogwarts/Diagon Alley/Hogsmeade // Harry Potter: I mean, who wouldn't want to go to those places?! Luckily, there's an entire theme park where I can pretend I'm there!

2. The Wayfarer // The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: I would love to spend some time aboard this space ship -- with the fabulous multispecies crew, of course -- and visit all the different planets they go to.

3. Early 1800s England + dragons // Temeraire series:
If you know me at all, you'd know I'd love to travel back in time for a bit to see 19th century England, but obviously I especially want to meet these sentient dragons!

4. Red London // Shades of Magic series:
A version of London where magic is not only real but held in perfect balance (unlike the other three Londons in the series) -- yes, please! Plus I'd love to meet Lila and Kell!

5. 1700s Scotland // Outlander series: The books made me pine for 18th century Scotland (minus the war with England) and the show did even more. Bonus if Jamie is there.

6. Lakeside Courtyard // The Others series: There's just something special and cozy-feeling about this place -- it's what endeared me so much to series in the first place. And, preferably, I'd be visiting the Courtyard as one of the Others (aka a supernatural being, maybe a member of the Wolfgard or an Elemental).

7. OASIS // Ready Player One: I totally want to check out this amazing virtual reality world -- plus all the '80s-themed stuff that Wade encounters in the book.

8. English country cottages // anything by Kate Morton: I'd love to visit any half-crumbling cottage in the English countryside, but the one in "The Forgotten Garden" comes complete with a hedge maze, so I'd choose that one if pressed.

9. Late 1800s England // Lady Emily series: I could do without the amateur sleuthing on my visit, but Lady Emily would be the perfect person to introduce me to the time period. She's a member of the aristocracy, but she's also super intelligent and as modern as she can get away with. I can totally see us sipping port and discussing literature. Plus she has a vacation villa on the Greek island of Santorini, where I'd loooove to go.

10. Europe // All Souls trilogy: From the Bodleian Library at Oxford to a castle in France, there's really nowhere in these books that I don't care to go!


  1. OMG, that illustration of Floursih and Blotts is SO CUTE! I can't wait to read Harry Potter again this season! I've heard amazing things about A Discovery of Witches, and it's been picking my interest lately. I might give it a go soon! GREAT list!

    My TTT: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/05/Top-Ten-Bookish-Settings-I%E2%80%99d-Love-To-Visit

    1. The picture is from the illustrated "HP and the Sorcerer's Stone"!

  2. I kind of did a different twist on this week's topic but I'm seeing so many great places to visit. Like you, I think the world of The Others would be awesome. I still need to read the last book but keep putting it off because I don't want it to end. I know there is a spin-off coming soon but it just won't be the same!

  3. I'd love to visit the Outlander world! Specifically the Scottish side. I'd love to actually visit there one day. Fingers crossed. Great job <3

    My Top 10 Bookish places to Visit

  4. Hogwarts and the surrounding area is getting a lot of love this week, for obvious reasons. I also would love to visit a cozy English cottage or 1800's Europe, too.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

  5. You have some amazing choices this week! :-) I can see why you'd want to visit them.

  6. So many of these books are on my TBR for the next few months! The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, A Darker Shade of Magic, and Discovery of Witches are all on my TBR. Your post definitely has me excited to read them! Awesome list :)

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  7. Oh gosh, I was thinking about The Forgotten Garden when I made my list, but I already had listed Regency England AND whatever village Helen Simonson's books are set, and I thought 2 English settings was probably quite enough for one list.


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