Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Top 10 Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I don't really need an excuse to travel, but alas, the lacking funds don't allow a lot of roadtrips and adventures.  Enter books.  I can explore the world from my own comfy chair, and I've created quite the list of distant locales to travel to one day.  There also might be a place or two that only my imagination can take me.

I'm packing my bags.  Let's go on an adventure!

The Real

1) Prague
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
The city is ancient and full of mystery.  I should note, however, that I do not want to be chased or have my life threatened in any way if I ever make it to Prague...seems to be a common theme :)

2) San Francisco
Lola and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
I'd love to roam the city and enjoy all of the quirky characters and architecture.

3) Pocono Mountains
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
One day, when I hit the lottery, I'm going to find myself a vacation home on a lake where I can ride my bike to a quaint, cute town and watch movies on a little beach.  This will happen.

4) U.S. Route 50 - The Loneliest Road in America
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
I have a dream of being out, away, just me and the road.  And can you imagine pulling over at night and seeing the stars in all their glory?  I'll just keep a couple extra gallons of gas in the trunk...it will be fine.

5) Amsterdam
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
I'm not the most confident bicycle rider, but I want to ride a bicycle through Amsterdam.  I'll just have to find myself a nice guide.

The Imaginary

5) Narnia
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by J.R.R. Tolkien
The lamp post, the interesting characters, the talking trees. tea with Tumnus.  If only my closet door opened up into an imaginary world.

6) Henrietta, VA
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I'm sure there's a town very similar to Henrietta, but I also want Gansey and Blue, I want the hunt for an ancient king, and a quirky group of interesting characters.

7) Croak
Croak by Gina Damico
So the town might be inhabited by reapers, but it's punny and funny and cool.

8) Bascom, North Carolina
Garden Spells by Sarah Addision Allen
There's just something about cozy, laid back southern towns.  And it would be perfect to find a caterer with magical foodie abilities :)

9) Arilland
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
I want to live in a fairyboook land.  I actually want to live in Storybrook and pretend I'm a character on Once Upon a Time...but Kontis's magical world would work as well.

10) Colby, North Carolina
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Another lazy, cozy coastal town in North Carolina.  Boardwalks, cute shops, and surf. Sounds like heaven.

Where do you want to go?

Happy reading!


  1. Ooohhh Your plan for number 3 sounds lovely! Number 4 wouldn't suit though as I am much more a destination rather than a journey person. It would have to be quite a book to make that sound appealing...

  2. I agree with both of your #5's :)

  3. Narnia. Definitely. And Prague is lovely, I hear.

  4. We hope you make it to the Pocono Mountains someday! It's a wonderful destination anytime of year!


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