This week's topic is places that books have made me want to visit.
Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
Duh! the number one answer to this question will always be the world of Harry Potter. I would love to sit and do homework in the library at Hogwarts or spend an afternoon in Hogsmead.
2. Victorian London
Literature makes Victorian London sound like the Golden Age. I have read so many books that take place in Victorian London and it seems like such a romantic time period. There's a reason modern day authors keep returning to Victorian London in their works. The world was on the verge of a new millennium, and London lit by gas lamps would be oh so romantic! (Romantic in the literary sense not like 'love' romance, although I suppose it could be romantic in that too)
Try: Sherlock Holmes Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle or anything by Dickens
I would gladly let Peter lead me to Neverland and abandon my opportunity to grow up! Twenty isn't too old to go to Neverland is it?!
Try: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie of course or Tiger Lilly by Jodi Lyn Anderson
4. The Yorkshire (Bronte) Moors
Another Romantic place that has inspired some really amazing literature. I have seen videos of the Moors and I so want to spend a week there writing a novel, Which is really saying something because I usually have zero desire to write a novel.
Try: Wuthering Heights Graphic Novel or Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte or The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
5. Camp Half-Blood
The best summer camp ever! How cool would it be to spend summer with Percy Jackson, who in my mind is a red head!, and Annabeth?
Try: The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series or The Heroes of Olympus series
6. Paris 1920's- 1930's
This sounds like such a magical time and every time I read a book with this setting I want to visit and be among the amazing artists that roamed the city in this time period.
Try: The Paris Wife by Paula McClain or Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Wonderland would be an adventure for sure! I would love to jump into Carroll's creation and follow the White Rabbit.
Try: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll or Splintered by A.G. Howard
8. A Boarding School
I've read so many great YA books that take place in a boarding school. Even though in reality I would HATE attending a boarding school (unless it was Hogwarts) the boarding school YA books I've read make me want to visit one.
Try: Winger by Andrew Smith or The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson