Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Places Books Have Made me Want to Visit

This week's topic is places that books have made me want to visit. 

1. Hogwarts
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

3. Neverland
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 

7. Wonderland
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


  1. Hogwarts is definitely popular this week and with good reason as well. It would be so fun to visit it!

    1. I agree, I would even settle for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida!
      thanks for stopping by!

  2. Of course Hogwarts, Camp Half-Blood and Wonderland made my list too, but I'd love to visit Neverland too.
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    1. All of those place would be so much fun to see! I would love to see Mermaid Lagoon.
      thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wonderland and Neverland are great choices! And of course, so is Hogwarts!

  4. Hogwarts and Wonderland made my list, too! :) I can speak from experience that the Yorkshire Moors are very beautiful; I lived right next to the North Yorkshire Moors for most of my childhood and there are some great places to walk up there. :D

    1. Oh I'm so jealous! I would love to spend some time in England to see the countryside and London.
      thanks for stopping by!