Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit. I wrote 9 places from books I’ve read I want to visit and 1 place I would avoid like the plague to make it a little more fun.
Nine Places I’d Love to Visit
Vernazza, Italy — A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey
Colorful houses, a breathtaking view, history, delicious food. Georgie and Gianluca made me fall in love with Vernazza, and since reading A Place in the Sun, it’s the first place that comes to mind when someone asks me where I want to go. If I could stay there for a few months the way Georgie did, I’d do it!
Pembrook — Royally series by Emma Chase
I love the Pembrooks and would love to go their country the way Olivia did when Prince Nicholas brought her with him. I want to stay in the castle, walk in the secret passages, meet the Queen. If Pembrook existed, I probably wouldn’t be able to do that, but a girl can dream and have her own Meghan Markle moment (congratulations to the happy couple!!!), right?
Pemberley, England — Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Of course, this is going to be on the list! Mr. Darcy’s abode. If I can’t have the man, I might as well have the chance to visit his casa. Since Pemberley is fictional, I’d have to settle for Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, and that’s more than enough for me. One of these days I swear I’ll go and check out the Matthew Macfadyen bust that’s on display there. Have my own ‘Elizabeth Bennet sees Pemberley for the first time‘ moment.
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Hogwarts, Scotland — Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I want to receive my letter and go to Hogwarts, eat at The Great Hall, go to The Room of Requirement, go to Hogsmeade. Use magic! I’m sure most Potterheads and I would love to do that and more, I’ve been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida and Japan, so that’s something. Riding the Hogwarts Express was a different experience on its own. I almost cried. I want to go again and again and again!
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San Francisco, U.S. — North to You by Tif Marcelo
I was lucky enough to go to San Francisco a few years ago on a special trip after graduating from college. So while I technically checked this off my travel bucket list, San Francisco will always be a place I’d love to visit. Once is not enough to take in everything this city has to offer. They have a lot of restaurants and food spots (not including True North by the Bautistas and Camille’s food truck), and even more tourist spots to check off the list.
Rome, Italy — Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
Marcello. Food. History. Places. People. Just a few of the inducements Rome can offer to fly on a plane and go there. Roman Crazy featured all of those and more so vividly, I swear I started looking up Italian language classes here at home after I finished reading this book.
London, England — London Celebrities series by Lucy Parker
I want to see Richard, Lainey, and Lily on stage, walk around the city and see it in their eyes. I have so much love for the people in this series and would love to go everywhere they did. Go to the Metronome Theatre (fictional), visit the Bodleian library, and watch a West End play. One day.
New York, U.S. — Roomies by Christina Lauren
I’ve always wanted to visit New York, even more so from reading so much about it. Go to Theater District and watch plays, walk around Central Park, experience the NY Subway and watch a busker perform, go to the museums!!! All the touristy stuff, count me in. I’m planning to go next year, so cross fingers it’ll push through! I can’t watch Calvin play on stage, but I’m sure I can find a play that will still make me happy.
Paris, France — Find You in Paris by Alix Nichols
Like New York and London, Paris is a popular place on people’s Travel Bucket List and it’s not really surprising with everything we read and see about them. I want to visit the restaurant Diana and her friends go to, Chateau d’Arcy du Grand-Thouars, and pretty much everywhere else in that city.
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One Place I Don’t Want to Visit
Arena — The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Pretty self-explanatory, I think. Aside from the fact that I don’t want to die, I have zero survival skills and would have a hard time lying my way into a temporary team (before they turn on each other, of course). I don’t think I’d be the first to die in the Hunger Games, I know I’d be one of the first casualties.
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There you have it. How about you? What are the bookish settings you’d love to visit? I’d love to hear about it!