TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIT

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want to Visit. Only ten? Oh geez. Okay, here goes!

1. Tuscany 

Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances MayesTuscany Italy

I read Under the Tuscan Sun in high school and have been dreaming about Italy ever since.

2. London

The Name of the Star - Maureen JohnsonLondon GIF

I’ve been to London, obviously, but every time I read a book set there, I want to go back. Even when it’s a creepy book, like this one!

3. Hogwarts

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. RowlingHarry Potter Hogwarts Dining Hall Snow

Who wouldn’t want to visit a world where magic exists, honour is paramount and friends risk death for one another on a regular basis? Plus, did I mention…. MAGIC?

4. Australia

In A Sunburned Country - Bill BrysonAustralian Outback

Bill Bryson’s books are some of the best in travel writing – funny, informative and they cherry pick the best and most interesting aspects of any culture.

5. Provence

A Year In Provence - Peter MayleProvence France

Peter Mayle’s books capture the idiosyncrasies of learning a new culture as an outsider, and both the amusing and frustrating things that come along with it.

6. Mallorca

The Vacationers - Emma StraubValldemossa Mallorca

I wasn’t the hugest fan of this book overall, but the setting came alive for me and man, does it sound nice!

7. 1970s San Francisco

Tales of the City - Armistead MaupinSan Francisco Barbary Lane

I love San Francisco. I’ve got a couple of times now, and I find it a wonderful place to explore, and full of bookish delights! The San Francisco Armistead Maupin writes though, has this whole other vibe to it. It sounds inclusive, fun, playful, diverse and subversive (in a good way).

8. Paris

Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie PerkinsPont Alexandre, Seine, Paris

Okay, granted, it doesn’t take much to make me want to go to Paris. I mean, why would it? The history, culture, shopping, croissants… yum. Another book I didn’t love, but it certainly made me crave pain au chocolat!

9. Peru

Along the Inca Road - Karin MullerMachu Picchu, Peru

This was one of the best travel memoirs I’ve ever read, full of interesting cultural facts and description of the landscape that made me really want to see it first-hand.

10. New York

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn and David LevithanNew York City

I guess the setting wasn’t that prominent, but for me, just the descriptions of the Strand alone made me want to go there!

I know there are so many other books I’ve missed, so tell me – where have you traveled on literary flights of fancy?

6 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY | PLACES BOOKS HAVE MADE ME WANT TO VISIT

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  2. Martha Woods

    Italy, London…Amsterdam, after TFIOS…Ireland too. I always forget about Ireland. And while I loved Bryson's adventures in Australia, I don't know if I'd quite want to go to a place where almost everything is out to kill you. I'm too accident prone! 😀

  3. confessionsofabookgeek

    Aside from HP, which seems to be showing up EVERYWHERE, a lot of lists have managed to include actual places, whereas mine is mostly entirely made up, or highly improbable until time travel is invented… less wanderlust for me and more a wandering imagination??

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