10.13.2014

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


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 

http://funmozar.com/tuscany-italy/

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

2. London

http://p3tulk5.blog.cz/


I've been to London, oviously, 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

http://diletant.ru/excursions/46905/

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

http://beauty-places.com/australian-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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas_%28Proven%C3%A7al_farmhouse%29


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

http://www.hiperrentacar.com/en/Car-Rental-Notes/MINIGUIDE-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

http://marcandrewsblog.blogspot.ca/2011/07/review-tales-of-city-dvd.html


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

http://pt.best-wallpaper.net/France-Paris-Pont-Alexandre-III-Seine-river-city-lights-night-scenery_1680x1050.html

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

http://www.letstravelsomewhere.com/travel/america/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

http://www.alzdiscovery.org/events/conferences/past

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?

5 comments :

  1. Hogwarts is so popular this week. I wish that we could all go! :-) I would love to go to San Francisco. It looks beautiful.

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  2. New York, Paris and Hogwarts made my list too. Love all the places you've included and I want to visit most of them.
    My TTT

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  3. 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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  4. 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! :D

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  5. Great list! I love that you included London - The Name of the Star!

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