Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by Jamie over at The Broke and The Bookish. The feature was created because Jamie is loves lists, and this weeks theme is:
December 5: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit
This is going to be a mixture of real and imagined settings because I always think it’s fun to imagine what I’d to if I got to visit a magical land.
I’ve never been to Rome, but the futuristic version of Rome in Invictus really appeals to me. The amalgamation of old architecture and modern technology sounds exciting.
When Dimple Met Rishi
I have actually already been to San Francisco, but I specifically want to visit the book-themed restaurant that Rishi takes Dimple too. It sounds like heaven.
Lord of the Rings
OK, so I probably wouldn’t want to visit Mordor, scratch that, DEFINITELY WOULDN’T, but I’d like to visit the shire. The cosy greenery and beautiful hobbit holes sound like something I could easily fall in love with. Since the films were produced in New Zealand, I’d settle for going to visit the location there in real life.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
It’s no exaggeration to say I adore this series, and reading the trilogy really augmented my desire to visit the beautiful streets of Prague. If everything goes to plan, I’ll be going next year!
Snow Likes Ashes
The seasons that make up each part of the kingdom in Snow Like Ashes sounds fascinating. I’ve only read the first book, but I’d love to visit Summer; the sun and warmth would be idyllic. (I’m very vocal on twitter about how much of a summer person I am, and how much of a winter person I’m not.)
Six of Crows
Ketterdam sounds like it can be equal parts lovely with its townhouses and cobbled streets, and equal parts crooked with gambling dens and the Barrel. But if Kaz is there, that’s enough reason for me to want to visit. (Yes, I am shameless.)
Hogwarts has always captured my imagination as somewhere enchanting, despite the darkness and penchant for danger it holds. I’d love to wander through the castle, exploring the halls, searching for the room of requirement, and eventually stopping off at Hagrid’s for some tea.
A Darker Shade of Magic
Is it truly a blog post written by me if it doesn’t feature ADSOM (my sweet, sweet love)? Probably not. I love visiting London whenever I get the chance, but given the option, I’d definitely hit up Red London. Magic exists there and Kell, Lila, Rhy, and Alucard all live there. When can I move in?
The Night Circus
The enigmatic and alluring circus setting of The Night Circus appealed to me from the very first page. Of all the circus-based books I’ve read, this one has definitely been the most richly imagined. If I could spend a night there, I’d drop everything else in a heartbeat.
Strange Weather in Tokyo
I was lucky enough to go to Kansai earlier this year and visit Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and other places, but one of my top destinations to visit – and the setting of this book – is still Tokyo. The vibrant nature of the capital city really appeals to me and reading about it in this novel increased my desire to go. The book is also set in several secluded (but unspecified) Japanese mountains, which is somewhere I’d love to venture out to, if given the chance.
What are some of your favourite book settings? Do any of these places (real or imagined) appeal to you? Let me know down in the comments!