Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

1.Scottish Highlands ( Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon)  in the year of Our Lord…1743. After Outlander, who doesn’t want to go to Scotland? And just throwing in 1743 to make things more interesting…
2. Barcelona 1945 (The Shadow of the Wind by  Carlos Ruiz Zafón)

Secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona, who is not curious? 
3. Mumbai (Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts)
Burning slums and five-star hotels, Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas… I’m scared but also excited.
4. Egypt, 14  Century BC (The Egyptian by Mika Waltari)
Kings and queens, pharaos and gods
5. Paris, 1832 (Les Misérables by Victor Hugo)

To the barricades?
6. New Orleans 200 years ago (Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice)

Théâtre des Vampires anyone? 
7. Victorian London (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)
London has so many good settings in books…hard to pick just one.
8. Southern Rocky Mountains (The Shining by Stephen King)
One night at Overlook Hotel will do you good…
9. Long Island, 1922 (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Lavish parties and all
10. Mars (The Martian by Andy Weir)
I mean I’m just curious, aren’t you?

Happy TTT! What settings would you like to visit?

Cover image: Forged. An Teallach, West Highlands, Scotland.

31 thoughts on “Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

  1. Great list, and you’re clearly braver than I am. For example, as much as I love The Shining, I have no interest in staying in a so very haunted hotel. :)

    Have a great week.

    1. Yup 😁 yeah I kind of agree with you, it would be a nightmare to be stuck in Scotland in 1743…especially with the level of hygiene and that lifestyle in general. But definitely would be amazing to visit.

  2. I had to laugh when I saw your first pick :-D I went to Scotland a few weeks ago and I chose Thisby (The Scorpio Race) as a setting I would love to visit – and to have pictures for it – I used some photos I have taken in Scotland :-D I never visited Spain, but after reading The Shadow of the Wind many years ago I was curious about Barcelona as well. It was one of my favorite books for a long time :-)

    1. Scotland must have been amazing! ❤ I’ve been in Spain but never in Barcelona so that’d probably be really beautiful city. I think they even finished cathedral there recently.

  3. Wow, Anastasia! I’ve seen quite a few posts on bookish settings people would like to visit, and most of them are filled with places that never existed. I think it’s great that yours are all real places, even if the time-setting may be different. At least you could actually go to the physical place, even if you couldn’t go to the chronological one. Well, I guess you couldn’t actually go to the moon just yet, but maybe in the near future…. And yes, I’d be curious to go there, too!

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