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”
I also choose Outlander! Jamie is definitely worth a visit 😉
Great other picks as well! 😊
Tell me about it 😁 Thanks!
Great list! I’m lucky that my family come from Scotland, so I quite often get to visit there. It is a beautiful country.
Lucky you indeed! :) Any places you would recommend?
Great list. Getting to visit Mars would be amazing. And Scotland…yeah I’d love to see it there sometime as well.
Thank you! Mars would be so cool! Hope man can actually go there one day.
Ooh nice choices. Egypt definitely, and Victorian London as well. Would love to experience both. Paris as well, and Mars!! Love that one.
Yah Mars is definitely one of the must go places :D
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.
Or more stupid? 😂 Maybe I’d just spend a day in that hotel, no nights
Great list, love your inclusion of The Great Gatsby and the Victorian London of Dickens. I went for the past as well but Edwardian times: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/top-ten-tuesday-ten-bookish-settings-id-love-to-visit/
Thanks :) Edwardian times, cool!
Yes please – send me too! But note, I would hope to be there as a time traveller in a Tardis, so I could get out fast.
Yeah. I think I should have made Tardis item # 0.5 on this list because it would be awful to get stuck somewhere in past! 😱
Haha, I love how time specific you were! Of course, I refuse to time travel past the 1980s, because I don’t think I want to live without showers and audiobooks… ;) But maybe a visit would be fun!
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.
I’d love to visit Scotland and Paris with you!! I bet we’d have a blast!!! Such gorgeous places!! Love your list <3
My Top 10 Bookish places to Visit
Oh we’d have a ton of fun 😁
We really would!!! <3
Fascinating choices! I have mixed feelings about visiting NOLA during the time of Lestat and Louis, but I know it would have been a rip roaring time for sure.
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Haha yeah…you might get eaten and all that and I guess Bola was quite grim back in that time.
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 :-)
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.
Scotland is indeed beautiful and I would love to visit Victorian London too.
Yeah Victorian London was pretty awesome right :)
Great list! I live near the real hotel that inspired The Shining. My mom and I are going to stay there someday.
Thanks! Oh that’s cool, I’m sure you and your mother will have a blast :)
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!
Yeah, I think I already did a topic with fictional worlds… don’t want bore my readers 😉 Maybe one day we’ll get the chance to go to moon! And Mars!
Ah! You probably did. Maybe I shouldn’t blog when I’m so tired! :P
I think going to Mars or the moon would be terrifying, but I think I’d want to give it a try anyways.