Hi everyone! It’s time for yet another Top Ten Tuesday, the wonderful weekly meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit. I haven’t done much traveling- I don’t even have a passport!- but I really want to in the future. Perhaps these places will be my future destinations! So, in no particular order:
1. London, England.
I have a feeling that this will be a popular place this week, especially with the recent rise of fandoms like Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Sherlock. There are so many books that have made me want to visit London- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and most recently The Rook by Daniel O’Malley.
The credit for this one goes to Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Her experiences there were incredibly enlightening and positive, and I could really go for some relaxing meditation right about now.
3. Paris, France.
Stephanie Perkins sparked a desire within me to travel to this romantic city with her fantastic novel Anna and the French Kiss. The landmarks, the lights, the love stories- I want to see it all!
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
You guessed it: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I really don’t think this one needs an explanation.
5. Denali National Park, Alaska.
This may seem a bit morbid, but ever since reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer I’ve wanted to visit the bus in which Christopher McCandless passed away. His story is absolutely fascinating and tragic and I think it would be an interesting experience to see his final home.
6. Verona, Italy.
The entire time I was reading The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper, all I could think about was how amazing it would be to go there. Shakespeare? History? Gorgeous architecture and views? Count me in!
7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, NY.
The charming little novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg has no doubt inspired countless young readers to want to go to this expansive museum- myself included! Hiding in a museum overnight sounds like such a fun adventure… you know, if it wasn’t illegal. Those pesky little details always ruin everything.
8. A beach house. Anywhere.
I’ve never stayed at a beach house before, but after reading The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han I definitely want to. Just lying out on the beach sipping lemonade and reading books day after day after day… that’s the life, my friends!
9. Outer space.
After reading about the extraordinarily fascinating planet in Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card one thought has lingered in the back of my mind: SPACE IS SO COOL. Well, the outer space of science fiction, at least. I imagine that the real outer space is a lot less exciting and a lot more scary. But still, it’d be pretty awesome to travel somewhere not on Earth!
On the Road by Jack Kerouac has filled me with a longing to just travel- somewhere, anywhere, everywhere.
What places have books made you want to visit? What do you think of the places and books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!