Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is Places in Books I’d Love to Live. I’m amending it slightly to Places in Books I’d Love to Visit.
Here are a few settings (some fictional and some real) that I would love to visit, in no particular order…
- Denmark Street, London from Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith. Out of all the places in the Strike world that I would love to see someday, the office he and Robin share is top of the list.
- Tyresall Park, China from Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. This sprawling estate, owned by Nick Young’s grandmother, always sounded so incredible in the books.
- Virgin River, California from Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. The quaintness of Virgin River really got me when I read this book and it sounded so tranquil and beautiful.
- Austin, Texas from Tracers series by Laura Griffin. Most of this series is set here and it sounds like such a fun place to be, minus all the murder.
- Scribbly Gum Island from The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. The only inhabitants of this island are one family spread out across a few houses!
- Capri, Italy from Sex & Vanity by Kevin Kwan. A summer on Capri with all the luxury plus exploring the Blue Grotto!
- Coronado Cove, California from Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett. As with Virgin River above, everything about this town was appealing to me: small town, in California, beach vibes, what more could you ask for?
- Newport, Rhode Island from The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor. Specifically in the 1930s when the book is set. The island and the lighthouse sounded so picturesque and inviting.
- Burning Lake, New York from Trace of Evil (Natalie Lockhart #1) by Alice Blanchard. Even though I waffled a bit on this book, the setting was like its own character and I was intrigued the entire time I was reading.
- Dominican Republic from Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. I had never before considered this island until I read this book. The descriptions of the beach sounded so stunning and worth seeing in person.