Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

The Top 10 Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where each week you post your top ten best, worst, etc. This week's topic is ten places I've wanted to visit, thanks to a certain book/series. 

My favorite thing about books, besides the characters and the plot, is the setting. The setting makes the story and it's mood and it's always amazing to visualize, especially when an author does it right. Rather it's a fictional place or a place that currently exists, if I've read about it, I definitely want to visit!

Note: None of these photos are mine! I do not take credit for any of these photos. I found them alll on google! :-)

1. Hogwarts - Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

If there's any magical place I want to visit, the world of Harry Potter is definitely it! It would be an absolute dream to study in a place like Hogwarts, like charms and potions! And the other locations! From Hogwarts to Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley! To be surrounded by all the warmth and magic, I think I would be happy to enter the world of Harry Potter and never, ever leave! 

2. Italy - Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

I've been in love with Italy for as long as I could remember and reading Wish You Were Italian only made my love for the country intensify by the tensfold! Italy is so, so beautiful and full of life. It's breath-taking and I will definitely go to Italy at least one in my lifetime. (Maria, I'm coming for you!)

3. France - Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Is anyone surprised? After reading the Anna and the French Kiss series, France is a definite must! I don't want to visit it as much as I want to visit Italy, but ugh! The country of love, the language of love, I just want to go there and fall in love! And hopefully meet my own Etienne St. Clair there as well ;-)

4. Prague - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor is written absolutely gorgeously and her words, her words only, made me fall so hard in love with Prague! I wanted to go to Prague while I was reading her books, I wanted to study their culture, their language, be so immersed in their lifestyle. And also rock Karou's awesome blue hair!

5. Rome - Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordian

Rome, Rome, Rome. This is secretly a place I've wanted to visit since before I read HoO by the fabulous Rick Riordan. I loved Hercules when I was younger and I absolutely adored Rome and the Greeks. (And now I'm completely obsessed with Greene and am dying to go there!)

6. Camp Half-Blood - Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Any place where Percy Jackson is, is where I want to be.

7. The Shire - The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

A quiet place where I can have the peaceful silence to read, and eat to my hearts content? With absolutely gorgeous scenery right outside my window? Sign. Me. Up!

8. The Lone Road (and the rest of the USA) - Amy and Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

The Lone Road has to be one of the most beautifully cinematic locations on the US. It's been a dream of mine to drive down the Lone Road with the top down in the most gorgeous weather. And after reading Amy and Rogers Epic Detour, you have no idea how bad my desire is. Amy and Roger also go on a road trip across the country (13 states, to be exact) and now I'm itching to go on a road trip. Which is a very bad idea, because I have ADHD and cannot sit still for long periods of time, BUT I absolutely want to visit every single state in our gorgeous country! I've only ever seen New Jersey (and barely) but I would love to visit the rest of the country and see its beauty with my own two eyes!