Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit
The one thing I probably love the most about books are the worlds inside their pages. A book has the ability to shape the world of your dreams and let your travel through it. This week I’m making a list of places that made me fuzzy and warm inside!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks theme is: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit. This week I actually decided to not change anything about the theme. It sounds like such a fun top ten to do!
1. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
mayor ACOTAR series spoilers ahead
If there is one bookish place I truly would want to live, it’s the world of A Court of Thorns and Roses (on the rights side of the wall of course). I absolutely love this book so much, and the second book is in my top 3 books for sure! Of course not every place was perfect. I wouldn’t want to spend a single day of my life under the mountain and the little village where Feyre grew up isn’t so fantastic either. But many of the places where just perfect.
The Court of Dreams: gimme gimme gimme. Talk about a perrrrfect world. Velaris, the city of starlight! ? A place that’s been hidden away from the horrors of the rest of the world. I thought it was so clever that they just pretended that the court of nightmares had so much power. How we were all fooled in the first book thinking that the night court could only be a bad court! Talking about Squad goaaals.
The Spring Court: I know that after the first book, the spring court isn’t always so positive. But I truly loved the court in the first book. And a court were it’s always spring just can’t be a bad court! All the flowers and (what seemed like) always good weather sounds like a place I could spend the rest of my life!
2. Night of Cake and Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) – Laini Taylor
Prague sounds so lovely in this book! All the beautiful snow and lovely picturesque places combined with a tiny bit of magic. It just has to be as wonderful as it sounds. The first thing I did after finishing this novella was sending a text to my boyfriend to tell him I wanted to go to Prague once in December!
This series made it sound like it’s Christmas in Prague all year round. And Christmas is my favourite day of the year, so I would definitely visit the Prague from this book.
3. Strange the Dreamer – Laini taylor
I’ve talked about this book soooo much! Apparently I’ve found another reason to talk about the boy who’s gotten his nose broken by a fairy tale. I would LOVE to visit the Unseen City! it just sounded so magical. This truly is the most magical and dreamy book I ever read and I would give so much to live in that city! This book is the only book that truly succeeded in making me feel a characters passion as if it was my own. All the descriptions of the Unseen City were so magical and colourful that this is very very very high on my top place I just need to have in the real world.
4. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to live in Hogwarts??? I can literally spent hours just talking about how awesome the Wizarding World is. And Hogwarts is the number one spot in the Wizarding world I need to visit.
I actually went to the Harry Potter studios in London this summer and it was so amazing! So I actually already went to Hogwarts ?
Other Wizarding world places I need to visit:
- The Burrow: A building that’s defying gravity in such extreme ways deserves a visit! It also looks like it’s the most cosy place ever.
- Diagon Alley: I would spend aaaall my money on this street. Wands, owls, broomsticks, love potions… I would just buy. Every. Last. Thing.
- The Three Broomsticks: I tried Butterbeer in the Harry Potter Studios in London, but it just didn’t completely feel like it was the real thing. I would need to compare it to the Three Broomsticks version of this world famous drink!
- Beauxbatons: We don’t have much info as to how this school looks like. But the one thing I know is that it’s warmer there than in the UK. So, count me in!
5. Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
This may seem a strange setting to pick because the setting is this boring normal world. But sometimes a normal life is a good thing! This book is set in city close too the beach in Australia. The setting really felt completely soaked in sunshine. I read this book in winter and this book really made my day a little more filled with sunshine and warmth! I would love to drink some cocktails at the beach cafe from this book!
6. Hidden Legacy – Ilona Andrews
Don’t look at the cover to much it’s in no way a good way to represent these awesome books!
The normal world but with crazy handsome, powerful and magical families. This world has some major downsides (like overpowering, macho maniacs who think they can rule just because they can do magic). But Nevada’s family felt like such a close team that it was almost impossible to not wanting to be part of her family/world.
Little cover rant: WHYYYYYYYYYYYY, such goods books and they look like cheap porn! Can’t they bring out these amazing books with less awkward covers?? I can’t read this at any public place, the looks I would get!
7. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
I would probably be dead in 2 days if I would be flashed to the past like Claire, but still it just feels pretty awesome to know so much more than everyone around you.
I would definitely be burned as a witch on the spot for being unladylike and having a big mouth! But Gabaldon just made it all sounds so magical!
Jamie was one of my first book boyfriends so he definitely has something to do with me wanting to be in Claire’s place for sure!
8. Caraval – Stephanie Garber
Welcome, welcome to Caraval! The grandest show on land or by sea. Inside you’ll experience more wonders than most people see in a lifetime. You can sip magic from a cup and buy dreams in a bottle. But before you fully enter into our world, you must remember it’s all a game.
I have to admit that I reallyreallyreally didn’t like this book. But even the baddest book can have good things. The background story of this book was so good. I loved the concept of the world. The magical carnival that travels around the world and visits every place only once! A girl who has to save her sister in a dangerous game, without getting swallowed up herself by that game. It sounds like such a wonderful place to visit. I would probably visit Caraval just as a spectator and not participate in the game itself, but I would enjoy myself so much buying all those crazy mind bending tricks!
9. Shades of Magic – V.E. Schwab
In this series there are 4 different Londond located in 4 different worlds.
- Grey London: Our London in the Victorian time, doesn’t have any magic left anymore.
- Red London: The Cool amazin London with a lot of super cool magic
- White London: Super scary London whit a bit of magic left, but not enough to make everyone happy, so everyone starts killing everyone
- Black London: A London that is actually dead and nobody wants to even talk about it.
I have to admit that I only would want to visit Red London (White and Black London are just a little bit too scary for me and Grey London probably a bit too boring!)
I would love to go watch the element-games! If this book is ever made into a movie I will definitely go watch it just for the element-games. Battling wizards sound so awesome and cool.
10. Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
An island with only bad ass feminist female warriors? It sounds like it can be a dream or a nightmare! But Leigh Bardugo made it sound like a dream! I would probably just lay in the sun and read books on the beach if I ever had the honour to be invited to this place (which is probably the reason I will never be!). Apparently time goes much slower than in the mortal world, and I need more hours in a day to get everything done in time so count me in!
Thank you so much for reading until the end of this post!
Which bookish settings do you really want to visit? Let me know!
See you next time!