TTT: Top 10 Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about bookish settings I would like to visit.   This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The following are 10 bookish settings that are on my list of places I would love to visit or vacation in.  Maps are from Lonely Planet.  What places would you like to visit based on bookish inspiration?

 

One.  Mallorca, Spain.  In The Vacationers, the dysfunctional family vacations in Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain.

 

Two.  Spain – Of course I would also love to visit mainland Spain, so The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway serves as a lovely inspiration for this future visit as the main characters visit Pamploma, San Sebastian and Madrid.

 

Three.  Guernsey (UK) – Reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society made this island an intriguing vacation destination for me.  Located in the English Channel, this island is rich in history and beauty.

 

Four.  Australia – There are many books taking place on this continent I would love to visit.  The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five.  ColombiaLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez takes place in this beautiful country that I have long wished to visit.

Six.  EgyptThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho takes place in this country with so much beauty and history to explore.

 

Seven.  Greece – Like Egypt, Greece is so rich in history and beauty.  Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres takes place here.

 

Eight.  India – In The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, Joan visits India in the second half of the book to resurrect herself through Indian culture.

 

Nine.  Brazil – In Ways to Disappear by Idra Novel, the protagonist takes off to Brazil for a hilarious wonderful journey.

 

Ten.  KenyaOut of Africa by Isak Dinesen takes place in Kenya, a place I would love to visit.  I would love to explore this area on a safari.

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “TTT: Top 10 Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit”

  1. I was in Spain this past summer, and thought about Hemingway, although I was glad that the bullfighting arena in Barcelona is now a shopping center and most bullfighting in the rest of the country has stopped, although they still offer a lot of oxtail on restaurant menus. (Yes, we tried it and it was delicious, although the real culinary marvel of Spain was the seafood in Granada.)

    1. I saw your posts about your trip there. It looked like an amazing visit! It’s a place I’ve always wanted to go. I can’t believe I haven’t made it there yet. I agree about the bullfighting, but had to use Hemingway’s book since I loved it so much.

  2. I love how you included maps in your post! It adds a special something to it! Great job!! I need to read The light between oceans still. I’ve heard amazing things about it. Perfect job!!!

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  3. Great list and excellent selection of books. Unfortunately, the grammatical mistakes are distracting: Guernsey is “rich in its own history” NOT it’s and Love in the Time of Cholera takes place in Colombia (not Columbia.)

    1. Thanks Donna for pointing out the grammatical errors. Normally I am more fanatical about proof-reading and write these posts days ahead of time to allow time for editing. Today, I did a rush job before heading out and almost deleted it immediately. I’ve just had time to do some editing, so hopefully it reads better now.😊

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