It’s been a while since I’ve participated in a Top Ten Tuesday but today’s meme is just fun all around. And I need some of that in this hectic but wonderfully busy time in my life. So in Liz Lemon fashion, I want to go to these places because the books just swept me off my feet.
10. Pepin, Wisconsin. I’m not much for roughing it these days but maybe the allure was the simplicity of life and all the adventures Laura had from The Little House in the Big Woods series.
9. Manningsport, New York. This fictional small-town wine country from the Kristan Higgins Blue Heron series, has all the right temptations: wine country, close knit family, quirky characters, devoted friends and Levi (among others) 🙂
8. Botswana, South Africa. I have always wanted to go on a Safari. I think if I actually saw animals in their native lands, I would start bawling. It’s been on my bucket list for a long, long time. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith made it even more alluring.
7. Mallorca, Spain. The Vacationers by Emma Straub sealed the deal for this bucket list location.
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands. This has been popping up in many books I’ve read lately. First in Just One Year by Gayle Forman, then TFioS and just recently in Us by David Nicholls. I’m very interested after reading Us.
5. Ischia, Italy. An Italian Affair by Laura Fraser first meets M there and then the traveling begins. Another stop on her journey…
4. Aeolian Islands, Italy
3. Country Life. I romanticize things. There are many days when I want to chuck it all and move to some remote place where there are no neighbors, open land, horses and nothing else. The solitary setting from Life Drawing by Robin Black didn’t allow the characters to escape from their problems, though.
2. London, England and Paris, France. I’ve been fortunate to visit London and I would return tomorrow if I could. I LOVE that city. And Paris? Who doesn’t want to go there? One Day by David Nicholls beautifully incorporates these cities into his story about friendship.
1. Meryton, Hertfortshire, Netherfield, Kent, Lonbourn, Pemberley. Yes, I know that some of these are imaginary places but need I explain?
What places do you want to visit after reading a book?
*All photos were found on Pinterest, Google images or from my personal vault (sadly only the London shot).