Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Fictional Settings

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Books With X Setting (top ten books set near the beach, top ten book set in boarding school, top ten books set in England, etc)

Top Ten Books With a Fictional Setting

Harry Potter series | the Wizarding World / Hogwarts – Do I really need to explain this one? I actually teared up when I walked into Diagon Alley for the first time at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.

Lumberjanes | Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types – Because OBVIOUSLY I’m a hard-core lady-type

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The Hobbit | The Shire – Hobbits, Elevenses, small houses, more food, and visits by Gandalf. What could be better?

Peter Pan | Neverland – Despite the fact that Captain Hook is a jerk, Neverland is full of fairies, mermaids (who might eat you but whatevs), pirates, and the possibility that you could FLYYYYY.

Shadow & Bone / Six of Crows | Grishaverse – I’m putting the entire Grishaverse because it’s hard to just choose one area. I’d love to visit Ravka or Ketterdam. I think I might even want to visit the Fold once, you know, just to say I did.

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A Darker Shade of Magic | Londons – I’d obviously prefer this one if I could move between the different Londons like Kell, but if I had to choose one, it’d obviously be Red London because all the magic.

The Jackaby books | New Fiddleham – Historical fiction with the addition of paranormal creatures and beings. Gimme.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory | the Chocolate Factory – Come ON. If you don’t agree with this one, I’m not sure if we can be friends. I’d obviously want to visit without all the mishaps but ALLLLL of the chocolate river.

Magonia | Magonia – A city iN THE SKY YOU GUYS OMG

The Chronicles of Narnia | Narnia – I feel like this is another one that doesn’t require a whole bunch of explanation. Give me that delicious looking Turkish Delight and snow and talking animals and the fact that it is IN A WARDROBE and I’m sold.

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Which fictional worlds would you want to visit?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Places books have made me want to visit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit (whether fictional or real)

Most of the books I read are set in fictional places that you DO NOT want to visit, but here are a few with incredible ones I’d definitely like to see.

Fictional:

Cabeswater (The Raven Cycle books by Maggie Stiefvater)

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Diagon Alley (Harry Potter series by JK Rowling) – and now I can (sort of) go! Hope to go to Orlando next year. 🙂

Mercy Falls (The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater)

Neverland (duh. Peter Pan by JM Barrie)

Gotham (Yeah, it’d be a little crazy, but Batman. And Robin. Lots and lots of authors)

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Real:

Amazingly and fortunately and luckily, number one here is a place I’ve actually been: Scotland (The Inspector Rebus series by Ian Rankin)

Paris (several books, but mostly significantly Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins)

Pittsburg (The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky) – I’ve actually been there, but it was for a baseball game. I want to ride under that bridge like Charlie, Sam, and Patrick do.

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Alaska (several books, but most recently Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid)

Japan (A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki)

What about you? Where have books made you want to go? Link me up to your TTT!