Obviously, one of the best things about reading books it that they can take you anywhere and during any time. You can visit fictional fantasy worlds, travel back in time, or even take a trip into outer space! The possibilities are endless. Here are ten bookish settings I’d love to visit.
(This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit)
Narnia from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: Okay, so you all saw this coming, right? Visiting Narnia is a no-brainer since I’ve been daydreaming about visiting it since I was young. Can you imagine how it would feel to step through the wardrobe and into another world like Lucy did? I get chills every time I watch that scene in the 2005 movie. I’d love to see Cair Paravel and Lantern Waste, the Beaver’s Dam and the Stone Table, and so much more. Ahhh, I just wish it was real!
Middle-earth, from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: Just like Narnia, visiting Middle-earth isn’t even a choice at this point. I’d go there in a heartbeat if I could. All the places to see, all the people to meet. I’d make sure The Shire was the top of my sightseeing list, but I’d also want to see Rivendell and Lothlorien, Minas Tirith and Helm’s Deep, Fangorn Forest and Erebor, even Mordor (though just a glimpse from afar is fine with me). So many possibilities.
Themyscira from Wonder Woman comics: After watching the Wonder Woman movie and reading several Wonder Woman comics, it would be freaking fantastic to visit Themyscira. It looks absolutely gorgeous and it’d be kick-butt to see all the Amazons training as warriors. They’ve got awesome clothes and I’m sure the food is great. Plus, usually, it’s a pretty safe place. (Unless you’re being attacked by a monster alien looking for his alien Rubik’s cube or something…)
Neverland from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie: Just like with Narnia, I grew up daydreaming about flying second star to the right and straight on til morning. Neverland is just pure magic. Not only does it promise no growing up, but it seems like every day is an adventure in Neverland. From pulling pranks on pirates to dancing with fairies and running from giant crocodiles, Neverland is an awfully big adventure that I’d love to experience.
Sterling from The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy: The town of Sterling is a strange place because it’s under a curse. Certain things–reflections, stars, dreams, etc.–have disappeared. But in their place are what’s called variants, magic that brings back certain things for a brief amount of time. While I definitely wouldn’t have to live without stars forever, the atmosphere of Sterling is intriguing. It’s a small town where everybody knows everybody and there’s something idyllic about it. I’d like to visit just to see the variants in action and to experience the magic of the place.
Thisby from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: The island of Thisby is alluring. It may not seem to have much, but man-eating water horses and dangerous races and just this sense of atmosphere has made me want to visit since I first read The Scorpio Races. The way the place is written, it feels like it’s a real place. That somewhere over by the British Isles, Thisby exists.
Camp Half-Blood from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: Of course, this list would be incomplete without Camp Half-Blood. Gosh, I just want to walk the grounds with Chiron and see the cabins and the training fields. I want to play capture the flag in the woods and visit the attic of the Big House. It would be so freaking cool. Why has someone not actually made a campground based off Camp Half-Blood? Why?!
The Rampion from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: I don’t know if this counts as a place, but I want to step on The Rampion starship and just witness the crew at work. I want to fly into outer space and look out of the windows, maybe listen to Iko’s voice over the sound system or help Thorne make adjustments to his baby. It would be glorious.
Prince Edward Island from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery: Ever since I read Anne of Green Gables years ago, I’ve wanted to visit Prince Edward Island, specifically the place where Green Gables is. I know Prince Edward Island is a real place, so this might be the one setting on this list I could actually go visit. I just haven’t gotten there yet. Someday.
Castle Forelli from River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren: I pretty much have this wanderlust desire to travel everywhere in the world, but after reading the River of Time books by Lisa T. Bergren, I’ve fall in love with Italy, specifically 14th century Italy. I want to visit Castle Forelli to experience the Middle Ages, maybe watch knights in training or witness how they survived day in and day out. Of course, I wouldn’t want to stay there permanently because of the whole Black Plague thing, but the Italian countryside sounds too swoon-worthy to pass up!
What bookish places would you want to visit, fictional or real? Don’t forget to join the link-up!