Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. Books can take you to many different wonderful places – both fictional and real. Here are ten places that I’ve wanted to visit due to reading.
Narnia from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I’d like to visit Narnia in any part of its history, when there’s snow everywhere thanks to the White Witch or when everything’s happier during Prince Caspian’s reign.
Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Who isn’t intrigued by Hogwarts?! I’d love to explore where all the stair cases lead and to hang out by the lake and Hagrid’s hut.
New York City thanks to the Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
I like how New York is just a back drop to Mia’s problems when dealing with being a princess. That being said I was always interested in New York and two years ago I did go visit the city and absolutely fell in love with the place – but I really want to go again!
Nea So Copros from Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Yes, it’s a dystopian city which isn’t exactly great but it’s in the future! I’d love to have a look round at the flying cars and humongous skyscrapers.
Gaitlin, South Carolina from the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
While Gaitlin itself might not be a real place I’d like to go to one of those rural towns in South Carolina to see how different they are to a rural town in England.
Stockholm, Sweden from The Millennium trilogy by Steig Larsson
Stockholm is probably just like any other busy major city to those who live there, but to those of us from different countries a new city is different and exciting. I have to say Stockholm doesn’t neccisarily get the best wrap from The Millennium trilogy but that makes me all the more intrigued.
Riyadh from Girls or Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
While the city of Riyadh and its culture is often seen in the novel as conflicting force against the characters, it’s restrictive in some ways but in others it is the home of family and security, Riyadh is such a different place to my own home that I’d love to visit. I’ve been to Dubai before and the girls in the book describe Dubai being so different to Riyadh that I’d like to see if that’s true fr myself.
The Old Kingdom from The Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix
Admittedly most of the time it seems things aren’t going well in the Old Kingdom, there’s Dead beings wandering around the place trying to cause death and destruction wherever they go, but I’d really like to visit the place. I’d especially like to see the Abhorsen’s house, that place looks weird yet wonderful.
Rivendell in Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Well Rivendell just sounds beautiful doesn’t it? I’m not sure how the elves would like little ol’ human me wandering around the place but it would be worth some cold shoulders.
Tronjheim in Farthen Dur from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paoloni
The Dwarfs capital city and the long-time refuge of the Varden (rebels against the King) is deep in the mountains. It sounds like an interesting place since the city is pretty much entirely underground but also beautiful thanks to the star sapphire called Isidar Mithrim.