Books are magical and there are so many quotes about books transporting you to anywhere and everywhere while being rooted in your cozy reading nook, wherever it is. But then are some places in books that, given the chance and (im)possibility, I would totally love to visit. And that is what we are exploring in today’s edition of top ten over at the Broke and the Bookish – top ten bookish settings.
Today’s list is those totally fictional places (and a few of these, we can kind of visit).
- The Faraway Tree from Enid Blyton’s ‘Faraway Tree Series‘
- Narnia – of course!!
- Locations from the Harry Potter series (well, this must be on most lists) – specifically Hogwarts and Diagon Alley – this we can almost-kind-of visit at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando (and a part of it in Universal Studios in LA)
- The Circus in ‘The Night Circus‘
- Hobbiton in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ – Another location we can actually visit in Matamata, New Zealand.
- Coraline’s world
- The bookstore and a couple of other cool locations in Robin Sloan’s ‘Mr.Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ – and this fictional setting would have been right here in San Francisco!
- The Sea of Stories in Salman Rushdie’s ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’
- The fictional town of Malgudi in R.K. Narayan’s ‘Malgudi Days’
- Real bookish places – And then there are always bookstores and libraries that are also bookish settings that I would love to visit… 🙂