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Today’s Top 10: Books Set In a Place I’d Love to Visit (real places or fictional)
1. The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery. I would love to run a bookshop on the beach!
2. The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand and Dog Friendly by Victoria Schade are both set on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. I’d love to live there.
3. Something Wilder by Christina Lauren. This is set in Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah.
4. Made in Manhattan and To Sir With Love by Lauren Layne. Both are set in New York City, and I would love to live there for a year.
5. Virgin River by Robyn Carr. I’d love to live in the fictitious town of Virgin River with Mel and Jack!
6. Lost and Found in Paris by Lian Dolan and Ballerina by Rachel Kapelke – Dade are both set in Paris.
7. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. This is set in the Galapagos Islands!
8. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Set on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Maybe just for the summer here!
9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I would think living in a secret garden would be beautiful.
10. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne. I always wanted to live in the 100-acre wood.
Which book locations do you want to live in? Comment below!
Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park are two places I loved going to with my parents when I was a kid. We used to go every year. Now, it’s too hot, lol. (I don’t do well in the heat even though our summers are routinely over 100 degrees.)
I’d also love to go to PE Island. My friends and I have talked about doing it as a girls’ trip. Great list! 😀
Oh great picks! I also thought of the woods in Winnie The Pooh 🙂 Having a bookshop by the beach, or being in a secret garden sounds ideal x
Thank you, Rose!
Wonderful choices! Price Edward Island is definitely on my bucket list, too. 🙂
Great choices for places to visit!
Thank you, Yvonne. This week was an easy prompt!
I have wanted to visit PEI since I read Anne of Green Gables. All sorts of places over the British Isles because of books, but also Egypt because of the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters.
Oh, I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt too!
Oh, I love this blog hop. I might start participating next week. I love your list, especially Hundred Acre Wood. Last year I was asked (in an ice breaker activity) where I would like to spend a day or something like that and my response was the Hundred Acre Wood. 🙂
It just sounds like a wonderful place to live. I hope you start doing the Top Ten Tuesday, it’s a lot of fun.
Aw, I love that you included Hundred Acre Wood. I would go and spend lazy days with Piglet and Pooh. 🙂
Yes! I would hope I wouldn’t get my head stuck in a honey pot!
A wonderful list with both fictional & non fictional places that all sound lovely 💕
Thank you, Jenny!
Virgin River 🙂 and PEI
Hope you get to some of these soon!
Thank you, Sarita! We’ll see!
I’d love to visit the “100 Aker Wood” ❤ Reading Anne of Green Gables made me want to visit Prince Edward Island, Canada, too. Great list this week, Wendy!
Thank you, Lectrice. the 100 Aker Wood and PEI both sound so peaceful.
I didn’t really stick with the prompt today, but if I had, my list would have included Avonlea and Virgin River. Both are such quaint, idyllic places. I’d definitely live in either one. Too bad they don’t actually exist 🙁
Right, if they did exist, they probably wouldn’t be as idyllic as they are proposed.
What a fun post! I’d like to visit all these places too! Come to visit me though Wendy as Virgin River is filmed in my area!
I did not know that, Jodie! I love the scenery in that show.
PEI and the hundred acre wood are dream spaces for me too. Part of why I love LM Montgomery’s books so much is their setting in PEI. Great set of choices Wendy🙂
Thank you, Mallika. I’d love to plan a long visit out to eastern Canada. I also want to go to Nova Scotia where I was born. But, it’s a long way from Arizona.
Who wouldn’t want to live in the 100 Acre Wood? 🙂
I know! It sounds like such a wonderful place.
Great choices. Since we can’t live in all of those places, I am happy to visit them via reading!
Great point! We’re lucky we enjoy reading and we can visit so many places.
Great choices! I’d love to live in Paris or Nantucket.
Thank you! So many wonderful places to visit.
Lovely choices! I’m so with you on the beach ones, and the ones in Paris, and the Galapagos! All fun places to go. 😀
I think so too! So many wonderful places to choose!
Lovely choices, Wendy. I’d love to run a bookshop on the beach.
Yes, that would be a dream job for sure!
There are so many wonderful places on your list! I love Jersey Shore boardwalks and New York City. I would love to go to Paris someday! 😍
So many places, so little time.
I love these choices, Wendy. I went with visit rather than live because as much as I would like to see them all, I am a homebody. I have been to Utah, but we never made it to Canyonlands Park.
My husband is a homebody, I think I could manage to live anywhere!
I haven’t seen anyone else have a book for the Galapagos Islands! Very creative. Nantucket would be cool too. And there are so many places to go in the world, I’d take ANY of them!
Thanks for the visit. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
You’re right, Terrie. So many places to go.
Oooh Virgin River, yes I do love those fictional little towns – and that reminds me that S4 is on Netflix, I should queue that up!
I started it, but I have to get back and finish it.
I haven’t read any of these.
Thanks for stopping by, Nadene!
The 100 Aker Wood- would love to go there! PEI as well. The secret garden… and the Galapagos! I’ve always wanted to go there. Love your list. 🙂
Thank you, Greg! Wouldn’t we all have fun in the 100 Aker wood!
I live in NYC! I love living here.
Oh wow! I’ve always wanted to go there, but have never had a chance to visit. What a wonderful place to live!
Living in a secret garden would be so cool.
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I agree! I think it would be fun!
These all seem like fun places to visit. I wouldn’t mind visiting that national park.
I love the National Parks!
I didn’t know that Something Wilder took place in Canyonlands. I’d definitely like to visit there.
It’s a wonderful park. I’ve only seen a bit of it and I want to go back and explore it more.
Awesome choices Wendy.💜
Thank you, Susan
I have PEI on my list this week as well!
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
It sounds like such a lovely place!
We should all totally move to the Hundred Acre Wood! 😍
Yes! I want to hang out with Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga and Roo, and all the rest!
A bookstore on the beach? Absolutely. And I’d love to join you and Pooh in the 100 acre wood.
Wouldn’t that be fun!
Great choices, Wendy!!
Thank you, Cindy
I love the way that books can transport you to so many different places. It’s also lovely sometimes to be able to visit somewhere and see the actual location. Love these choices Wendy.
Thank you, Jannette. I agree!
All those locals I’d love to visit (or revisit) too.
Thank you, Tessa! So many wonderful places to visit, just not enough time or money!
I like the sound of Something Wilder by Christina Lauren, that’s a place I’d like to go to.
I love Southern Utah, it’s one of my favorite places to visit.