Books and Places: A Top Ten List


Happy Tuesday! As we all know, one of the best parts of reading is being able to go anywhere in the world…from the comfort of your bed. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, has us talking about the ten places books have made us want to visit.

1. Hogwarts/Hogsmeade/Platform 9 3/4/The Burrow/Everywhere – Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

2. Alice Island – The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

3. The Island of Guernsey – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

4. Paris in the 1920’s – Z by Therese Fowler, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood, everything Fitzgerald and Hemingway

5. Bod’s Cemetery – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

6. Hampden College – The Secret History by Donna Tartt

7. Amsterdam (17th century or present day) – The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton/The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

8. Gatsby’s House – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’m positive there are more, but for now, this is where I wish I could go! Where would you go if you could be anywhere, real or fictional?

*Beautiful illustration of The Burrow by Keith James*


  1. Amen to #1. I NEED Hogwarts to be real. Siiiiiiiiiiigh… I have, however, been to Platform 9 3/4. The entrance anyway. I couldn’t get through the magical barrier, but I got a photo taken with the sign. King’s Cross Station, FTW!

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