Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit. I read mainly SFF so I’ve had the opportunity to read so many interesting settings that we would never find in the real world. Here are some that have stuck out most to me over the years.
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman – Magic library? Check. Action and adventure? Check. Witty dialogue? Yup. Fierce female protagonist that takes no shit? Oh yeah. I would happily drop whatever I was doing to go frolic in Cogman’s Invisible Library. Sounds like a dream come true, if you ask me.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – “Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon is dark black ink.” I have never read a more atmospheric and generous described book as The Night Circus. I could imagine getting lost amongst the black and white tents for days with only the performers for silent company.
Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack – I want to walk in the dessert with a caravan, learning magic and earning friendship with these characters. I’m not sure it was so much the location in this book that made me want to go there or the characters. They were impossible not to love.
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J Maas – ~*~POSSIBLE SPOILERS~*~ I want to visit right at the very end of this story. When the war is over and the people, soldiers and civilians alike, have come out to celebrate. I want to stand in the streets and shout with them and look around to see the birth of a new world. How magical would that be?
Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine – Alright, while this book itself did not blow me away the world it is set it did. Magic, literal magic, manifested from books and stories. Books being one of the most special and valuable things you own. A world where stories are actual magic. I want to see that.
Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller – We have badass lady pirates, adventure, treasure, sword fighting, and more badass lady pirates. I want to join the crew and sail off into that horizon. Might need to take some motion sickness medicine with me but I am so there.
What book setting would you most like to see?