Ten Bookish Settings I’d Be Delighted to Visit

Once again linking up with The Broke and Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday weekly feature. This week we’re supposed to talk about ten bookish settings we’d like to visit. One of the cool things about this prompt is I’ve gotten to visit some of the bookish places that I longed to visit the most – so that makes me little heart happy.

I’ve decided to go all with places that I really could visit (as opposed to fantasy setting/historical times). Hopefully one day I’ll be able to look back on my list and realize I’ve checked them all off. 😉

  1. Alaska – Goodness! I don’t even know how many books I’ve read that takes place in Alaska, but each one draws me in and makes me long to visit
  2. Ireland & Iceland – The Viking Quest series. Y’all. I need to read these books again. It’s been about nine years.
  3. The Continental Divide – Over the Divide folks was a book I’ll forever treasure. I know I say this a lot, but I really want to hike the Continental Divide!
  4. The White House – Again, I don’t have a specific book that makes me want to visit the White House, there’s just so many (both fiction and nonfiction) that make it sound intriguing.
  5. Scotland – James Herriot’s book for kids. These stories were read to me, and then by me, probably hundreds of times. Imagine how excited I was when I actually became a goat farmer for a few years when I was in my teens. Dream come true, much?
  6. Isreal – Biblical fiction for the win. So many titles. Plus, of course, the Bible itself.
  7. Egypt – Ditto to the above. Yes, oh yes. So much to see, so much that took place there. So many accounts to recall. It would be a dream come true for sure.
  8. The Swiss Alps – I’ve been to Switzerland, and sat in the shadow of the Swiss Alps, but I want to explore them some day. Oh goodness, that would be delightful.
  9. The Oregon Trail – My childhood was spent reading books about the Oregon Trail. I don’t even hardly remember a time when I didn’t want to see it for myself.
  10. Western Montana – I’ve been to Eastern Montana and it was delightful, but once again, I’ve read a lot of books that were set in Western Montana and #please

Where would YOU go if you could travel to some bookish place? (That exists in real life.)

14 thoughts on “Ten Bookish Settings I’d Be Delighted to Visit

  1. sosobooks100 says:

    My father was obsessed with Vikings a couple of days ago and he binge-watched the entire thing in, like, two weeks. ALL FOUR SEASONS. It must really be a great show!
    OMG. I wish I could go to all of these places! I’m glad you chose destinations that actually exist, which we could go to if we went on a trip at some point. Visiting new places is so exciting.
    Great List!

    My TTT: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/05/Top-Ten-Bookish-Settings-I%E2%80%99d-Love-To-Visit

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Goodness! I’ve never heard of that show, but it sounds like it must be pretty amazing to watch the entire thing. 🙂
      Visiting new places IS one of my favorite things to do! I feel very blessed with all the travel I’ve gotten to do so far.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      YES! Books are the next best thing to actually traveling. 😉 Well, books and also getting to know people from the different countries. Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Sue h says:

    Hi! I’d like to visit those places as well! If really love to visit the Amazon river after reading some great missionary biographies from missionaries to SA. If also love to see Scotland bc I grew up reading James Herriot as well. I’d also like to see Germany! Thanks for an interesting read!

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