Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

One of my first posts on this blog was a Top Ten Tuesday post, and I think that was the moment I realised how much I love books, blogging and taking bookish photos. Since were nearing the end of the year, and I haven’t done a TTT in a long time, I thought why not end the year with a fun topic? Out of all topics in December, I chose this one about settings. I love fictional places, and here are my ten favourites!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.

Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

I’m absolutely addicted to the Court of Thorns & Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, so I have to start this list with Velaris! The City of Starlight just seems so incredible!

Hogwarts has to be real, right? But it’s still a bookish setting, so I’m using it, ha! I’m more like a Muggle than a Witch, but I do really love the books and movies, so I just have to visit the school for Witchcraft and Wizardry!

Next on my list is Henrietta because the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater is my absolute favourite and 30 Fox Way, where Blue lives with her family, sounds like such a fantastic home.

The Night Circus is considered a setting, right? Because holy moly, it’s one of the most incredible books I’ve ever read and it just seems like such a wonderful circus! Ugh, I want to reread it right now just from talking about it!

I’m always confused whether Idris is the city and Alicante the country, or the other way around in the Shadowhunter Chronicles… But it turns out Idris is the country, so that’s where I’d like to go! I’ve wanted to visit the homeland of the Nephilim ever since I picked up City of Bones. It seems so epic!

Caraval had intrigued me from the moment I first picked up the Dutch edition. It’s not really a circus, or a place, but it’s like one huge, real life game and that makes it a setting?! I don’t know, it’s a bit confusing, but it’s so cool!

I absolutely LOVED Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows, so The Fallen Isles have to be on this list! Plus, theres’ dragons. Who doesn’t love dragons!? Also, I really love how all these isles have different beliefs and ways of life!

Aecor City is nice this time of year, right? I honestly don’t have clue, but it’s Wilhelmina’s home in The Orphan Queen (also) by Jodi Meadows, so I just have to pay a visit!

Rifthold from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is one of my all time favourite fictional cities. I’m not sure why, honestly. It’s probably because I’ve read so much about it! Anyway, this is definitely a setting that has got to be on this list.

Finally, the Autumn Kingdom from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch can’t miss on this list! Autumn is my favourite season and Snow Like Ashes is one of my favourite trilogies, so it seems like this is the place to be for me!

What bookish settings would you like to visit?

  • So many good choices!! Rifthold is one of my faves as well. Anything Throne of Glass is. Anyway, Grishaverse is on my list too. Yes, without Kaz I’d be probably dead after a couple of days hehehe. Here’s mine TTT

    • Thank you! I haven’t read anything from the Grisha! I reeeaally want to, though! I’ve heard such amazing things! 😇

  • Omg I love these!! I am SO with you on Caraval!! I want to play. 😂😂 It was so weird and creepy and magically awesome?! Also I desperately want to go to Hogwarts and Idris. Also Red London from Kell’s A Darker Shade Of Magic! And I mean of Henrietta. 😍 HENRIETTA. I also want to live in Blue’s house, I hope that counts as a setting haha.

    • Ahahah I’d read the Dutch edition of Caraval before the English one came out and I was just FREAKING OUT about how good it was but no one really knew about it yet 😅😂 AND OMG RED LONDON?!?!!? YES PLEASE! I actually had it on my list but then took it off because I don’t own the physical Shades of Magic books and I wanted all the books in the photo 😫😂 And of course, Henrietta is the absolute best. Also yes, IT IS a setting. 😉

  • Great choices! I’d love to spend an evening or two at The Night Circus.
    My TTT this week

    • Thank you! It would be wonderful to visit The Night Circus, right?! 🙂

  • The Night Circus is one of my favorite bookish settings EVER. The writing in that book was on point and it really made everything come to life. I totally agree on that one. Also, I haven’t read Caraval yet, but I really want to. I highly enjoy Circus books, and I’m actually currently reading one, Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody. I got Caraval all the way back in January but still haven’t read it. It’s on my TBR, though.
    AMAZING post!!! <3

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    • I’m sure you’ll LOVE Caraval! I haven’t read Daughter of the Burning City yet, but it sounds like soooo much fun and I really hope to pick it up soon. 😉

  • With you on Caraval and Hogwarts of course. Clearly I need to read Before She Ignites if there are dragons. *.*

    • Yes, yes, yes! Before She Ignites is absolutely wonderful! It was the first dragon book I ever read and if you like dragons, I’m sure you’ll love it! 😉

  • Lisa Loves Lit

    Idris and Hogwarts and Henrietta, all ones I want to go to as well! Great picks!
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    • Thank you! They’re wonderful fictional places, aren’t they? 😉

  • Jo Elliott

    Several of these are on my list this week too!
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    • Hahah, that’s great! I’ve seen quite a few people use the same settings and it just proves how wonderful they are. 😊

  • dominique_x

    AH! I love this article. I can’t choose which book setting I want to visit, haha. Probably Hogwarts, but I would love to visit the Night Circus or the setting in Caraval too!

    • Hehe, thank you! It’s really hard to pick just one, right? Hogwarts is obviously amazing, but I really think I love a Circus/Caraval-like setting a little better… 😉

  • I’m 110% with you on Velaris! Maas makes that place sound so incredible. <3