You may have noticed that I haven’t been very active this past week. That’s because I was on vacation and I forgot my laptop at home. I just got back home and I thought this would be a great post to get me back into blogging.
Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books With X Setting (top ten books set near the beach, top ten book set in boarding school, top ten books set in England, etc). As with my previous top 10 post regarding locations, I will limit myself to books set in places I could realistically visit. Because I read way too much fantasy. Anyway, here it is.
1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This is fantasy, but part of the action takes place in Prague and I would really love to visit Prague. That is at the top of my “to-visit” list.
2. Heidi by Johanna Spiri
I read this when I was a kid. It takes place in Switzerland, namely in the Swiss mountains and I would really love to visit them.
3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
This takes place in the US. Now, I’ve read a lot of books that take place in the US, but The Darkest Minds has this road trip thing going on and takes place in quite a lot of places in the US, so I chose it because I would love to visit a lot of places in the US.
4. Soundless by Richelle Mead
I did not particularly like this book, but I do want to visit China. Soundless takes place somewhere in the Chinese mountains and I would really love to visit especially the rural areas of China.
5. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
This book takes place all over the world. The main character is Swedish, but he goes to so many places from Spain, to the US, to China, to Russia, to Iran, to Indonesia, to name a few and I would love to visit all of those places.
6. The Arabian Nights
I’ve always loved the story of Shahrazad and while I have not read all of the stories, I love the oriental setting and I would like to visit the Middle East.
7. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
One of my favourite classics, takes place mostly in France, but also in Italy and in more Oriental places. All places I would love visiting.
8. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
As the title suggests, this one takes place all around the world. And I would love to undertake a journey similar to Fogg’s.
9. The Inca’s Legacy by Karl May
This is a book I’ve unsuccessfully tried to read at least 5 times. However, It takes place in South America (I think the Andes, as far as I read) and I would love to visit South America in general and the Andes in particular.
10. Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba
I kept trying to think of a book that I read that took place in Japan, but I don’t think I’ve read any. So yeah, Death Note takes place in Japan. It’s a manga which I have not read, but I’ve seen the anime. So yeah, that counts, because I would really like to visit Japan.