Monday, April 19, 2010

Listful Mondays: Book Places I Want to Visit/See

Book places I want to see/visit.

I have decided that for this list, I will only include places that actually exist. Like on our planet. And not in alternate dimensions or versions of our planet. I'll save those places for another list - next week in fact. Though now I'm worried that my list will be short as I'm a better fantasy reader than a world reader. We shall see. It isn't Long Listful Mondays - any list will do. And I doubt this will be an exhaustive list, as frankly, I'm exhausted. (I've taken to writing my Listful posts on Sunday night since I can't get it up before noon on Monday otherwise.)

Book Places (on this earth) I Want to See/Visit and the Book Behind the Why:
  1. Canadian wilderness - Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  2. England - SO many...Jane Austen, Jane Eyre, Crispin: the Cross of Lead by Avi, Possession by A. S. Byatt, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, etc...
  3. Ireland - Lara and the Gray Mare by Kathleen Duey
  4. Germany - the Book Thief
  5. Guernsey - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  6.  the Ozarks - Christy by Catherine Marshall
  7. Prince Edward Island - Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  8. those Cro-Magnon sites in France (and other ancient peoples and cave paintings) - The Clan of the Cave Bear and sequels by Jean M. Auel
  9. Antarctica - Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong
  10. the great plains - Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  11. the Atlantic Ocean - Firefly Beach by Luanne Rice
  12. the Arctic - The Iceberg Hermit by Arthur J. Roth
  13. New England - The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  14. New Zealand - Once an Angel by Teresa Medeiros
A Few Observations (in List Form!):
  1. These are not necessary places I'd like to vacation or hang out, but places I'd at least like to see.
  2. These are FARFARFAR from all the places I'd like to visit/see/vacation at, just places I've actually read about.
  3. Some of the books listed are not among my favorites, some I'm even embarrassed to list, but they stuck with me because of place. (Though some are absolutely among my favorites!)
  4. I have not traveled our real world very extensively! 
  5. I have read books of other locations, but they are usually historical and oft times not appealing to visit or likely untraceable. (Say stone age forests or the middle of the sea...)
 As always, I'd love to see your lists! (And maybe some suggestions as to books that have really great real world locations...)

{Next week: Book Places Not of This World that I Want to Visit/See}


  1. What a coool idea. I like this list. The first one that comes to mind is Forks (Twilight).

  2. Hi Julie!

    Apologize that I'm leaving a comment not directly related to this post (although I can add that I would like to visit...anywhere I'm not currently at! I'm always itching to travel. Anywhere from small Midwest towns to large, exotic countries), but I could not find contact info for you.

    I wanted to get in touch with you and let you know that I am currently representing a middle grade fiction book that would be a perfect read for either you or Jadyn.

    A PLACE FOR DELTA incorporates Alaska, a mystery, and polar bears, oh my! lol.

    Please email me and I will provide you with a full description. I'm looking forward to working with you both!

    All Best,
    Lisa Roe
    Online Publicist

  3. I was thinking, I think the books I read always make me want to visit a time period more than a physical place ;) odd huh?

  4. I made a list again! Loved this one. Here's my list.

  5. What a great idea! Put me down for Barcelona because of Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Even though I didn't like the book all that much, the setting is fantastic.

  6. Oh, you inspired me to create my own list here!

  7. I created my own list here...

    Just ran across your blog today.

  8. What a great idea! I've always wanted to go to Prince Edward Island because of Anne too! And wouldn't it be wonderful to go to the magical sanctuary of Fablehaven?
    Thanks for your comment about children's books on my blog. In looking through your Goodreads list, I can tell we have similar interests and I am following you. :)