Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
Have you ever just wanted to curl up inside the pages of a book?
But seriously, sometimes authors have the ability to portray a place so beautifully that I just want to live there. This happens to me a lot with fantasy settings, but for this week’s post I wanted to stick to places that really exist in real life. Also, I limited myself to places that I’ve never been to, although after reading the books mentioned below, I suddenly developed a desire to move there.
- Seattle, Washington – The setting for The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon is perfect for me, especially since I love the rain!
- Jaipur, India – Alka Joshi brought this beautiful pink city to life in The Henna Artist, and between the vibrant city life and the gorgeous buildings, living here would give me plenty of time to sightsee and learn about the incredible culture.
- Maui, Hawaii – I’ve been to part of Hawaii in the past, and it is such a gorgeous place. After reading about it in The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren, I want to move there and see all that the island has to offer!
- Key West, Florida – I have been to South Florida for basically every single vacation I’ve ever taken in my entire life. But I’ve never been to the Keys, and after reading Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras, I was so ready to pick up and move to this little community. Surround me with water and Cuban food and I’ll be such a happy girl!
- Shanghai, China – This city just sounded so amazing in Chloe Gong’s These Violent Delights. I love being immersed in a culture that is different from my own, and from what I understand, it is absolutely gorgeous! Plus … I’m sure the food is delicious.
- Rome, Italy – Of course I want to visit Rome! The culture, the sightseeing, the food, the sound of the Italian language, and the gelato? Why wouldn’t I want to visit Rome? After reading How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi, I desperately wanted to go.
- Moscow, Russia – This is another place I’ve always wanted to go. Although A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles took place during the Russian Revolution, it made me want to move to Moscow and just explore as much as I could.
- London, England – Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams made me want to move to London. It doesn’t always make London sound perfect, but it does sound like a fun and interesting place to live and explore. Plus, it has the perk of raining a lot, which I love.
- Dominican Republic – Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo resurrected my desire to live in the Dominican Republic. Another island nation, with beautiful scenery, delicious food, and gorgeous weather? Sounds perfect to me.
- Paris, France – Oh, you know I had to include this one, especially after reading The GIlded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. It’s supposed to be the most romantic city in the world, full of history, and known for the food and wine, making it the perfect destination. If only I could speak French …
What are the destinations that you’ve wanted to move to after reading about it?
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