Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set In a Place I’d Love to Visit (real places or fictional)

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Since traveling isn’t possible for me at the moment (kids, pets, COVID, the usual), I’ll stick to traveling via the books I’m reading.

Places I’d like to visit that I discovered in books:

The Continent from Andrezej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series.  I’d love to meet elves, dwarves, and of course, Jaskier!

Icewind Dale, home to Drizzt Do’Urden, Bruenor Battlehammer, and more interesting characters.

Romania.  This has been featured in many books, but Mark Edwards’ Follow You Home really reawakened the urge to visit.  Just as long as nothing insane happens to me, thanks.

This is a two-fer: Charlotte, North Carolina and Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Kathy Reich’s Temperance Brennan series has really made me want to explore both cities.

The futuristic version of the US and Canada as depicted in Sean Grigsby’s Smoke Eaters.  I mean, dragons exist in that world!

Not exactly a place, but I’d love to take a trip on The Heart of Gold – the ship from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.  I want to know what it’s like to experience the improbability drive for myself.

Dublin, Ireland.  Although, in Catherine Ryan Howard’s book 56 Days, the country is in COVID lockdown, it’s still high on my list of places to visit someday.

Burning Lake, NY, a small, but exciting little town featured in the Natalie Lockhart novels by Alice Blanchard.

North Devon as it appears in Ann Cleeves’ Two Rivers series.  Although, I’m not sure I’d survive the cold!

Bellamy Bay, the bustling little coastal town in Esme Addison’s Enchanted Bay series.  A town where mermaid magic is alive and thriving?  Count me in.

What are some places you’d like to visit, either in real life or through the pages of a good book?


  1. Fab list!

  2. I need to take a look at the Enchanted Bay series! It was a popular choice today.

    Ireland made my list as well, but for a different book.

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

  3. Oh my gosh Icewind dale. Right? Montreal and Dublin- yes. And the Hitchhiker’s ship- or lots of different places in that universe!

    Also, anywhere where there’s there’s mermaids. 🙂

    • Lasreviews says

      Yes! I just love the whole setting – dark elves and all.

      Can you imagine the places you’d go with Arthur and crew?

      Agreed. Mermaids are amazing. 😀

  4. I don’t think I’d be brave enough for the Improbability Drive!

  5. Great choice on The Witcher! There’s so much variety there, you could explore that setting forever.

  6. Some great locations there! And honestly, these days I’d be thrilled to go anywhere besides the grocery store!!
    Thanks for the visit. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  7. Geart list! Dublin would be amazing, as would the continent from The Witched (though maybe that’s mostly for Jaskier haha)

    • Lasreviews says

      Thanks! I’ve long been fascinated by Ireland. Hahaha – you caught me. I love that boisterous bard!

  8. Jaskier is the best! I’d go to the Continent just to meet him. Okay, the Witcher would be bonus eye candy. I’d be okay with that, too. 🙂

    • Lasreviews says

      Yes, he is! I love him in the books and Joey Batey is perfect playing him in the show.

      Ah yes, Geralt. The epitome of strong and silent. 😀

  9. Great list! I love that you brought up the Tempe Brennan series, because even though she investigates horrific crimes, the books still makes me want to visit both places – she always talks about how beautiful the cities she lives in are!

  10. Yes, for the Witcher!!! Those lands are so gorgeous and I would totally love to visit there. Great list!!

    • Lasreviews says

      I wasn’t expecting to get so much support for questing with Geralt and Jaskier, but I’m totally here for it! Thank you!

  11. Ooh nice list! Haven’t been to any of these places either. Totally wouldn’t say no to a trip to them either!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  12. I’ve only watched Bones, not read the books that inspired it, but it’s good to know the setting is just as good there! Great list.

    • Lasreviews says

      The books aren’t quite like the show, but they’re still good in their own right. Thanks for the visit!

  13. I love your choices, especially Dublin and Romania. Those are both bucket list trips for me. 🙂

  14. Fabulous list. Romania sounds like it would be lovely to visit. I’ve been to North Carolina dozens of times, but never in Charlotte. Montreal is lovely.

    I hope you get a chance to visit your book destinations. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

    • Lasreviews says

      I think it’d be interesting to visit Romania, so much history and a ton of wildlife. Montreal sounds lovely, hopefully one day!

  15. Temperance Brennan sounds like a cool series, and it combines two places from my past. I was born in North Carolina and visited Charlotte when I was young, but I don’t remember it well. I had the chance to visit Montreal during my freshman year of college for a conference. I think it would be cool to explore these places again through a good read 🙂
    claire @ clairefy

    • Lasreviews says

      It’s a great series. She’s a forensic anthropologist helping the police solve crimes. Fascinating work she does. Oh, how cool! I love it when things like that happen.

  16. I’ve been to western Canada many times, but that’s it. I’d love to explore other parts of the country. Montreal does sound like a fun place to visit! I also love the Temperance Brennan series.

    Happy TTT!


  17. I just said that to another blogger, at least with books, we can travel everywhere. I hope you will get to Ireland one day, it’s the best place in the world!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

  18. There are a lot of books I haven’t heard of on your list, but just from the little bits you said about them have me really curious and wanting to look them up. Thanks! 🙂

  19. Good choices! I’ve been to Dublin. It was a good experience and I would like to back some day. I have a 3 year old so any sort of travel is a mission! We have just come home from Wales and it wasn’t too bad, but there was an awful lot of packing!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    • Lasreviews says

      Let me tell you, my kids are 20 and 22 and I STILL don’t want to travel with them! Hahaha. So exciting to visit Dublin and Wales both.

  20. Ireland looks STUNNING! Another place I’d ideally someday enjoy seeing. Also, I always forget that the “Bones” show was based on books. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week; apologies it took my this long to visit here.

    • Lasreviews says

      It looks so green and lush! Bones is not much like the TV show, but I do still love both. 🙂 And no worries about visiting late – life happens. 🙂

  21. Fantastic choices, especially the real ones. I’d definitely love to travel to some of these places when time, COVID, and money allow. The fictional places don’t sound too bad either. 😀

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