Top Ten Worlds that Made Me Want to Visit

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I just want to go there. I know it totally wouldn't be safe, and not a cool vacation spot (heck, pretty much none of the spots I will list is going to be vacation type spots lol), but I just love the Throne of Glass world so much, that I would love to be able to visit it.

2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Obviously, this is one place I could actually visit, though sadly I haven't visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I will one day though. I swear it!

3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I find history so interesting. I realize that a lot of historical fiction is romanticized (these books, I think a little less so), but I would love to experience how it was to live in eighteenth century Scotland with all those men in kilts!

4. Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce. I would love to visit Tortall. It's one of those places that impacted me so strongly when I was in middle school, and even at age 24, I would love to visit Tortall if only for a day.

5. Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. I read this book and immediately fell in love! I would love to live in the mountain with the rest of the trolls and make changes. It definitely would be dangerous, but I think I crave the adventure.

6. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. I think this was be a cool/odd dystopian world to live in. I find the high fantasy aspects really awesome and the dystopian qualities intriguing. I would love to build this kingdom up right alongside the queen.

7. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Do I really need to explain this? I think it would be so awesome to visit the Shire and walk the plains of Rohan and meander through the streets of Gondor. I just need this in my life.

8. Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale. This series is full of different worlds, and I want to visit ALL OF THEM! Such diversity in worlds would be so awesome to experience!

9. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. I mean let's be honest, as long as Galbatorix is no longer in power, I would love to visit all the places. I would probably live among the elves and be 100% content about it.

10. Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I only just recently read this book, but it's intriguing enough to say that I would like to visit it just to see what it would be like to live in a world like this. 


  1. It's kind of funny: I've seen a bunch of old photos of my Scottish ancestors, and none of them were wearing kilts! Of course, this was in the 19th century and not the 18th. I wonder how often they actually wore them. I love seeing a man in a kilt!

    I'm not familiar with any of the other locations, except for the ones in Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. Both of those fictional settings would be cool places to visit, if they actually existed (though a nice trip through the English countryside might get you pretty close)!

    1. Really? Well for a bit there in the 1700s and 1800s, I think the wearing of tartan was banned, and since the clans broke apart during that time, it no longer held its significance. When I was over in England a few years back, I saw a few Scotsmen wearing kilts. They mostly wear the for special occasions and such nowadays, but in Scotland you will find it more and more.

      Wow, really? You should get on reading those books. This is practically my favorite books list. Speaking of Harry Potter, I was 15 minutes away from visiting where they filmed the Great Hall portion of HP. It's in Oxford, but they closed 15 minutes before I got there... boo...


Copyright © 2014 Of Spectacles and Books
Template and Design by New Chapter Designs