TOP TEN TUESDAY
January 26, 2016
It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic was a freebie and I chose to share ten places/settings mentioned in books that I’ve also visited!
- ARUBA | Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas: We went to Aruba for our honeymoon! Thankfully did not visit the jail…
- THE SEARS TOWER | When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill: If you’re from Chicago, you will NEVER call it the Willis Tower.
- NAPERVILLE, IL | Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan: My husband lived in Naperville, my aunt currently lives there, and I’ve spent loooots of time there throughout my life!
- BOSTON, MA | The Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern: I had only passed through Boston before but spent some quality time there last month thanks to ALA!
- LAS VEGAS, NV | The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt: Took my first and only trip to Vegas so far when I was 23. I really want to go back! It’ll be a totally different experience now.
- HISTORICAL REENACTMENT VILLAGE | Past Perfect by Leila Sales: Okay, so the one in the book was fictional, but it reminded me of when I visited Colonial Williamsburg when I was a kid!
- ROCKY MOUNTAINS, CO | The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler: The Book of Broken Hearts also featured a fictional town but the characters traveled through the Rockies in Colorado.
- DEVIL’S LAKE, WI | Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone: I was stunned to hear mention of Devil’s Lake in Time Between Us! It’s my mom’s favorite spot on Earth.
- INDIANAPOLIS, IN | The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: I’ve passed through and been to Indianapolis a few times!
- WASHINGTON, D.C. | The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: I haven’t been to DC since I was in 8th grade and I’m really dying to go back as an adul!
Which books feature places that you’ve been to? Any take place in your hometown/favorite vacation spot?? It’s so much fun to identify with places in books!!
13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – January 26, 2016: Top Ten Places In Books I’ve Visited”
Jance’s Joanna Brady and the Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead. The only problem I have with books set where I live, is when the places mentioned are wrong, it makes me crazy. Where did you get this information?
Oh my gosh I LOVE this topic! And I’ve never really thought about it before… I definitely want to take a “new look” at my books now. 😀
I’ve never been to Las Vegas but I’m hoping to make that a priority before I turn 30 haha.
There was an episode of Parks & Rec where Ron mentions the Sears Tower, and it didn’t occur to me until later that the episode was from after that whole mess. And then I wondered, does the rest of the country even know they changed (well, tried to change) the name? Or was it only big news here? #searstowerforever
This is such a cool topic! I wish I paid more attention to the places I visit when I read. I guess I kinda suck at paying attention to setting. I think it would be so fun, though, to take a trip one day and go to all the towns that my favorite books take place in (the non-fictional ones, of course).
What a coincidence – I JUST posted about my a field trip to a book setting (Cannery Row in California)! It’s super touristy now, but still worth a visit.
The Rocky Mountains are lovely, I wish I could live near mountains and revel in all the fluffy snow. I wouldn’t even mind scraping the ice off my car…
‘Bone Gap’ by Laura Ruby takes place in rural small-town Illinois, but the setting reminded me a lot of Iowa, where I used to live. (Cornfields, vast expanses, etc. etc.) So though I technically haven’t visited that setting, it really felt as though I had 🙂
Devil’s Lake? Seriously?! I already had The Time Between Us on my list, but now I REALLY need to read it. I love reading books that mention places I’ve been. So cool!
I love that you made a map! What a great idea!
I’m not even from Chicago and I will NEVER call it anything other than the Sears Tower. Don’t try to make it happen people!
Love this list. I need to visit some of these places in real life still.
This is a great topic choice! I have been to all of these but Aruba and Vegas. We were within an hour of Vegas but didn’t stop.
I can also agree that it will always be the Sears Tower. I grew up in Wisconsin and cannot think of it any other way. Plus I can never for the life of me remember what it is supposed to be now.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great rest of the week!
Fun topic! I always enjoy it when I read that book and think: oh, I know that place!
OMG! This is an awesome topic!! I don’t always remember where books are taking place. It’s usually nowhere where I would go for vacation because I don’t know what would be there to see. But I have traveled far and wide just to visit authors! 😉
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I did this topic today too. I only had 5 though. Platform 9 3/4 was the best.
What a fantastic idea for a TTT! I have read two series set where I live, J.A. Jance’s Joanna Brady and the Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead. The only problem I have with books set where I live, is when the places mentioned are wrong, it makes me crazy.