Ten Places in Books we’d love to Live / Die / Travel in

Posted March 30, 2021 by elzaread in Top Ten Tuesday / 35 Comments

Greetings all you wonderful Humans! How many of you have had the privilege to go travelling over the passed year? Or even better, moved to your dream destination? Life really wasn’t all that much fun the last year, but at least we can still travel and move to our favorite destinations in books. Books never fail on us. 

Todays prompt for Top Ten Tuesday, is Places in Books we’d love to live in. But before you can decide where you really want to live, you first need to travel there. And if you are 100% sure that you found your dream destination to live in, you can find your dream destination to die in.

We are going to cheat a bit, or not really cheating, rather just save time and take care o the earth and recycle a post. A couple of weeks ago, I used a similar idea for Friday Fives and listed 5 places we’d love to visit, because of books. We will use them again, because we would still love to travel there. And then we’ll add 5 new ones. 

1. Guernsey from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

2. Rio de Janeiro from The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

3. Isle of Man from Arrivals and Arrests by Diana Xarissa

4. New Caledonia from Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

5. Egypt from The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

For our last 5 book choices, we will take the game a bit more serious and think of places we would love to actually live in, or die in. Or be immortalized in. 

6. Burgh Island, Devon from Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie – My Mommy loves books set in England and I think she would love to live in England. But that weather, it will never work. We will constantly be depressed. Unless we move to Burgh Island. Island are always sunny, aren’t they?

7. Chesapeake Bay from The Inn and Eagle Point by Sherryl Wood – We might never read the books, but the TV series sure does depict a perfect little world. Things go wrong with the family yes, but at the end of every day, they eat smores and laugh around a campfire. That can work for us too!
8. Transylvania from Dracula by Bram Stoker – Do you also have problems with controlling your TBR list? Have you realized that you will have to live to about 376 years of age to complete it? Perfect solution. Move to Transylvania, Romania and hang around Bran’s Castle every night after sundown. You might just get lucky and receive an immortal kiss that will make sure you will be able to get through your TBR list on your own leisure time. You don’t have to eat, sleep or exercise at all. You can just read. 
Our last two places, might be the two most probable places to be murdered in, in the whole wide fictional world. Statistically, you have about 67% chance to be murdered here.  Not that we would like to be murdered, but I guess there can be worse places to die in. Your best chance of survival, is to always, always be part of the investigation team. Nope, you don’t need to be a police detective. If you can pull of being a wise-ass crime writer and amateur sleuth, you will have a long and prosperous life in both:


Which of our chosen destinations would you love to visit? Any you would really like to live in? And how comfortable would you be to die in one of our choices?
Remember to pay each other a visit and to add your link to Jana over @ That Artsy Reader Girl.
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35 responses to “Ten Places in Books we’d love to Live / Die / Travel in

  1. Haha! I loved your twist! I would love to at least visit your top 3, and I probably need to live twice that amount to complete my TBR. Suddenly being a vampire is sounding not so bad… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I only watch the series of Chesapeake Shores and it really does seem to be beautiful. I've been to Egypt and would go back for sure. Transylvania, just a quick visit and in the daylight!

  2. I wouldn't even set foot in Midsomer county, lol ! Just watching the TV show is fine with me. I've never been to Guernsey, but Jersey and Sark, that's close enough (and safe, and beautiful). When I first saw Transylvania, my eyebrows reached the ceiling, but ok, your argument is valid ^^

    • I would really like to visit England one day. But it will have to be for like a month. Would love to visit Devon and the Agatha Christie museum.

  3. Great list! Egypt made another list this week. Can't believe I forgot Cabot Cove. I would definitely live there. We travel over the Chesapeake Bay on our way to NC each year. It's very pretty.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

    • Hi Cheryl! I think Maine is overall quite a lovely place. Not that I've been there, but would love to go. Egypt I've been to yes and will definitely go there again.

    • I have students in my class whose parents come from Romania. They are pretty normal, so maybe it's not that bad to go there….But just for a short visit.

  4. I feel like I'd be happy in devon (and anywhere in England, let's be honest). And Rio de Janeiro would be a wonderful place to visit, I would think. Looks so beautiful there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It's nice to see there are benefits to vampirism!

    • I really want to visit England and yes, anywhere in England. I always wanted to go to Rio and hopefully it will still happen one day…!

  5. Well, I like the first 8 choices at least, LOL. But it would be nice to have unlimited time to go through my TBR. Hopefully I'll have a huge library in Heaven. Then I'd have unlimited time, right?

    • Hi Brooke! Yes yes yes! I am also one of those people who are convinced that Heaven must be some kind of library. I'm convinced the Good Lord will hear our prayers.

  6. These are great! I'll have to second the Guernsey Isles after reading that book! It's great to travel by books first and then find a way to visit IRL. Love these selections. I'll have to add some of these to my TBR pile!

    • Hi Heather! I agree completely. Visit in the books first and then go and travel there. One of these days we'll be able to do that again!

  7. Oh id love to go to Guernsey! Just added that book onto my ever growing tbr… Also I love your writing style, some of the comments you made referring to Transylvania made me chuckle – hopefully we'd be turned immortal rather than killed when visiting there! ?

    • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a brilliant read and you will find many a blogger who will agree with me and be willing to share notes with you.

      I don't really want to be a vampire, but don't want to be killed by one either. Choices choices…

  8. "Do you also have problems with controlling your TBR list? Have you realized that you will have to live to about 376 years of age to complete it? Perfect solution. Move to Transylvania, Romania and hang around Bran's Castle every night after sundown. You might just get lucky and receive an immortal kiss that will make sure you will be able to get through your TBR list on your own leisure time. You don't have to eat, sleep or exercise at all. You can just read." Haha! Perfect!

    • Thanks Debbie! Glad you enjoyed it. I'm really on a bit of a holiday go-slow and my creativity is a bit drained. I feel as if I glitch here and there!

  9. "Statistically, you have about 67% chance to be murdered here." Bwahaha. Don't they have a movie too, on Hotel Transylvania?! This would actually make a very cool post on Top 10 Hotspots for Murders. I am sure Christie / Elizabeth Peters loved Egypt for this purpose. ?
    ~Lex

    • HI Lex! That is such a brilliant idea!!! Please send it to Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. I would be the first to sign up for that TTT!

      Yes, there is a movie Transylvania and it's good humorous.