Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Top Ten Grandest Places in Books

1. The Cemtery of forgotten Books (Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon) - A mysterious place full of books in the heart of Barcelona. That's just grand!

2. Mount Everest (Into thin Air by Jon Krakauer) - It must be sheerly breathtaking to stand on top of the highest mountain our world has to offer. Or visting a the base camp, where people meet and expose themselves ton one of the roughest, cold and windy places.

3. Lisbon (Nighttrain to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier) - I had to add it because it's going to be the destination of my travels this year.

4. Gion in Kyoto (Geisha district), Japan (Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden) - That's a historic place I would have wanted to visit, when it was still what it was. You know waht I mean, right?

5. Bookholm, Zamonia (The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers) - A magical world where reading is a remarkable adventure.

6. The Secret Garden (The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett) - Wouldn't it be nice to set out for a childish adventure in a nice hidden garden once in a while?

7. London (Imagine Londo by Anna Quindlen) - I love London. I love books about London. And I love books about books set in London. That's it.

8. Paris (The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery and Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda) - Here applies the same as above for London.

9. The Circus (Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen) - Imagine to join a circus like it was in the olden days...

10. An autistic world like the one in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Just out of curiosity.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


  1. Wow, kudos on the Cemetary of Forgotten Books, I didn't even think of that! Very cool list :)

  2. man how did I forget the secret garden?! great list!! thanks for the comment :)

  3. Mount Everest would be the coolest place ever! It's as close to space as a person could get without leaving the planet.

  4. I love that s many people are mentioning London! It's my favorite city in the entire world.

    Also, I am now kicking myself for forgetting the Secret Garden!! This is why reading everyone's lists is so awesome!

  5. Yes, I've always wanted to visit the Secret Garden!

  6. Very comprehensive list!  Bookholm???  I'm totally adding that book to my TBR pile.  Great call on Gion.

  7. Very diverse list. Reading Into Thin Air made me never want to climb mountains. Ever. I'm sure it is exhilarating though.

    Check out my list here

  8. Oh...I love this post! I'm always looking for books set in countries (or giving me a glimpse of culture). Thanks for sharing this list!