Sunday Book Club: Bookish Bucket Lists

August 7, 2016 Sunday Book Club 22


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Good Sunday morning to you, my friends!! Today on the Book Club, I want to talk about Bookish Bucket Lists. Those places you want to visit, or things you want to do, that are somehow related to books.

This weekend, I read The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson and now I want to vacation on Prince Edward Island. It’s been added to my own personal bookish bucket list. Some other places I want to visit on my hypothetical bookish tour are:

  • the New York Public Library
  • the Corrie Ten Boom house in Amsterdam
  • Platform 9 3/4
  • C.S. Lewis tour of England
  • Jane Austen tour of England

Since I don’t fly…. the New York Public Library is probably the only feasible one on this list LOL. Oh well.

Ok, now it’s your turn. What are some bookish places you’d like to visit? Or bookishy things you’d like to do?


22 Responses to “Sunday Book Club: Bookish Bucket Lists”

  1. Phyllis Barlow

    After reading Nancy Thayer’s books, I would love to visit Nantucket. Also, having devoured all of Dorothy Benton Frank and Anne River Siddons’ books I’ve wanted to visit the South Carolina Low Country. I got to (somewhat) fulfill that one. I attended a wedding in Charleston, SC. and on the way to and from the airport I saw all the turn-off signs for Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, ect. It was so exciting!! Even though I didn’t get a chance to visit any of them on that trip, it was thrilling to realize these were REAL places, not just names in a book.

    • Carrie

      oh! yes! nantucket!! I forgot about that – it’s on my list too after reading Cathy West’s book The Things We Knew!!

  2. Rachel Dixon

    Basically tour all of the east coast, lighthouses, England….Europe…. The world….bit more specifically Highckere Castle and London….which is happening in 2018!

  3. Buffy Scott

    So first I have to say you can always take a boat to England!

    Next, places I’d like to visit. Georgia, pretty much any plantation. Texas, especially The Alamo. Obvs, got to visit England, France, & Italy. But also Scotland to see some Highland Castles ? Plus, your list too. Then Louisiana & the French Quarter. Plus I doubt one could travel abroad in a bookish setting trip without traveling on The Orient Express ??

    • Carrie

      oh yes – The Orient Express would be a must, wouldn’t it? The boat idea is worth checking out!!! lol!

  4. Beckie B.

    My book club has had some great field trips over the year. Atlanta for The Swan House and Searching for Eternity by Elizabeth Musser. Savannah for Savannah from Savannah by Denise Hildreth Jones. St Simons Island for Eugenia Price books. So I’d like to continue the fun. Yorkshire for James Herriot books. The Peaks for Austen. Etc. I also want to go to Scotland to visit the town that is a bookstore Mecca.

    I went to the NY Public Library last December. Very very cool. But …. Make sure to visit the annex to see actual books.

  5. Carolyn Miller

    I fulfilled a bookish dream last year, visiting my sister in England, which meant visiting London, Bath, Brighton and both of the grand estates used as Pemberley! LOVED!!!

  6. Rebecca Maney

    Oh wow, what a good question. After reading “Five Days in Skye” by Carla Laureano, I started pinning pictures of the Isle of Skye . . . . . would love to go there. And after reading “Close to You” by Kara Isaac, I would love that Tolkien tour. Same with “The Things We Knew” by Catherine West. I have an entire Nantucket PInterest board.

  7. Arec Rain

    I want to travel around visiting different libraries, just to experience them. They don’t even have to be famous or anything. I would also love the Jane Austen tour.

    • Carrie

      i want to visit several libraries too, besides the NYPL. Kansas City’s for one – love their book fence!

  8. Winnie Thomas

    I’d love to visit the New England area. I’ve been to parts of New York but would love to go to Massachusetts, Maine, etc. I’d love to go to Scotland again and also see the parts of England I haven’t been to–London and the southern part of England. I spent a day in Wales, but it would be fun to see more of that area and Cornwall. Then, while I’m at it I might as well hop over to Ireland. There are so many books set in these areas, and I love reading about them.

  9. Beth Erin

    We went to DeSmet, SD and visited the Ingalls homestead. I’d like to take a train ride through the Rockies, cruise up to Alaska, and live in a cooperative farming community (Valerie Comer Farm Fresh or Chautona Havig Past Forward/Hearth Land) 😀 You know, the regular stuff! And I won’t fly either so I guess Australia and New Zealand are out 🙁

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