TTT | Places in Books I’d Love to Live

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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Today’s theme is Places In Books I’d Love to Live. There are so many! It was hard to narrow it down, because I can see myself living in just about any beautiful setting. I love beachfront towns, though. I think it would be fun to be a local in a tourist town, especially if I could run a bookstore there…

Here’s my list:

  1. Plum Island – The Chain by Adrian McKinty. I’m from Boston, so this is the dream place to retire to from busy Boston work life.
  2. Small Town Alaska, such as in the Moose Springs series by Sarah Morgenthaler. I visited Alaska in 2019 and absolutely loved the little seaside tourist villages. 
  3. Newburyport, MA – Two Truths and A Lie. Boston is my favorite place that I’ve lived, but if I had kids I’d love to move out to Newburyport. Pat’s going to be a doctor, so maybe someday we’d be able to afford it…
  4. Northern WA – Do No Harm. My best friend’s mom lives on Whidbey Island north of Seattle and I absolutely love it there!
  5. Westport, WA – It Happened One Summer. See above!
  6. Val’s Bookshop in Amelia Unabridged…literally in her bookshop.
  7. Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard – so many books take place here! 
  8. New Hampshire – Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. I would love to live in New Hampshire, but Pat hates it for no reason!
  9. The beachfront town in The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak
  10. Upstate New York – The Truth and Other Hidden Things by Lea Geller. Not my top choice but it’s where I’m most likely going to end up living!

Would you like to live in any of these places?

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  1. New Hampshire and Massachusetts are both so beautiful, I can see why you’d want to live there.

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