A Bibliophile’s Trip Around the World

text with outlines of famous world structures
Infographic Credit: Emma Welsh from Invaluable

Every book I read, I do my best to place myself in the setting. Whether it’s the Scottish Highlands of Outlander or a hotel in Russia in A Gentleman from Moscow, it is always intriguing to paint that picture of where a piece of literature is taking place. Let’s take a look at what folks from Invaluable have compiled for us bibliophiles who want to take a literary journey!

bibliophile infographic map
Infographic Credit: Emma Welsh from Invaluable

Do you ever find yourself reading a book and wishing you could insert yourself into the time period, the location, the setting? The setting of a book is chosen after a great deal of time and consideration, as authors use them to set the stage for the characters and their surrounding stories. Whether it be a big city, a small town, a tumultuous area, a tranquil countryside, there are a variety of ways in which these locations affect the storyline and a reader’s thoughts. Invaluable takes a look into some of the most interesting literary settings that are actually visitable, places every bibliophile should add to their bucket list. The map below outlines the most-used global locations in literature based on title and author recognition—use it as inspiration for your global, literary bucket list this summer!

What a beautiful representation of classic literature from around the world! I see a reading challenge emerging 🙂

Any look familiar to you?! Digging deeper into Invaluable’s compilation of literary locations, I noticed two things: 1. I’ve read several literary works on this list in the highlighted locations! and 2. I have visited some of these settings unknowingly!

Infographic Credit: Emma Welsh from Invaluable

What literary settings have you visited?


4 thoughts on “A Bibliophile’s Trip Around the World

  1. I love this post! I actually started keeping track of the settings in the books I read so I could create a map of all the places I was able to travel to that year… It’s fun to see just how many countries are represented!

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