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So, You Want to Go to . . . New Orleans!

So, You Want to Go to is a new feature on my blog in which I discuss a destination that I love.  I'm going to tell you about books set there that will give you a feeling for the destination and make you immediately want to visit (and maybe even give you a playlist).  Please let me know about your favorite books that take place in the featured location!

Today I am all about New Orleans! If you've ever been, you know there is nowhere quite like it in the U.S.  It's a city that ignites all of your senses -- from the beautiful architecture to the succulent food and the sultry music, you can never be bored in New Orleans.  Below are some of the many books set in New Orleans, some of which are all-time favorites for me!

My favorite thing to do in New Orleans is just walk (which is why I like late fall or early spring for weather) -- there is so much to see and explore.  I love all the different neighborhoods and you could honestly spend days there and never see the same thing.  My #1 recommendation is that you must go on a Save Our Cemeteries tour!  New Orleans playlist below:

Have you read any of these? Have you been to New Orleans?
Do you have a favorite book set there?


  1. What a fun post! I'm hoping to get to New Orleans next year. There are quite a few books I enjoy that are set there, including the Chloe Neill books. Also The Sentinels of New Orleans series and Misconduct by Penelope Douglas.

  2. I've not been to NOLA, but I really want to. I've heard its amazing and you definitely make the atmosphere sound amazing. I loved The Veil and really liked The Game Plan!
    Thanks for all the recs, Eva.

  3. I JUST got a book from a publisher that I am busting to read just because of the New Orleans setting! It's a compelling, fascinating city to me. BTW? A book with the title FAT TUESDAY is one I had to look up!

  4. I would love to to go to New Orleans!! One day maybe. I do like reading about it in books though so I need to check out some of these. The Game Plan is catching my eye!!

  5. We have an office in NOLA and everyone that lives down there loves it. I hope someday I'll get to visit! It seems like a fun place to vacation. I have had Easy Love on my TBR way too long.

  6. This is a great post Eva, I definitely wouldn't have considered visiting New Orleans if it wasn't for your post. It's sometimes so easy to forget the wonderful books that have been set there too like Out of the Easy and Definitely Dead! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Oh man, I would love to go to New Orleans! I've been to Lousiana, but only briefly to Shreveport. Love this feature on your blog and that you list books to go with it!

  8. Great idea for a feature. I really want to go to New Orleans to try the food. I've always wanted to try beignets from there, especially after reading about how Talon from Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  9. Of course I meant ever since Talon from Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon used to have those all the time.

  10. I think New Orleans make a fantastic setting for books! I feel like I've only read a couple books set there, but I really do want to read more, so I'm glad you included a list since I didn't even know some of these were set there :-) I've been to New Orleans, but only once, and I was a kid at the time, so I didn't get to fully appreciate it. It'd be cool to go back though!

  11. I want to visit there! My dog's name is Nola, and I think it'd be fun to take her there. :D

  12. I have always, always wanted to go to New Orleans! I had plans once to do a road trip with a friend, but we only made it to Alabama, because she was bored. She and I are no longer friends. (Not because of that trip, but I mean, it didn't help 😂) I have read only Definitely Dead from your list, but I remember reading another book about NOLA too. Maybe one of the Beautiful Creatures books? I don't know, but I WILL get there someday. SOmeone should pitch the idea of having BEA or something there- I am in!

  13. I have lived in the South all my life and yet I have still never been to New Orleans. It's not someplace I'm *dying* to visit, but I would like to go at some point just to experience it. I've read several books set there (Wicked, Never Never, The Witching Hour) and I always enjoy the setting.

  14. Oh I love this post! I absolutely adore New Orleans. It's amazing. The food... the music... so much fun. I love books set there, too. JLA's Wicked series is one of my favorites. I also read a really cute romance by Rachel Harris that was set there – Taste the Heat. Sophie Lira's Safe With You was also set there. I enjoyed that one. Also fantastic? Macy Beckett's Dumont Bachelors series. It's not set IN New Orleans, but it's in the bayou and that's enough for me. :)

  15. I just love books sets in New Orleans, and its one of the cities I dream of visiting one day. the Game Plan is great!! Its a rare setting though. Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon have done quite a few books in that city though too.

  16. FUn fun feature! I love books set here for some reason, it just sounds so fun and rich culture wise. I have read The Veil and I really want to read Out of Easy so I'm glad to see that on my list. I think a city I want to go to is Seattle. So many of Rachel Gibson's books are set there as well as Georgie and a lot of other books I've read.

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

  17. I actually haven't read any of these, but I own Never Never and Wicked. New Orleans is such a fun place to explore - I haven't been there in many years, but I'd like to go back someday!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  18. I LOVE this feature!! And, NOLA is one of my favorite cities to visit. I had no idea some of these books were set in NOLA. Great feature!!


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