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Thursday, September 22, 2016

So, You Want to Go to . . . Seattle!

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 SeattleThe Emerald City! This is such a unique city -- on the water with the beautiful snow-capped Mt. Ranier in the distance -- the perfect mix of beach of mountains!  It's the birthplace of grunge, Starbucks, the EMP, the Space Needle and a million cool neighborhoods.


My favorite thing to do in Seattle is to explore all the neighborhoods!  I love going to the Fremont Market on a Sunday morning (and you have to stop by the troll or wander to the Theo chocolate shop!)  I love having breakfast on the beach in Alki.  I love thrifting and searching for records after grabbing coffee in Queen Anne.  I love sitting in Gasworks Park.  I love walking from Capitol Hill past the Elephant Car Wash to the Space Needle and then over to Pike Place.  So much to explore!  And if it's sunny, you have to take the ferry to one of the islands like Bainbridge and spend the day!  Seattle playlist featuring songs and/or artists from the Emerald City (grunge heavy) below:

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

28 comments:

  1. As soon as I saw the title of this post, I was like, 'YES, I WANT TO GO!!' Seattle is the only place in the US I'm dying to vacation. I love everything I've ever heard or seen about it, and I hope some day I get the chance to visit. I'm so jealous that you've been!!
    Goodnight June is one of my favorite books. So is F*ck Love. I had completely forgotten Firefly Lane was set in Seattle - it's been so long since I read that book. It started my love for Kristin Hannah. I'm going to check out the others you listed - I need more Seattle in my life!! Awesome post!

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  2. I would love to go to Seattle!! It probably won't happen for a long time unfortunately but some day!!! I loved Where'd You Go Bernadette and The Art of Racing in the Rain. I have F*ck Love and Firefly Lane on my TBR. Great recs!

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  3. YES I love the Succubus series by Richelle Mead and this feature sounds so cool, I love to hear about new cities and different places! That definitely sounds like such a wonderful cultured place.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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  4. Love this! What a fun idea and I loved both Ford's book and The Georgina Kincaid series (one of my all time favorites!).

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  5. Yes to Seattle! There are so many cities that I want to visit and this is one of them. My want isn't inspired by books, but rather a TV show: Grey's Anatomy. Ever since the first season, I've been obsessed with Seattle. I did like Succubus Blues because of the setting, though. Great post!

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  6. What a fun feature - I love it! I really enjoyed Where'd You Go Bernadette, though it jumped the shark a little at the end...
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  7. Love this feature! I've been wanting to read Goodnight June and Firefly Lane has a great cover even if it's not my kinda read. I like the look of Surveillance too. Hoping to get to seattle one of these days... :)

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  9. Such a cute and original feature! Richelle Mead = LOVE

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  10. I've heard such great things about Seattle and I definitely want to add it to my places to visit when I finally visit the U.S! Thank you for sharing this great post with us Eva, as I love books set in different cities to myself, I shall certainly be trying to get around to reading some of these :)

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  11. Yey! I love this feature. I enjoyed Succunus Blue & I really need to finish that series. I also really want to read F*ck Love.

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  12. I am Princess X is coming up on my library hold list, so I'm going to read it soon!! Glad to know it's set in Seattle! That's a cool city I would definitely be up to visit. I also forgot that Firefly Lane was set there... but now that I remember that she lived on a houseboat. We All Looked Up was one book I read that was set there. Cool feature :)

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  13. I'm loving this feature so much! I never had Seattle on my places to visit. I found it interesting, but it never crossed my mind. Now, I need to go! I saved this post for whenever I go. I'll have to talk to you so you can give me more recs!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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  14. oh yes....thanks for this great post. I have always wanted to visit Seattle and I can see why so many people love living there. I have a very close friend that loves it there. And I almost decided to move there. Maybe someday if the south doesn't suit me hehe. I do love exploring neighborhoods though. Some great books you have listed here. Rock With Me is a book I have been wanting to read for a while now. You are the first person I will go to when I plan on visiting this beautiful city.

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  15. I actually just moved from Seattle to Oregon last year and I miss it!! I used to love hanging out at Pike Place Market, the Seattle Center and the Pier. And there are so many great books that take place in Seattle and authors who live there.

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  16. I love this feature!! Sadly, I've never been to Seattle. I was supposed to go for a week for work a few years ago, but I ended up with a sinus infection and ear infection and couldn't fly. :( One day I'll go back. It looks like a city I'd really love.

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  17. Wow, all these books are set in Seatle! I love this feature, Eva. As a foreigner I have a chance to visit it virtually. You definitely made me want to visit it in real life. Thanks for such a wonderful post.

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  18. I've only been to Seattle once. I went to visit my brother there in 1999 when he lived there as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. I didn't see much of the city, but I still loved reading about things I remember in Where Did You Go, Bernadette, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and Stuck in Neutral (which isn't on your list, but I read it recently).

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  19. Oh gosh! This is such a fantastic feature! Which reminds me, I have Where'd you go, Bernadette on my shelf! And how much I enjoyed those Rachel Gibson books, haha. I love the fish market in Seattle! Can't wait for more of this feature! Thanks for the recs!

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  20. This is such a fun feature! I need to visit Seattle one day. It looks gorgeous and coffee!! I see a few books up there I need to read too, especially Succubus Blues.

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  21. I don't think I've ever been to Seattle, and I don't think I've ever read any books set in Seattle either. I didn't realize there were so many! I haven't read any of these, but some sound interesting. And I agree with everyone else, this is such a fun feature!

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  22. I have always wanted to go to Seattle! It is another place on my bucket list! I haven't read any of these- and I think I have only read one or two books set in Seattle (or the PNW at all, really!) so I should probably change that! This is such a fun feature, I am so glad you're continuing it!

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  23. I have always wanted to go to Seattle! What a great series...I'll have to keep an eye out for the next locale!

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  24. I've never been to Seattle but I'd love to visit. Overcast and rainy is my kind of weather! :) I've read everything by Kristin Hannah and several of her books take place in Seattle (or Bainbridge Island). And I Am Princess X was a fun one. Seattle felt almost like a character in the book since May ran all over the city on a quest and a lot of landmarks made it into the book. Love this feature, Eva!

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  25. Oh fuck yes for Georgie and Rachel Gibson! Seriously, those books make me want to visit Seattle so bad, even if it is cold and I'd be shivering like a damn chihuahua the whole time. I want to hang out at all the places Georgie, Seth and the gang hung out!

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

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  26. I definitely want to go to Seattle one day! For now, I guess I'll have to live vicariously through these books. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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