But *le sigh* I loved the book. What I really loved was the Paris setting. Stephanie Perkins brings Paris right into the room with you as you read about Anna's adventure in France. You're right there outside the Notre Dame and walking up the Eiffel Tower with her. I've been to Paris so reading this book reminded me of all the memories I have. Remembering how Paris looked lit up at night as I toured the city on a batobus. Walking down the Champ-de-Mars at all times during the day and seeing it full of families, friends, and couples having picnics. Entertainers all around. I think if anyone asked me what my favourite book is that involved travel I would have to say Anna and the French Kiss. Seriously, I need to go back to Paris.
And there are fictional fantasy worlds. Just like I love a good realistic setting I also love a well thought out make-believe world. While I haven't read the series (yet) I do love the known world in Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. The different kingdoms, the known families and their crests and mottos. I find it amusing that in Westeros the accents sound so similar to what Northern and Southern accents can sound like in England.
Any books where you've loved the real world or fantasy world setting?