Many people create themselves ‘bucket lists’ of things they want to do before a certain age or before they die. However I thought an interesting twist on this idea would be creating a bucket list inspired by literature. So here is a bucket list inspired by some of the nations much loved books and writers.

1. Eat breakfast outside Tiffany’s in New York (inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote)

breakfast at tiffanys

Image taken from the film adaption


2. Visit Stratford on Avon (inspired by William Shakespeare)


Map of Stratford on Avon


3. Visit Anne Frank’s Secret Annex (inspired by Anne Frank’s Diary)

anne frank annex

Annex behind the bookcase


4. Go on the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour- Leavesden UK (inspired by Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling)


Entrance to the tour


5. Visit 221B Baker Street London (inspired by The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle)


221B Baker Street and The Sherlock Holmes Musuem


6. Find the perfect bridge to play Pooh Sticks (inspired by Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne)

pooh sticks

Pooh Sticks drawing from Winne the Pooh


7. Throw a huge party (inspired by The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

gatsby parties

8. Visit Cephalonia- Greece (inspired by Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières)

Kefalonia Island, Fiskardo. Image shot 1992. Exact date unknown.

Cephalonia- Filming location for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin


9. Walk across the Yorkshire Moors (inspired by Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte)

The view from Top Withins, across the Yorkshire Moors

The view from Top Withins, across the Yorkshire moors


10. Go on a tour of a Chocolate Factory (inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl)

Image from the 2005 film adaptation

Image from the 2005 film adaptation

11. Take a walk around Bath, Somerset (inspired by the novels of Jane Austen)

Jane Austen Centre- Bath

Jane Austen Centre- Bath

12. Visit Sarehole Mill- Birmingham (inspired by The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien)

Sarehole Mill- Birmingham

Sarehole Mill- Birmingham


2 thoughts on “Literary bucket list

  1. If you ever try visiting the Anne Frank house go really early, or buy your tickets beforehand. Otherwise, prepare yourself for an line longer than the actual visit.


  2. Thanks for the tip I’ll bear it in mind when I eventually get round to visiting. Working my way slowly round this bucket list (and my more general one). So far I’ve done; Breakfast at Tiffany’s- New York, Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, Warner Brother’s Studio Tour, 221B Baker Street, Pooh Sticks and a tour of a chocolate factory.

    Thanks for reading, from Books Bird


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