Looking for some book-themed travel inspiration? The website Crossword-Solver produced an interactive search for users to see where books are set closest to whatever zip code you choose.
While there may be cities in the United States you have yet to visit, if you’re a regular reader, you might already be familiar with the the cities that most books are set in. Crossword-Solver pulled data from Goodreads to find which cities books are most commonly set in the US.
New York and California wrestle to be the state with the most book settings, with New York winning with a slight uptick — 4,887 books for New York versus 4,505 books for California. When it comes to cities, though, New York City wins by a much larger margin with 2,609 books set in the Big Apple alone. Hollywood follows with 984 books. And Chicago has slightly fewer, with 984 books set in its city. It makes sense why Hollywood and New York placed so high on the list. These cities attract dream chasers, which makes for a great plot.