Have you ever wanted to visit the locations of your favorite books? If so, plotting your next literary vacation just got easier with this handy Google Maps mash-up by Lovereading.co.uk.

How about a road trip that starts getting nostalgic in New England with Louisa May Alcott’s Little Womenmoves to getting creeped out in New Hampshire with Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, then relives Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in Salem, Massachusetts, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland in Rhode Island, J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, before moving over to NYC to check out the restaurants in Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho. After that, you can swing over to Long Island to see the house that inspired The Great Gatsbywhich just went on sale for a cool $3.9 million!

The map is hardly restricted to the North East though. Lovereading.co.uk has mapped books across the entire globe. Click around and explore it here.

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    • SherrieMiranda

      Still trying to figure out how to re-post this. For some reason, I thought you guys had WordPress blogs.
      Guess not! 😉
      Sherrie Miranda
      My debut novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is a/b an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y My husband made a video for my novel. He wrote the song too:

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  1. Mal

    I lost interest when I saw 50 Shades of Crap made the list but there were zero notations in Florida for any John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee.

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  2. Joona

    Very little amount of books available, and didn’t learn anything new. Idea about finding books based on where they happen is good, albeit not as good as through some other means.

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