As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten settings I’d like to see more of.
1. Private boarding schools
-I’m such a sucker for books like this. Think Kate Brian’s Private Series and Cecily Von Ziegesar It Girl series.
-Are there any books set in Turkey?
3. The Nazca Linea
-One of my favorite ancient mysteries. I want to see more books dealing with them.
-It tickles me to read a book that’s actually set in a place I know well.
-Such a cool place.
6. Dystopian/Apocalyptic Earth
-Perhaps the only person who doesn’t mind The Hunger Games trickle-down effect.
7. The Fashion World
-Think Devil Wears Prada.
8. Los Angeles/ Beverly Hills
-Think Gossip Girl but in LA.
9. San Francisco
-Another lovely city.
-I love Russian lit. I’d love to see a resurgence of it.
What are your favorites? Do you have suggestions for me, based on this list?
I like #6. I especially love post-appocalyptic worlds. (stories in books or movies) Something about it fascinates me!
For number 2, yes, actually, one of my favourite ever books was set in Turkey – Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres. It’s a beautiful book too.
It’s funny, for me living in Australia I often find myself cringing when I see books set here. Some authors can pull it off well, but some just go for all these awful clichés and just…urgh. There’s an annoying amount of those “love story in the outback” kind of rubbish books, but there are a few good ones. Tim Winton sets most of his novels in Australia and he seems to be rather beloved. Also, Markus Zusak wrote a novel called The Messenger before he wrote The Book Thief, and if I remember correctly that was set in Sydney (where he lives). I remember knowing the places he talked about in that book, which was cool.
Yea, I especially enjoy when the author is from the country that is the origin for the setting 🙂 I will check out those ones you mentioned, thanks!
For dystopian/apocalyptic settings, have you ready Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood? It’s worth a look…at least I think.
Have it on my shelf! I really liked the Handmaid’s Tale