Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Settings We Would Like To See More Of

It is Tuesday and that means it is time for The Broke and the Bookish's awesome weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday. (Thanks, ladies!) This TTT is dedicated to settings we would like to visit more in books. I feel like there was a PSA "books take you places" at some point in the nineties. So true, Reading Rainbow, so true. Here are the places we would like to see more books set in.

Grad Student:
1. The South (I love Bon Temps and the spooky, mossy setting of Beautiful Creatures)
2. Cowboy country (because Crazy Camper and I loved Texas Gothic. More Texas means more cowboys. Yum)
3. Paris. One can never have enough Paris in one's life.
4. The North Estate of For Darkness Shows the Stars. I loved this book and want more of these people and this world.

ADDENDUM: Places I do NOT want to read more about include NYC. It makes me cray cray when they get the geography wrong. Like in the Mortal Instrument series. I was shouting at that first book- "Please !You don't go through Astor Place and cross Houston to get to the Second Avenue Cemetery!" That's what happens when you love urban history and live in the East Village. I might have a problem.

Goosie Mama:
5. Books set in Syracuse or upstate New York! DUH!!! 
6. Books set in the 80's (I'm so over Facebook or texting jargon in my YAF)...
7. Books set in the mid-90's - it's really just b/c I love reliving my childhood and Saved by the Bell fashions. 
The Max deserves to be a YA book setting.

Want to know more about these settings? See our reviews for Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore and For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. 


  1. Haha, books set in the 80s and early 90s would be awesome! Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

  2. If you're looking for a great YA novel set in upstate NY, I can't recommend Croak (or its sequel Scorch) by Gina Damico enough! Hilarious & fun, and yes, in upstate NY :) http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11836538-croak

  3. I lumped my desire for fiction set in the 80s and 90s under "recent history" so that could also include stuff from the 30s and 40s and such. :D

  4. Yes... facebook, cellphones... so problematic. I don't like them in ALL the books, but when they aren't there I'm all pfffffff this is SO unrealistic.

  5. I'm totally with you on the cowboys. When a guy can pull of a cowboy hat well.... :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the book recommendations. I love hearing what people have loved.

  6. I'd love to read more books set in cowboy country! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/settings/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  7. Since I'm from the south I'm all about more books from the south, but not the southern dialect.

    Check out my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  8. Cowboy books get a giant YES from me! I love my cowboys and farm boys!

  9. Nice list. I too have a weakness for cowboys...

  10. OMG, The Max! YES! Actually, any of the shows that played on TGIF (remember that?!) would make a great setting. In fact, this post may have just inspired some really terrible (or AWESOME) 80's/90's girl fan fiction.

    Oh god. What have you done?

  11. Oooh, the South, Cowboy country, and alas, the mid-90's are all fantastic ideas!


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