Top Ten Tuesday is a feature created by The Broke and the Bookish so that bloggers can share lists of bookish things.
I love this week’s topic for this week – settings for books I’d like to see more of. It’s been really fun to think of places I want to see more books set.
- Wales – my first choice has to be Wales. Whilst I’m temporarily not living there at the moment I still very much think of Wales as being my adopted home, it’s the place I can’t wait to move back to and the place I hope I get to live for many years. I wish it got used more as a setting for books, there are so many wonderful places that could be used so this is definitely my top choice.
- Rural UK – I’ve read some books that have more rural settings but I’d love to see more, having grown up in the countryside I always enjoy books set there.
- Spaceships – thinking slightly more broadly I’d love to see more YA set on spaceships, TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Firefly are firm favourites so I’d love to see this.
- Different parts of the USA – I love reading books in the USA and I especially love books that are set somewhere a bit different. Don’t get me wrong, I especially love books set in New York City, but when I read books set in less popular states they really excite me.
- Patagonia – I hadn’t really heard of Patagonia until I moved to Wales but it sounds like a pretty interesting place, I really enjoyed actor Matthew Rhys’ Patagonia: Crossing the Plain about his journey on an expedition across Patagonia and would love to see fiction set there.
- Tropical Islands – Sun… sea… sand… sounds like the perfect setting for a lovely contemporary read.
- Tall Ships – I think the first book I read that was set on a tall ship was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and a friend put me on to Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series. I haven’t read anything set on a tall ship recently, I think there are plenty of stories that could be told.
- Boarding School – I grew up loving the Mallory Towers and St Clare’s books by Enid Blyton and the Chalet School books by Elinor M Brent-Dyer so for more there can never be too many books set in boarding schools.
- University – this one’s linked to number 8 I suppose, I feel like I’ve read so so many books set at school but very few set at university, particularly at a British university. Maybe as the New Adult craze settles this will be something that becomes a bit more commonplace, I’d certainly like to see it.
- Planets from Outer Space – I know I already said spaceships, but I’d also like to read more books set on far flung, preferably imaginary, planets. Aliens, other ways of life, lots of adventures… yes please!
That’s my list. I’m sure there are books out there that have some of these settings that I’m just not aware of. If you have a favourite book set in one of these pleases do please leave a comment so I can add it to my reading list.