Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I'd Like To See More Of

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Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of (Or At All)

1. Seattle
Got to give love to my hometown! 

File:Seattle 4.jpg
Courtesy of Daniel Schwen/Wikipedia Commons

2. Australia
I haven't had a chance to read many books set in Australia.  I always like it when I do.  Besides, who doesn't like Kangaroos?
File:Uluru Australia(1).jpg
Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
3. Iceland
I have a huge desire to visit Iceland someday soon and would love to read something set there.  I don't think I've read anything set in Iceland actually.

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Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

4. Costa Rica
We went on our honeymoon to Costa Rica so I have a huge affinity for it.  It would be neat to read something set there.

Me and the Hubs on our Honeymoon
5. WWI 
This is a period of history that I find so fascinating, but it seems to be dwarfed by WWII.  I would love to read more books that address the horrors for this First World War. 

Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

6. Present Day UK and/or Ireland
I've read a lot of historical fiction set in the UK and Ireland, but would like to read more set in the present day.  Especially in Scotland. 
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Glasgow, Scotland (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

7. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and/or Labrador
My husband and I visited Nova Scotia and New Brunswick a couple years back and it is such a beautiful area.  The only book I can think of set there is The Shipping News.

From our 2009 vacation.

8. Ships
I've always liked books set on big ships - like pirate type ships.  With masts and riggings and "ahoy" and all that. 

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Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

9.  New Zealand
I know next to nothing about New Zealand outside of a bit about the Maori culture and Lord of the Rings was filmed there.   But it looks wicked beautiful.  I would be interested in a contemporary book set there.

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Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

10.  YA books set in on other planets
I honestly don't see many YA books set on other worlds at the moment.  Many are set in fantasy worlds, but I would like to see colonized planets or something similar.  I liked Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking series which was set on a colonized planet in the future.

Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons


  1. Great list of places . I would want to visit them too :)

  2. YES to books set on other worlds! And to Seattle, I want to visit there someday.

  3. Good list, I'd love to read stories that are set on other planets as well.

  4. My favorite books set on ships are the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer! YA/historical fiction-so awesome! http://wp.me/pzUn5-1nQ

  5. I love books set in Seattle. It's an awesome city.

  6. The only book I've read set during WW1 is Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery, and it explores WW1 from the civilian viewpoint. Still, it's a good book.

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-10-tuesday-most-desired-settings-in.html

  7. What a great photo of you and hubs in Costa Rica. Terrific Top Ten!

  8. SHIPS! Why didn't I think of that? Ship books are rocking :)

  9. Ohh, Iceland, ships, other planets...really original and unique! I hope we see some of these settings in the future :D



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