Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together
Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Settings I’d Like to See More of (or at All).” I’ve done a couple of topics similar to this one: favorite historical settings and fictional book worlds. Below you’ll find a list of settings Amanda and I want to see more of whether because there isn’t a lot of them or because they are our favorite settings 😉 As always, settings are in no particular order. Covers/titles link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff).
Book Settings We Want to See More of
Amanda’s Top Book Settings
Idris: Idris is the home country of the Shadowhunters, and is said to be a beautiful, landlocked country with rolling hills and vast forests. Plus dreamy Shadowhunters. Sounds like a nice place to me! Who wouldn’t want to see the Glass City?
Medieval Scotland: Don’t tell anyone, but I absolutely love a historical romance novel, even if it’s trashy, set in Scotland. Like. I want to go to Scotland more than I want to go anywhere else in the world. Rolling hills, mountains, heather-covered valleys, haggus, and plaid – the whole bit! I want it all. Especially if it includes a hunky laird with his strong Scottish brogue. *swoon*…
Redwall Abbey: Anyone else ever wanted to try Dandelion Cordial? Greyling a la Redwall? Apple and mint ice cream? Brian Jacques has created a really special rodent-run world for us to wonder at in his Redwall series. My kids love the cartoon series, and I love the books. Take me to Redwall Abbey, so I can eat like a fat friar! **drools**
Hogwarts: I cannot get ENOUGH Hogwarts…to the point where I’ve read all the Pottermore books about Hogwarts. Because I want MORE POTTER. Or at least more Wizard Education! This isn’t coming out right. Just – can we please go to Hogwarts? And also eat like a fat friar? (a non-ghost fat friar…)TWO PUMPKIN PASTIES PLEASE. Hogwarts is a mysterious place with its own secrets. I would totes read a Hogwarts origin story with the original four founders, wouldn’t you??
New England in the Fall: I love Autumn, I love cooler temperatures, I love the colors, I love snuggling up with some coffee and good book during Autumn…I just love that time of year. And from what I understand (because I’ve never seen it myself 😭), New England is the place to BE during that time of year. Does anyone have any lovely, cozy books set in Autumn in New England??? Send me some ASAP, it’s too dang hot in Virginia and I need to dream of a light frost, tall boots, football, and the need for a snuggly blanket.
Lillian’s Top Book Settings
Space: I have a recent obsession with space operas. Y’all I love them. I can’t get enough of them. My favorites are the ones that have the characters on a spaceship hopping planet to planet. I like seeing the different alien species authors create and the worlds. SO COOL!
Ancient Rome/Greece/Egypt: I love this time period in history. The cultures and studying their religions was one of my favorite past times as a kid. Still is! I’ve always been fascinated with their architecture. The things these people built before modern tools is astounding. Y’all as much as I love the setting, I cannot think of a single book set during these times….except Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey. BUT there are lots of books that use the mythology which is just as good.
Medieval: I am all about Arthurian legends and Robin Hood and knights and dragons and anything else pertaining to medieval times. I cannot read enough books with these settings and characters. Shoot, even my TV/movie watching revolves around this time period or time periods similar to it (Game of Thrones anyone 😉).
Faery: Did you know that the word “faery” translates to “land of fairy?” Y’all I want to go to fairyland! I know Fae are cruel and immortal and don’t understand humans at all, but I’d happily go to the land of fairies. I want to see the magic and myth. There’s something whimsical about it, ethereal maybe. I don’t know, I’m not explaining it right. I just want more fae 😂
Ocean: I like beach books, but y’all that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking mermaids and pirates, even dystopian worlds like Waterworld (you know, that old movie with Kevin Costner?). I love mermaids! Since becoming an adult, I haven’t read many mermaid tales. Where are the mermaid books for adults?! I need more! And pirates, y’all I can read books about them all day long, and it doesn’t matter how they are described by the author, every single pirate is either Jack Sparrow or Captain Barbossa. Sorry not sorry 😁
Your Turn! What settings are your favorites to read? Share below