The Broke and the Bookish.This week's topic is Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of (Or At All) --- (maybe you want read more books set in space or books set in Alaska or the beach)
1. CANADAAAAAA- I know it's not really an exact setting, but I'd still love to see more books set in "my country". There are so many great cities and towns and I think it would be really interesting to see what the author could do with it. That's why I really enjoyed Kelly Armstrong's The Gathering. It contained a lot of Canadian humour and was set on Vancouver Island, which isn't too far from where I live.
2. Space - I love books about space. They are so interesting and just... 'out of this world!' ;) It's a great, refreshing feeling reading books that aren't set on earth. It's different and an absolute escape. I fell in love with space books after reading Across the Universe by Beth Revis
3. London - I'm absolutely in love with London and can't get enough of books that are set in the city where I'd like to live when I'm older. I can't wait to read Lauren Morrill's Meant to Be!
4. Roadtrips - I LOVE roadtrip books. It's not one exact setting, so this may be cheating a bit, but let's just go with it. I've always wanted to take a roadtrip with my friends, so reading about them just fuels that wish. I loved books like The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour and Saving June by Hannah Harrington!
5. Paris - Such amazing stories always come out of books set in the city of love. I fell in love with Paris at a super young age, and when I finally visited, it was as if all my dreams had come true. So reading books set in Paris takes me back to the feeling of joy and serenity that came with visiting the city. I loved Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Die For Me by Amy Plum.
6. Underwater - Can you say 'mermaids'? I love the water, and escaping into a book set underwater is an experience I can't get enough of.
7. Big Cities - I honestly cannot get enough of big cities and stories set in them. Growing up in what we call the 'city in the country' where it's all farms and maybe two-three 'tall-ish- buildings, I'm fascinated by the energy of a big city. Reading books set in places like New York, Seattle, Toronto, etc. make me so excited to be able to travel to all these different places.
8. Ancient Greece - I am fascinated by ancient Greek mythology, so any books about the gods and goddesses are like the finest chocolates in the world to a choco-holic. They're heavenly. I love reading books about anything to do with gods, demigods, and everything involved with Greek mythology.
9. Royal Court - Especially English or French, in the times of, let's say, Marie Antoinette, or King Henry VIII. Anything like that. I was really born in the wrong era, because I could easily time-travel back to those times.
10. Airplanes - I love flying, and I love the feeling I get just before I step onto a plane. Books set on planes are interesting and unique and can be uber-duber sweet and adorable, like Jennifer E.Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.
That's my top ten of the week! Leave me a link to your top ten in the comments, or comment below if you share any of my top settings I'd like to see more of! I'll be SURE to comment back!