This week’s TTT topic is all about places in books we’d love to live! I thought I would be realistic here and talk about books set in Toronto- a city I hope to move to in the future. Putting this list together was interesting- I have no read nearly enough books set in Toronto, so I would love some recommendations! A few of the books on this lists are ones I have read and the others are on my TBR.
It is quite clear by the CN Tower in the background that the majority of A Dark and Hollow Star is set in Toronto. This is actually one of my favourite books of the year and an all-time favourite fantasy novel. I do think that the setting played a part in why I loved it so much!
Ties That Tether is a book I have mixed feelings about but appreciated in the moment I read it. I absolutely loved that it was set in Toronto and that there were many references to streets and restaurants I am familiar with.
All My Puny Sorrows is one of my favourite books and one I do not talk about nearly enough. Toronto is definitely the secondary setting of this novel, but it is an important one! It is a beautiful book about sisterhood.
Can you believe I have never read Station Eleven? It has been on my TBR for years and I really liked The Glass Hotel! From what I have heard, the book starts off in Toronto but quickly becomes a dystopian world.
I own Ayesha at Last but I still haven’t read it, which is ridiculous. It is a Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Toronto- it has so much potential to be something I love!
I have been saying that I have been wanting to read more Giller Prize winners, and Reproduction certainly works for that. It is a multi-generational story (my favourite!) following a family who lives in a Toronto suburb.
Fifteen Dogs is another Giller Prize winner! The premise is interesting- it follows Hermes and Apollo and some dogs walking the streets of Toronto.
As you can see by the fact that I could not come up with ten books, I need help finding more books set in Toronto!! I would love any recommendations you may have.