Are you more likely to pick up a book if you know it is set in a certain place or city? I certainly am, and that is why I love this week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday. It was difficult for me to narrow it down to ten of my favourite book settings because I am someone who appreciates atmospheric in a novel. Let me know if we have any favourites in common!
I just know that boarding schools are going to be on so many people’s lists today! There is something about them that rarely misses, especially in thrillers/mysteries.
There is something so romantic about bookstores, but they can also be the perfect backdrop for a mystery, which is why three of the four books I recommended are thrillers!
This was a more recent realization for me, but I absolutely love books set on islands! There is something about the isolation that adds to the atmosphere.
There is something about books set in Ireland and Irish writers in general that appeals to me. Sally Rooney and Emma Donoghue are my two favourite Irish authors, but there are so many others who I want to read from!
I adore all types of SciFi, but I am especially drawn to anything set in space. I love books that take place on spaceships in particular. I don’t know why!
Anywhere in Canada
As a Canadian, I love reading books either set in or written by Canadians. I am trying to be better at picking up books published by independent Canadian publishers as well.
There is something so charming about a small-town setting!
Forest are so vast and magical and make for the perfect setting for so many genres from fantasy to thrillers!
Give me all of the haunted house stories! I have really been into them lately and they are my perfect books for this time of year.
What is your favourite book setting?