Top 10 Tuesday — Literary Settings

5 Dec


Oh the places you’ll go . .  . when you are in a book! This week the folks at The Broke And Bookish are talking settings. You can travel just about anywhere without leaving your chair, which comes in handy if you are short of money, or the place you want to go requires a time capsule or a space ship! Want to know where other bloggers have been traveling? Click HERE. Bon voyage!

Top 10 Book Settings

I’ve been to lots of places thanks to a book — mountains, jungles, Merry Olde England, the Middle East  . . . . You name it, I’ve probably been there. But that would mean this post ought to be titled Top 1000s of Book Settings. In order to fit within the theme’s parameters, I have chosen 10 beautiful and/or unique settings that I have encountered in my reading this year — settings that made reading a deeper experience. I’ve included both contemporary and historical novels that showed me a different world or a destination that’s fit for a bucket list. Hope you enjoy the trip!


East Africa — Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry

Early 1900s Appalachia — Christy by Catherine Marshall

Arizona Back Country — Weaver’s Needle by Robin Caroll

Ancient Israel — Delilah: Treacherous Beauty by Angela Hunt

California Wine Country — The Memory of You by Catherine West

Victorian England — A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

Mount Ranier, Washington — The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

The Oregon Coast — Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon

Apartheid-era South Africa — Child of The River by Irma Joubert

Sudan — Door to Freedom by Jana Kelley


Where do you want to travel in your next book?

4 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Literary Settings”

  1. Aj @ Read All The Things! December 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    Great list! I love books about London and really want to go there someday.

    • rbclibrary December 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

      Thanks! Though I like books set in Victorian England and earlier, I am thankful that if I ever visit there again, it will still be clean! Sandra Byrd’s description of the fog made me glad that it is no longer soot-filled!

  2. Irene Hannon December 7, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Thanks for including Sandpiper Cove, set in my lovely little Oregon seaside town!

    • rbclibrary December 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

      🙂 Can’t wait for the next book!

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