Top 10 Tuesday — Lovely Book Hometowns

30 Mar

I have always been a small town girl, at least in my heart. I grew up in a large-ish town, but as an adult found myself enjoying small town living. I like less traffic, feeling a part of a community, and knowing people when I shop, dine, or recreate. I am aware of the pitfalls of small town life, (people knowing your business at number 1 😉 ), but still prefer to live in my small town. It was great raising children here too!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about favorite book settings that you could live in. It’s no wonder that I chose small towns, both real and fictional.

In what book setting would you like to call your hometown?

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Top Book Settings I Could Live In

Blackberry Springs, Alabama — where newcomers can find family, awesome swimming hole

Chawton, England (post-WWII) — it’s where Jane Austen lived!

Edisto Island, South Carolina — southern coastal town, great seafood restaurants, nearby Charleston

Hope Harbor, Oregon — beautiful landscape, interesting mix of new and long-time residents, quirky taco truck owner, engaging seagulls

Maryville, Mississippi — great neighbors, a chance to get involved in the community

St. Simons Island, Georgia — coastal town with a small town feel, artsy, community commitment to important issues

Three Sisters Island, Maine — quirky and independent citizens, wonderful family vacation camp

9 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Lovely Book Hometowns”

  1. lydiaschoch March 30, 2021 at 10:49 am #

    Edisto Island sounds lovely!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-places-in-books-id-love-to-live/

  2. Paula Shreckhise March 30, 2021 at 10:49 am #

    Hope Harbor for sure! I just finished Blackberry Beach! It is so welcoming!
    I have also read Coming Home! Excellent choice.
    And I’ve read some of Janet’s books as well. I need to catch up.
    The others look so good!

    • rbclibrary March 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm #

      Blackberry Beach is on my April TBR list.

  3. Carla March 30, 2021 at 11:53 am #

    These are awesome selections. I love small towns where you know each other and support one another. I could live there.

  4. Aymee March 31, 2021 at 12:24 pm #

    I’d love to live in the south if it wasn’t for all that darn humidity! LOL

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • rbclibrary March 31, 2021 at 2:29 pm #

      And don’t forget pollen!

  5. Janet W. Ferguson April 2, 2021 at 5:08 pm #

    Thanks!! I’m excited to be included! Yes, lots of humidity and pollen here!

    • rbclibrary April 3, 2021 at 10:03 am #

      At least those 2 seasons don’t overlap too long! 😂

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