Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with X Setting

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Jeni's picks 
1. Paranormal High Schools: I loved the Hex Hall and Born at Midnight series. 
2. Early 1800's (Regency): I love so many authors that write in this time period. Julie Klassen, Sarah M. Eden, Melanie Dickerson, Carla Kelly and Julianne Donaldson.
3. Any place I've visited: Chicago, New York, Seattle, Colorado, London etc. It's fun reading about places you've seen in person. I liked Divergent and how she saw futuristic Chicago. 
4. Cornwall, England: One of my favorite authors Rosamunde Pilcher writes a lot of her books from this area. Susanna Kearsley does too.
5. Present/Past: I love time travel novels or books that have a point of few from the present and someones from the past. Some of my favorites are A Vintage Affair, The Forgotten Garden, The Rose Garden and The Light Between Oceans.  

                                                      Emily's Picks
6. 1940's-1950's. I love this time period. Agatha Christie mysteries are one of the best written, and I also love any book written about WWII. Plus if you haven't read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, well then you are missing out.  Or historical accounts of this time period  like The Hiding Place, or Night, or fictional accounts like Number the Stars, Summer of My German Solider.

7. Magical Kingdoms. I'm a sucker for world building, and fantasy worlds are my favorite. Terry Brooks does a great, if not long winded job of creating his world, and Tadd Williams. But I also love Raymond E. Feist, Robin McKinley, David Eddings, Cynthia Voigt Kingdom series, (and the list could go on)

8. Hauntings. Give me a ghost story, and I will devour it. I like classics and well as the new stuff out there.  But I do not like horror.  There is a fine line. I loved The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, and I love Barbara Michaels.  That lady knows how to write a ghost story.

9. Greek Mythos in modern times: Who doesn't love a little Greek in their day? No? I like the idea of putting some Greek mythology into modern times.  Sometimes it works, other times, not so much.  but I will give them a try.  Of Poseidon,  Everneath, Percy Jackson, The Goddess Test

10. Victorian Crime: I read these a lot. The Alienist, The Carter Street Hangman, The Face of Stranger, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, The Agency: A Spy in the House

1 comment:

  1. I like the way you thought to pick 10 different settings instead of 10 in one setting. Very clever and I am taking note of several of those I might like to read. Thanks.