Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Settings

 This week's TTT theme over at Broke and Bookish is favorite settings.

I had some trouble with this one until I decided to feature books I love with settings so vivid they are almost characters.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This Printz Honor winner is one of my all time faves. I've read it with my eyes. I've read it with my ears. I wish I could visit Thisby. I highly recommend the audiobook as the haunting music in the production was composed by this multi-talented artist.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Oh how I adored this trilogy and not just for it's truly kick-ass heroine and killer-not-filler middle volume. The settings both in the real world (I want to visit Prague) and Elsewhere are incredible.

Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac. Lozan is another kick-ass heroine. I wrote in my review that I wouldn't mind another book about her and was thrilled learn of
Trail of the Dead at ALA Annual. 

I do have two with the same setting - Woodstock!

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick. I make no secret of my love for this author. I cannot wait to read his next YA offering, Falling Over Sideways due out next month!

Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash. This was the author's YA debut. I really enjoyed it and looked forward to her next offering. When I had the opportunity to participate in a blog tour, I jumped at it and it happens to be another setting winner and my next entry.

The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash. I've only been to one ComicCon but I think Tash does a brilliant job of conveying the overwhelming, wild energy.

Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. I adored this book for many reasons, the rural Vermont setting being one of them.

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt. Another book with a rural setting. Any book Gary D. Schmidt writes has a vivid setting in addition to stunning language. This one may be his briefest, but he does more in 200 pages than many authors do in more.

Free Verse by Sarah Dooley. And yet another book with a rural setting. 

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. I never did get around to reviewing this though it seems I did feature it in two TTT posts (haha- books on my tbr and then books I didn't get to in 2014!). Windsor Estate was so vivid a setting and this tale terrified me.


  1. I love the covers of most of these books,I haven't read any of them though.
    My TTT.

  2. I have yet to read any of the books on this list, but I really want to pick all of them up. Books with interesting settings are my favourite, it can bring so much to the story.
    My TTT!