Today’s Topic: Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All)
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
Sometimes settings add as much to a story as the character or plot does. Here are a few books whose settings really stood out to me and have remained memorable.
Green Valley, Tennessee – The Winston Brothers Series – I’ve been to the Smoky Mountains and they are gorgeous. Plus, who wouldn’t want to live in the same town as all these sexy, bearded brothers?
Pemberley – Pride and Prejudice – Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t fall for Darcy with a home like Pemberly to recommend him? It does seem that after seeing his family home, Elizabeth’s opinion of Darcy shifted in a positive way.
London Theater District– London Celebrities Collection – I loved getting an insider’s glimpse of this artistic scene. I’ve often wondered what working in live theater must be like.
Early Hollywood – The Girls in the Picture – I’ve long been fascinated by film history and would love to have experienced its’ beginnings with the women who helped shape the industry. My review.
Ansel-by-the-Sea, Maine – Up From the Sea – I adore the coast of Maine, so I totally fell for this coastal island and its’ simple grandeur.
Green Gables – Marilla of Green Gables – This setting seems so familiar thanks to Anne’s love for it. But I really loved seeing its’ origins through Marilla’s eyes. My review.
1950’s Oxford – Becoming Mrs. Lewis – I can’t imagine many people would turn down the opportunity to visit Oxford during the time of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and the other Inklings.
Isle of Kerrerra Scotland – A Bound Heart – I think I would be just as sad as Magnus and Lark at having to leave this misty, romantic Scottish island.
The Bittersweet Café – Brunch at the Bittersweet Café – Look, just because I hate to cook doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate good food. This café is exactly the type of place I would love to visit in real life.
Edenbrooke – Edenbrooke – Written like a third character, this estate sounds absolutely delightful and lovely.
Bookends – The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts – All readers love a nice, cozy bookshop. Especially one as charming and accepting as this one.
7 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Book Settings”
I really liked Marilla of Green Gables as well. I wonder if anyone will ever write a story based there after Anne grew up and moved away? I believe one of the books said that the little boy Marilla and Anne raised after Marilla’s relative died eventually inherited it?!
I don’t know, but I would read it. Of course there is the television series Tales from Avonlea in the mean time.
I love the specificity of your list. Very nice. I love Green Gables best, I think.
I’m going straight over to check out the Winston Brothers RIGHT NOW! Thank you for the recommendation! My TTT 🙂
You should check out Beauty and the Mustache first. It’s the intro into the series and it has one of my favorite heroes ever. Forewarning though, these are not clean reads.
YAY for Bittersweet Cafe (love these girls!) and of course, Pemberley! You’re so right: who doesn’t want to visit there?! 🙂
I always think of the marble statuary room that Lizzie visits in the Keira Knightley film when I think of Pemberley.