Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (#5)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers get together and list the top ten things related to that week's topic.

Top Ten...Favourite Books With X Setting

  1. Set in a dome - Steel Lily by Megan Curd
    I don't like dome settings much, but I love this. I think they have to be done in a certain way, otherwise they're just a bit boring and ridiculous (cough, Breathe, cough). Curd did it perfectly, and I'm a big fan of this series.
  2. Set in a believable dystopian world - Delirium by Lauren Oliver
    I can kind of imagine a future Earth where love is considered a disease - where the government sets everyone up with their own partners and how emotions are kept in check. It wouldn't happen for centuries of course, but I can kind of imagine it.
  3. Set in England - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  4. Set partially in Heaven or Hell - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
    I really like this setting, and I'm not entirely sure why. I'm going to blame this on my Supernatural obsession.
  5. Set in a foreign country - Just One Day by Gayle Forman
    It's set in France and I honestly have never wanted to visit the country more than when I was reading this book. 
  6. Set in a mental hospital - Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
    Is it weird to say that I like books with mental illnesses as a key theme? Yeah? Oh well.
  7. Set mainly in a car - Saving June by Hannah Harrington
    I want to go on a road trip across America - but alas I cannot, so I'm doing the next best thing; reading books about it.
  8. Set in a boarding school - Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor
    Everyone who goes to a boarding school complains about going to a boarding school, but I find it intriguing. I've always wondered what it'd be like, living with a bunch of other teens my age for weeks on end - I'm sure it'd drive me crazy, but I still find it interesting.
  9. Set in the 20th century - Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
    It's half set in 20th-century France, and half set in the modern day. Still counts though, right?
  10. Set during a World War - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    I'm pretty sure this book makes the cut most weeks. It's good, sue me.
This list has taken me about an hour to write - I couldn't think of anything! So what was on your list? Any similarities? And don't forget to enter the giveaway. (Going through the hop, it's obvious that I did completely the wrong thing - oops!)

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  1. I have some of these on my list too! My setting was Europe. I agree with Delirium, it's one of my favorite dystopian books.

    My Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. Delirium is wonderful all-round! I love books set in Europe, since I understand that different terms and cultures.

  2. You picked a wide variety of settings and focused on the really good books. I like it.

    Here's my Top Ten List of Books Set in Libraries.

    1. I did it completely wrong, but I'm glad you liked it ^^

  3. I LOVE your interpretation of this week's topic. I didn't even think of picking a different setting for each number. Brilliant!

    Happy TTT!

    1. Thank you! I feel slightly embarrassed that no one else did this (I think), but thank you :D

  4. These are all great settings! I love that you chose from a different variety of places instead of just one. :) I haven't read many of these books, but it looks like I might have to now!

  5. I like how you chose a variety of different settings for this week's topic! Prep School Confidential was so fun to read, and I loved watching the masterful way two worlds weave together in Revolution. Books set in England are the best (I love building my British vocabulary), so I am now a bit more likely to pick up Clockwork Angel. :)

    1. I like books set in England just because I actually understand place references - you have no idea how confused I used to be with what a homeroom was!

  6. You named so many of my favorite books! By the way, I'm currently reading Steel Lily, and I'm glad to hear you loved it!

    My TTT:


    1. I hope you enjoy it! I'm so glad that it was my first steampunk novel.

  7. What a great variety of settings and books!