Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Settings I Love

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is top ten historical setting you love to read about. This one was quite difficult for me but I managed to find some

1. Shakespeare's England

I LOVE Shakespeare!

2. Jane Austen's England

Do I need to say more?

3. Victorian England

I love the classics and historical novels set in Victorian England (and movies too).

4. Egypt

I haven't read many books set in Egypt but I do find the time of ancient pharaoh's very interesting!

5. Canada

I loved my Canadian literature course and I can't wait to read more Canadian books, I'm especially interested in Margaret Atwood, Ann-Marie MacDonald and Barbara Gowdy.

6. WWI & WWII setting

I love to read about these wars and I also love the stories my grandparents tell me about their experiences and their family's experience in those wars.

7. Latin America

I've read several books by authors of different Latin American countries, the novels set during the periods of dictatorship were the focus of my last course and it interested me greatly! I recommend Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Roberto Bolaño and Isabel Allende, although I didn't read her in class.

8. Russia

I really want to read the Russian classics like War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

9. France

I really want to read Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas. I've already read The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux and I loved it!

10. Scotland

I've always been interested in Scotland and I've been wanting to travel to Scotland for a very long time. I'm hoping to go in one of the coming years

11. The United States of America

I like historical novels set in the US although I haven't read that many. I would really like to read a book about the civil rights and anything of the early history of America.

Which historical settings do you like to read about? Do you have any recommendations set in these places or periods? Let me know down below!


  1. So many great WWII based books! One of my favourite periods to read about!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/top-ten-tuesday-42/

    1. Thank you! I'll have to check out one of your recommendations!

  2. Great list. Margaret Atwood is my favorite author, so I’ll read her books no matter where they’re set. :) Egypt and Russia would also be interesting settings.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you! I would read any Margaret Atwood book as well, even though I've only read one so far, I'm impressed!