This Tuesday I'd like to share with you my Top 10 Favorite Book Settings. I think a setting can really make or break a book. I like my setting to literally take me away. I want to feel I've gone away from my life for awhile and enjoy something different and/or new. Let me share with you my Favorite Book Settings!
Australia. Horse Ranch. Hot, rich man. Historical setting. What is not to like?! The Byrnehouse-Davies Ranch is seriously a place I would love to visit. Heck, what am I saying? I'd like to marry into the family so I could LIVE there! It doesn't exist really, but in my mind it is what I picture Australia to be. It is a historical book, so it is set in the late 1800's. I can not picture a better place and time!
Summertime, beach house, cute boys. I now want a beach house because of this book. It is the ultimate beach read. Perfect for your summer vacation! It is YA Contemporary and I would have loved to grow up in such a beach town. It is picturesque!
Set on a Mythical Creatures Reservation. Good and Evil creatures! This only will bring adventure! I pictured it as a huge zoo for mythical creatures. Only the naked eye can't see them. They are hidden and only 'drinking the milk' will help you see them. Every creature has their own lair so to speak, the descriptions are amazing! What a cool place to spend your childhood.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Come on?! Aren't we all still waiting for our Hogwarts acceptance letters? Who wouldn't want to go to boarding school where you'd learn the Dark Arts, Eat amazing food, and get to learn magic everyday? It is every child's fantasy!
Set in Paris, France. Boarding School. I'm now mad my mother never sent me to boarding school abroad in high school. What was wrong with her?! I've been to Paris, and the descriptions are spot on! The place will take you away as much as the love story!
Set in England. Cherry gets to live in an old gypsy caravan in the backyard! I want one!!! I actually had dreams about that little caravan and how I'd decorate it. It would be like camping every single day! Only cooler!
Um, don't make fun of me OK. I'd love to go to an Austenland type place where I could play dress up for a few weeks. I think it would be hilarious and refreshing all at once! Plus, England is gorgeous!
Italy, India, and Indonesia. This is a traveler's book. I'd love to be the places she was. She lived in those 3 countries for 4 months each. It is a dream of mine to be a traveler like she is. She got to experience the people, culture, food, etc of all those places because she was there for so long. I'd love that!
In the mountains. Academy for girls to learn to be a princess. Let me be honest, I would LOVE to go to an Acedemy to learn how to be a princess and hope to catch the princes attention so he'll choose me. I think little girls around the world wish this. What's not to like?!
I have a thing for early 1900's Western books. I don't know what it is about the great wild west that gets me. The hardships the women endured or the simpleness of life? I can't get enough of this time period and place!
Do you ever get sucked in to the setting of a book? What books have been an escape for you?