Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Historical Settings I Love

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.

Today's topic is about our favorite settings - either historical or futuristic. I chose to focus on my favorite historical time periods.

1. Ireland - I love anything Irish. My favorite historical settings in Ireland would be the period in which Linda Windsor's Maire is set. I'm pretty sure that it is 5th century Ireland.

2. Civil War - This would be the American Civil period of 1860-1865. 

3. The early 1800's in England - I've found myself reading a lot of regency era fiction, both secular and Christian. Depending on the author, it's become one of my favorite time periods.

4. WWII - Until I started reading a lot of WWII fiction, I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I do.

5. America's Revolutionary War - This would be anything set from 1770 - 1785. 

6. Medieval Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England - You know the time of knights and their lady-fair. 

7. Mid to late 1800's - Typically this would be the time frame of the American westward expansion. My first experience with this period was the Little House books I grew up on.

8. Fairy tale settings - Most fairy tales seem to be set in the medieval era. Which is one that I love. Come to think of it, most fantasy novels are set then too.

9. Turn of the century (1895-1900's) America - This was when America was growing by leaps and bounds. The novels I've read set during this period have intrigued me with the way that they show the progress of industry.

10. 1920's - This really depends on the book. I don't care for the Great Gatsby, but others set during this period, I've really enjoyed. 

12 comments:

  1. Great list! I like books set in world war 2. What a horrible time in history, but it is fascinating.

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    1. That it is. Some of my favorite WWII authors are Sarah Sundin and Brock & Bodie Thoene.

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  2. You have quite a diverse list here. Its great to switch it up and read from different time periods.
    I too didn't care for The Great Gatsby. Glad to hear of someone else who agrees with my opinion on the book.

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    1. It's a very diverse list, you're right. I read A LOT. And historical fiction remains my favorite. I had to read the Great Gatsby in high school and didn't like it. Glad to know I'm not the only one.

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  3. I agree on you with everyone of those. I love reading about different times, contemporary novels are not really my thing. However, every once in a blue moon I come across a modern novel worth the read. Examples are: Beguiled by Deeanne Gist and Isle of Hope by Julie Lessman!

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    1. I read a lot of contemporary as well. Beguiled was good. And Isle of Hope is one of my favorites.

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  4. I love WWII fiction, there's so many good book set in that period!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/top-ten-tuesday-42/

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    1. If you like WWII fiction, try Sarah Sundin's books. They are really good!

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  5. Fairytale settings are always fun, especially retellings.

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    1. I adore fairy tales and their retellings.

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  6. Marvelous list! Some of my very favorite settings too :) My TTT

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    1. I saw your list and loved it! I think we share a lot of the same taste in settings.

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