This week’s topic from the Broke and Bookish was pretty broad, it was “Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books.” As I would have struggled to find ten for either the past or future, I decided to do a split and do five places from the past and five places from the future. Note that I don’t read many happy futuristic novels. Most of the futuristic books I read are dystopian!
Top Five Historical Settings I’d Like to see:
- Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
- England circa 1815. Pride and Prejudice has been one of my favorite classics for a long time now. I have always wanted to know what it would be like to be in England at this time
- The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
- Turn of the century New York City has always appealed to me as well. I loved reading the Luxe, it is probably due for a reread sometime soon.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
- Victorian Era, the British counterpart to Turn-of-the-century New York, has also been intriguing to me.
- Vixen by Jillian Larkin
- 1920’s America. The Jazz, the people, the love.
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- mid-1700s Scotland. Oh, the highlanders. Oh, lord Jaime.
TOP FIVE Futuristic SETTINGS I’D LIKE TO SEE:
- Winter by Marissa Meyer
- I would not care to live in the time of Luna under Levana’s control, but after her demise, it would be awesome to live on the Moon.
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- While the whole living without books would be dreadful, it would be intriguing to experience this world.
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- I wouldn’t mind Panem after the revolution, definitely not prior.
- Champion by Marie Lu
- Same here. Prior to the revolution, I wouldn’t want to live in this dystopia, unless I was in Antarctica.
- The Heir by Kiera Cass
- I would love to be the princess in this novel and have my pick of numerous suitors. The society itself is also intriguing.
WHICH BOOKS HAVE YOU WANTED TO READ FOR A WHILE?
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