Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Bookish Settings

Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl which is all about lists.  Since lists are one of my favorite things this is one of my favorite linkups!  Today's topic is Favorite Bookish Settings.

1.  Ireland - I can never resist a book set in Ireland!

2.  Salem, Massachusetts - I love a book set in Salem because usually there's a bit of paranormal as well as some interesting history.

3.  Small villages in England - From Miss Marple to modern day cozies small villages are always a delight and also usually very very fatal.  

4.  Maine - Some of my very favorite cozy mystery series are set in Maine so when I see a book set in Maine there's no way I can resist.

5.  New Orleans, Louisiana - I've spent a lot of time in New Orleans and love it so reading a book set there lets me take a bit of a mental vacation - especially if the author has been there and puts the right feelings/locations into the book.  

6.  A Bookstore/Library - I love a bookish character and love when there are lots of books around!

7.  A Bakery - There are so many wonderful bakery books and normally it makes me want to start baking myself (or at least buy some yummy treats).

8.  An Antique Store - I love antiques and I love history so when these two come together I'm a happy reader.

9.  An Inn/B&B (especially if it's haunted) - I'm also okay if this is just a big rambling old house especially if it's full of the previous occupants' stuff.  Bonus points if the main character unexpectedly inherited the Inn/B&B/house.

10. An Island or Beach of some kind - I love beachy settings!  Not only is it the only way I'll actually be going to the beach for a little while but it allows for so many different victims, suspects and murders.

What are some of your favorite bookish settings?


  1. All the settings you mentioned draw me in as well. Rural Vermont for mysteries or Gilded aged mansions of Newport, RI as well.

  2. Islands and small towns are always a win for me.

  3. I love a good New England setting. Ireland too!

  4. With you on all these but not so keen on New Orleans for some reason!

  5. I'm with you on Ireland and the smallr villages in England. I love a series set in Wales by Jenny O'Brien. Scotland holds a big appeal for me as does Australia.