Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Settings I'd Love to See! 2.2.16
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Ok, so I'm not a fan of historical fiction generally, although if you follow my blog regularly, you'll know that I occasionaly find a gem that captures my heart, so this week was a little bit tricky for me. I've done my best-take a look...
1. The 90s. I know I could just pick up a book from the 90s and see it in all its glory, but I would really like it if there were some flashbacks, like I've seen in one of Alexandra Potter's novels for instance.
2. The 70s (see above)
3. The 50s - I loved Richard Medely's novel set in the Florida Keys in the 50s!
4. The Victoria Era. I'd love to see some more modern books with aspects of Jaqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather in it-such a great idea!
5. The 00s, again, I'd love a flashback to the millenium
Are you sensing the theme of flashbacks here? See this is why I loved One Day so much, you got to see multiple eras all in the one book!
6. YA fiction set in WW2. I loved Carmen Reid's war novel, it was YA but infromative!
7. YA fiction set in WW1 (see above!)
8. The year I was born. Perhaps I should write a book set on the day I was born to showcase what various people, famous and non-famous, were doing that day?!
Ok I've run out now. I like reading about people like me set in a time an location that I can relate to. These are some of my favourite periods of history and, I'll be honest, I'm not very good at picturing other eras or even into the future so I'm pretty much screwed for this week. I tried my best-what more can you ask?