Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Settings In Books

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
(Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa)

A Year in Japan by Kate T. Williamson

Shooting the Boh by Tracy Johnson

Andorra by Peter Cameron

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Dreamers by Knut Hamsun

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


  1. This is wonderful. I luv to think about settings in books.

  2. One day in the future I'm going to come back and tell you that I have visited it to every one of those locations. Soon.

  3. Great list! As I was making my own list, I realized that I really need to expand my setting choice when reading books. :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark.blogspot.com

  4. I've had my eye on Travels in Siberia. Somehow I'm really drawn to cold places.

  5. These are all places I would like to visit. I mostly had imaginary settings on my list, or settings from a different time.

  6. Great list! I'll have to check some of those books out! Thanks!!


  7. Family Matters is a great book and really describes life in India well. I like your choice of Japan. Why didn't I put that on my list?

  8. Goodness, so many different and exotic places! Japan, South Africa, and Canada especially. :) This list was a little tough for me, but I found my 10 settings, too. Thank you for sharing, Deb!

  9. You're setting yourself up for a round-the-world tour! Great list!

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-setting.html

  10. I've heard of some of these books, but I haven't read any of them. Just from some of the covers, the settings look interesting.

  11. Your books make me want to travel, even if only in an armchair. My latest trip took me to Ward Island just off the city of Toronto!

  12. I almost put Vietnam down as well. I love O'Brien's books and, even though they are violent and heartbreaking, they make me really want to visit Vietnam which, I've heard, is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet.

  13. What a great list! I love the titles you have showcased too!

  14. Definitely intrigued by the cover of Never Cry Wolf!

  15. You always have such wonderful, unique choices. I just picked up a copy of Travels in Siberia and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

    Check out my list here

  16. I love the International feel to your answer!

  17. I'd so love traveling to ANY of the aforementioned places! Seriously, Take Me Away like Natasha Beddingfield always says! Great choices - I feel bad not being there at this moment.

    And thanks for stopping by the blog earlier!

  18. Great list. So many fantastic settings I would love to visit. I loved Year in Japan.


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