Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books set in England

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I have a weakness for books set in England, well, in all of Europe for that matter.  I love getting into the setting of books and for me there's no better place than England, whether it's current day or the past.  Here are some of my favorite books set in England.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - The first line alone is enough for me to love this story, but the romance and the characters are so wonderful.  They have me reading this book again and again.

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (as well as all the others) - This is an obvious choice for me.  These books were my childhood, but this one in particular has always been one of my favorites.

3. Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin - I love this fictionalize memoir of the girl who inspired the beloved tale of Alice in Wonderland.

4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith - This story is told in 24 hours which I think is unique and incredibly compelling.

5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray - It's a boarding school story with a twist, what's not to love.

6. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - This English ghost story is haunting and entertaining at the same time.  The main characters and setting are enough to keep me coming back to this book.

7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - While the circus travels all over the world, it keeps coming back to London.  I love that it is conceived there and shared with the world.

8. Emma by Jane Austen - Emma's meddling ways can get her into trouble, but as long as she is in England everything is okay.

9. Sherlock Holmes (all of them) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Who doesn't love a good murder mystery?

10. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff - This book is unique in that it tells a story of an American girl who gets caught in the thoroughfare of World War II with her cousins in England.  They have to figure out how to survive when the German's unexpectedly attack.


  1. Ooh, good choices. Not the usual ones I thought of. Alice I Have Been I have been thinking of putting on my wishlist. Glad you reminded me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, I haven't heard of Alice I Have Been. But I love Alice in Wonderland, I'll have to check it out!

    My TTT.