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Top Ten Favorite Book Settings

October 12: Favorite Book Settings

I’ve picked six locations for this week, but twenty-one books, so even though the numbers totally do not add up, I think it balances out.

Beleaguered kindoms in need of saving

Breaking Legacies by Zoe Reed // The True Queen by Sarah Fine // Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews // A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

Eeerie manor houses

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeanette Ng // Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft // Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia // Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone

Thone rooms and council chambers

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison // The Councillor by E. J. Beaton // Kushiels’s Dart

Small, cozy towns with worryingly high death rates

Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae // Slashing Through the Snow by Jacqueline Frost // The Glitter End by Vivian Conroy // Renewed for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Schools and Academies (magical if possible).

The Magic in the Weaving by Tamora Pierce // Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey // Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens


At sea or aboard ship.

Brethern by W. A. Hoffman // Windfall by Shawn Barnett // Fable by Adrienne Young

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Favorite Book Settings”

  1. This one made me laugh so much: “Small, cozy towns with worryingly high death rates”. I’m thinking of all those cozy mysteries, haha. But really, agree with everything on your list, and such great examples too!

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  2. Great list! I love how that “small towns with worryingly high death rates” one immediately evokes “cozy mystery” in everyone. Such a perfect description! But you’re right, it is a great book setting. (And I love how usually there’s no in-book comment about said high death rate.)

    I like magical schools, too. Now I’m going to have to look up that Tamora Pierce book. I don’t remember hearing about it before.

    My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2021/10/12/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-book-settings/

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    1. Yeah, like if you did the math, no-one who live in those places. Ever! I love the way its so rarely mentioned or has such little impact on the residents too XD

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