TOP TEN TUESDAY was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Okay, maybe I stretch it a bit here because a few of these are not necessarily a place setting, but more like a trope? A theme? I’m not sure but I’d count it anyways!
Apocalyptic Universe — Will I ever get tired of Divergent, Ready Player One or The Hunger Games? Probably never.
Boarding School — Yesterday, I re-watch all of the Harry Potter movies and suddenly, I was deep into the boarding school setting again!
Competition and Contest — Thanks to Spin the Dawn, now I need more intense competition drama in my life.
Fandom, fandom, fandom! — This year, I’ve read quite a few contemporary books focusing on fandom or being a fangirl, and I totally looking forward to read more!
Futuristic x Time Travel — Perhaps I said this too many times, but I was so impressed with Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen and its glorious time-traveling trope!
Historical Fiction Sets on the Beach — Another setting that I need after reading an outstanding book (Montauk by Nicola Harrison!). Everything is calmer just because there’s no phone yet to distract your peaceful time at the beach!
Magical Libraries — I just realized I’ve been consuming a lot of magical + witchy libraries this past week (Harry Potter, Mooncakes, The Black Mage) and I want more!
Modern Era and Its Tech — I need more story revolving around bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, you name it!
Underwater — This one is a classic because you can never go wrong with mermaids and underwater creature-beings!
University — Yeah, yeah, I’m not even in university anymore but so what! The ‘first day at uni’ trope is still one of my favorite.