Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Fantastic Books set in the UK

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
There are so many books set in the US - it's time for some British fictional settings to get some love!


1. The Sherlock Holmes books by Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
4. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

5. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
6. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
7. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
9. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

14 comments:

  1. Wow, I have never seen that cover for HP & the Philosopher's Stone before.

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    1. It's the cover I own! My friends got me a box set for my birthday a few years ago. I haven't seen these recently so it mught have been a limited time cover, but I love them :)

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  2. I LOVE books set in the UK, and actually did "books set outside of the US and the UK" for my list's theme. Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my old favorites, and I just read Carry On. I liked it, though couldn't escape the (not entirely bad) sensation that I was reading particularly inventive Harry Potter fanfiction. :)

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    1. Dorian Gray is wonderful - I can't believe it took me so long to get around to reading it. I felt that way initially about Carry On, but by the end it felt completely seperate to Harry Potter in my mind. It's just the premise that's almost identical! :D

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  3. Loving the cover for Radio Silence. She is beautiful. I'm gonna have to check it out! Great Top Ten!
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. Radio Silence is awesome and I wish I knew more people who have read it. Plus it's written by a super cool young British author who I found out about on tumblr. Her stuff is really relatable.
      Thanks!

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    2. Nice books, I still want to read Jane Steele!!
      http://thebestbasicblogger.blogspot.com/2016/07/top-ten-tuesday-10-books-outside-usa-i.html

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    3. Jane Steele is awesome - way better than I could have ever expected and definitely worth the read!

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  4. I had Harry Potter on my list these week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/top-ten-tuesday-66/

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    1. Harry Potter is always a classic :)

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  5. Great picks! I really want to try Jane Steele. :)
    Check out my TTT.

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    1. It's really worth it! It's a facinating adaptation that both reflects Jane Eyre yet is so completely different and refreshing.

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  6. I've read more than half of your list, so we must share similar tastes. My TTT.

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    1. Interesting! I've got quite a mix on this week's list

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