Top Ten Tuesday

toptentuesdayIt’s another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. I’m on a roll with these lately! Thanks again to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this meme. This week it is Top Ten Favorite Books With X Setting (ie: futuristic world, set mostly in schools, during World War II, books set in California  etc. etc. So many possibilities!)

I love all kinds of settings but one of my all-time favorites is the Victorian Era. I love the details of the dresses, the social norms, the gender/class issues and so much more. I’m partial to books set in England but mainly it’s the time frame that I’m interested in. So I didn’t actually choose any novels written during the Victorian era for this list but went with some modern books set in the time period. Here are my Top Ten:

  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • Affinity by Sarah Waters
  • Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
  • The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
  • The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
  • The Observations by Jane Harris
  • The Spiritualist by Megan Chance
  • Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn (first in the Lady Julia mystery series)
  • Murder on Bank Street by Victoria Thompson (first in the Gaslight mystery series)
  • Let Loose the Dogs by Maureen Jennings (first in the Murdoch mystery series)

Making this list reminds me that it’s been a while since I’ve read a book set during this time. I think I need to remedy that. Anyway, what are some of your favorite settings?

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