TTT #57 | Favorite Book Settings

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since last January Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s prompt is a freebie so I decided to go with one Candyce did before, Favorite Book Settings because that is something I love to talk about. I’m not sure I will be able to come up with 10 different settings but we’ll see how far I come. Let’s get into those book settings.

1.Magic Schools

This is my absolute favorite setting of always and if a synopsis mentions this I’m sold. Ever since reading Harry Potter, all I’ve wanted is to attend a magical school myself. Guess I’ll have to make due with reading about them. I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of magical schools and honestly, thinking about it, there need to be more magical school books!

2.Boarding Schools

The next best thing are regular boarding schools. Boarding schools aren’t really a thing in the Netherlands so obviously I’ve always been intrigued by them haha. I love how teens just seem to run around unsupervised and all the chaos that ensues.

3.Medieval like fantasy worlds

Fantasy is my favorite genre ever and I love worlds that are developed for that story and especially when those worlds are medieval like. I really enjoy it when everyone is riding around on horses or in carriages and there aren’t any modern inventions. This might be because I also enjoy reading historical fiction haha. With this said, I’m also very interested in reading some fantasies set in more modern worlds, as I haven’t really read those.


By now hopefully you all know London is my favorite city on earth and therefor I can’t resist books set in London. It is always magical reading about that city and come across familiar places there. And even better is later visiting London and seeing those places in person! Just thinking about it makes me want to hop on a plane and run around the city again.

5.Small town high schools

This might be a bit of a weird one, but whenever I do read contemporary I enjoy them being set in those quaint small American towns and high schools. I’m not even sure how accurate that is, but those are how I imagine the life of an American teenager haha. It always seems so peaceful and reading stories set there makes my heart a little lighter.

6.Space ship

Recently I’ve started to get into sci-fi reads and I’m really enjoying myself. And I definitely like it when the story is largely set on a space ship. I like the circumstances this brings for our characters and love reading what kind of tech the author has come up with. It’s like reading something from the future and I’m sad I won’t live so long that I’ll see who was right 😉

7.Actual ship

 A space ship is great, but I also love the setting of an actual sea ship! Whether this is a fantasy story or more of a historical fiction one, both are great. But mostly fantasies because lets be honest 😉 I especially love it when we get to read about girl pirates and have read some wonderful ones. Here’s to more great pirate reads in 2019.


I wish we had more books with an university setting. And I know that depends on the genre you read, because in YA you typically get a high school setting. But one of my favorite contemporary novels is Fangirl and that takes place at an university. I would like to read more books set there, even better if they’re fantasy books. There are two comics that takes place in an university setting, Giant Days and Moonstruck. I’ve read the first volumes for both of these, and recommend them if you’d like to read more university setting stories.

And that is it for today! I could come up with more settings, but those would just be added because I needed to get to 10. The 8 settings listed are all settings I actually really enjoy so we’re just going to stick with those! What are some of your favorite book settings? Let me know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “TTT #57 | Favorite Book Settings

    1. There’s just something about those settings don’t you think!

    1. I just love talking about things I love haha. Medieval type fantasy is definitely one of my favs, especially if they include a magical boarding school 😉

    1. That’s true! A good book can be in any setting and I like to be surprised as well. But when a synopsis includes these settings I’m immediately more interested 😀

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