Top 5 Wednesday is set up by the lovely Lainey at GingerReadsLainey if you want to pop over and have a look at her channel. Let’s have a look at the topic for today!
Settings I want to see more of
5) Seaside towns/North UK
This is a little bit of a weird choice but I feel like we read about the sleepy village where nothing happens and then murder strikes. Or on the other hand, the city life with fast cars and a glitzy life. Never just a simple seaside town with everyday people. I’ve also included the North of the UK in this point because every book I pick up is set down south. It really annoys me because it’s like hello things happen up here too!
4) Tribal communities
This is a totally under-represented setting for books. We also read about city life or fictional Worlds but never tribes who live in the middle of a forest. Even people who don’t know about anything happening in today’s World, only what’s happening in their tribe. I would LOVE to read about this.
3) People living in the Sea (Sama-Bajau)
This one is very specific but I recently watched a documentary about these people and they have such an interesting life. I’d love to see a book about people living off of nature like the Sama-Bajau people.
2) 1920’s glitz and glam
This era fascinates me. I love the classy way people dressed back then and the courtesy people showedone another. I also would love to get an insight into the gangsters of that time and the hidden depths of the 20’s. MAJOR THOUGHT ALERT: What about a YA genre novel set in the 1920’s?!
1) 1980’s Britain
Okay, this again is very specific but i’d love to read from a worker’s point of view back then. This was when Margaret Thatcher was in power and unfortunately for working people like myself, it was a dark time. I’d love to learn more and get a personal view of this time.
WOO! That was this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, stay tuned for next week’s!