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This Week's Top 10: Settings I'd Like To See More Of
1. The beach. I'm a beachy girl and so therefore I adore any story set on the sandy shores. There's just something magical about characters spending their days in the ocean, or around a bonfire at night. However, not all my favorite beachy moments happen during the summer months. There happens to be a certain CHRISTMAS BEACH COUCH story that I adore just as much.
2. London (or anywhere in England). I have very fond memories of spending summers here when I was 18-22 years old. It's a culture that I hold close to my heart, so when I read a story set here, I automatically have a fondness for it.
3. Pacific Northwest. I just recently traveled to Seattle and fell in love with how GREEN and luscious everything is. I loved the atmosphere and the attention they gave to their local vendors. I wouldn't mind reading more stories set in that area (and no, I don't mean Forks!).
4. Texas. It's where I'm from, so naturally I like to read stories set in my home state.
5. A small town. There's just something unique about characters set in a small town. It's fun to read about everyone's business and how they're all mixed together somehow. Growing up in such a large city, this type of lifestyle is so different for me and it always keeps me coming back for more.
6. A big city. A few of my favorite stories have been set in either New York City or Chicago. Both, of which, hold so much LIFE. Though I adore the small town settings, I'm a fan of the big city lifestyle, too. There's just so much to see and do!
7. Road trips. These are some of the best books, in my opinion. With the scenery constantly changing, it adds something new to the story as the adventure unfolds.
8. Deserted Island. I have yet to read a book that takes place on a deserted island, so why not?
9. A music festival. Another setting I have yet to read a book about, but I think it would be kinda cool - no?
10. Somewhere in the future. I'm still new to the time travel books, but I think the concept is really interesting. Casting your characters as themselves several years down the road, but still being able to bring them back to the present; a definite intrigue for me.