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September 13, 2022

top ten books featuring geographic terms
posted by soe 1:52 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday from That Artsy Reader Girl is Books with Geographical Terms in the Title. Here are ten I’ve enjoyed:

  1. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery (Gog and Magog!)
  2. When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  3.  Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  4. River Secrets by Shannon Hale
  5. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros
  6. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
  7. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa
  8. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  9. Where the Moon Meets the Mountain by Grace Lin
  10. Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery

I also want to acknowledge that Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books also popped into mind for this list, but I haven’t read them in a long time. While they definitely did contribute to this New England-raised girl’s childhood understanding of the middle of the country, I recognize they featured a number of very negative images of interactions with the Native Americans who lived on and were displaced from the land the characters were “settling.” Before I’d include them on a list that implies an endorsement or hand them to a young reader, I’d want to re-read them to see whether that’s still the case.


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Nice list and interesting picks of titles for this week’s prompt. I don’t know any of these books, but a lot of them sound good.
Here is my TTT: https://herseriallife.com/top-10-books-with-geographical-terms-in-title/
Have a great week

Comment by Rae | HerSerialLife.com 09.13.22 @ 3:10 am

Yay for Anne of Green Gables making your list!

Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

Comment by Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! 09.13.22 @ 7:25 am

Anne of the Island and Gone-Away Lake are on my TTT this week too! Awesome!!!

Comment by Hamlette (Rachel) 09.13.22 @ 7:45 am

A good list.

Have a great week!

Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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Comment by Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog 09.13.22 @ 9:49 am

The Lost Continent sounds good.

Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

Comment by Astilbe 09.13.22 @ 12:48 pm

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