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July 30, 2019

ten books set locally i’d like to read
posted by soe 1:28 am

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie week, where host Jana of That Artsy Reader Girl invites us to make up our own bookish topic.

I recently finished one book that starts in Washington, D.C., and another that includes D.C. among several settings, which made me think about other books set in the area. Rather than give you a list of books set here that I’d recommend (although I’d be happy to do so if you leave a note in the comments), I thought I’d share ten books set locally that I’d like to read:

  1. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson* (ya)
  2. Rebound by Kwame Alexander (mg)
  3. Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi* (ya)
  4. The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks (mg)
  5. Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen Shogan (adult)
  6. All Aunt Hagar’s Children by Edward P. Jones (adult)
  7. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot (ya)
  8. Training School for Negro Girls by Camille Acker (adult)
  9. Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala (ya)
  10. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (adult)

*I own a copy and have no excuse why I haven’t read it yet.

Have you read any of these books?

Category: books. There is/are 5 Comments.

I hope you’ll be able to read all of these books soon.


Comment by Lydia 07.30.19 @ 6:38 am

Nice topic! I haven’t read these, but I hope you enjoy them. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

Comment by Poinsettia 07.30.19 @ 6:46 am

What a fun topic! I always have trouble finding books set in Michigan, though I think it’s more I have trouble finding books I’d want to read set in my state… It’s nice you have such a long list to choose from for DC. I’ve only read a couple (where the location was obvious), including Life on a Leash (which I think you got me?) and The Hopefuls.

Comment by Megan @ The Hungry Bookworm 07.30.19 @ 11:42 am

I read #9 and #10. Liked both, but 9 more so. And the felt the city more in that book. The Van Gogh Deception sounds interesting as I’ve just finished Vincent and Theo from the YA Sync summer books.

Comment by raidergirl3 07.30.19 @ 11:50 am

Happy reading when/if you get to these soon! I’ve got the audiobook of Vincent and Theo, I hope to get to that soon, and Monday’s Not Coming has been on my TBR for ages!!

Comment by Jessica at Booked J 08.02.19 @ 12:12 pm