Top Ten Tuesday

10 Of My Favorite Book Settings

20211012 Favorite Book Settings

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Today we talk about favorite book settings! As a fantasy and contemporary romance addict, I’m sure a lot of my favorite settings are pretty predictable, but honestly I just love them all so much and will never get enough of them!

Magical School

I can’t leave this one out, can I? I’ll never get enough of reading about magical schools. But don’t a lot of us dream we could attend a magical school?


Castles and old mansions always make for such whimsical settings. They can be romantic, they can be spooky, they can be epic. Just imagine yourself roaming the halls at night with only candlelight to light your way or attending a ball in the massive ballroom.

College Campus

I graduated a while ago, and yet I always love reading about the college experience. Guess I’ll always be an eternal student at heart.

I LOVE BOOKS AND I CANNOT LIE! Bookish settings will always be perfect to me.

Road Trip

Weird fact about me: I hate driving myself and actually have major driving anxiety, but when I’m not behind the steering wheel myself, I do enjoy driving quite a lot and I can never get enough of roadtrip books. Discovering new places, snacks and roadtrip playlists, it’s just so much fun.

Woods Cabin Camp

I’m honestly not one for camping myself (though I do really want to try glamping) but I do love the idea of cozy cabins in the woods and I love reading about people camping and surviving in the woods.

Music Industry

I’ve always been intrigued by the music industry and the behind-the-scenes of it all, so I love reading books with characters in it.

Fictional Fantasy Worlds

I’m always in awe of the many, many intricate worlds authors can build. There’s just no limit and I love discovering each new world. (Bonus points if it has dragons though.)

Workplace Office

Fun fact: I met my husband at work (though we only started dating when we no longer worked together) and that’s why I always love reading about office romances. But also just the day-to-day office life intrigues me.

Small Town

I know the trope of big-city-woman-moving-to-a-small-town-and-discovering-herself is a little overused and yet I will never, ever get enough of it.

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Tell Me:
What are some of your favorite book settings?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Magical schools are the best. Or academies/ colleges too. I’d love to see more college settings actually. Bookshops… yes please…

    Oh and I love your image selections for the small towns. πŸ™‚

    1. I’ll never get enough of magical schools or small towns πŸ™‚

  2. Castle or mansion? I mean, yes! We all about love to see that. Oh, and I like bookshops too! πŸ™‚

    1. Nothing quite as whimsical as a castle or mansion setting πŸ™‚

  3. I love the way you organized your list this week. I want coaching how to do all your special effects. Tee-hee! My TTT vivid settings

    1. Thanks so much! I’m definitely a Canva addict πŸ™‚

  4. Small towns and old castles <3 Bonus if there is a magical school in there haha.

    1. Oh yes, a magic school in an old castle in a small town, TRIPLE WIN haha πŸ™‚

  5. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I think many of my favorites are here!

    1. Yay, glad we have so many faves in common πŸ™‚

  6. These are all such great settings! I’ve been reading a lot of small-town rom-coms lately.

    1. Small-town rom-coms are the best, I love them πŸ™‚

  7. Small towns were on our list, too.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. Small towns are so great!

  8. I can never pass up a book set in the wilderness or in a small town. I love those settings.

    1. There’s just something so intriguing about those kinds of settings.

  9. Great list! A lot of these are favourites as well, especially the magical school and small towns 😍 I realise that I’m also quite partial to sports settings when it comes to romances this year!

    1. Oh sports settings is also a good one! I’m actually (re)reading an old favorite hockey romance right now. But I do have to admit I often find myself skimming the actual sports bits to get to the romance haha πŸ˜‰

  10. I love most of those, too.

    1. Thanks!

      1. You’re welcome!

  11. What’s your favourite sort of fantasy world?

    I like the ones that are connected to ours in some way. For example, if someone from our world travels there or vice versa.

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    1. Oh good question! I love all kinds of fantasy worlds, but I adore the ones that are so big that it takes multiple books to travel through them and discover different parts of it. And that have a map πŸ™‚ But I also love when they are connected to ours in some way too!

  12. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    Magicals schools, castles, woods and fictional worlds are always favorites of mine too!

    1. They’re all just such fun settings!

  13. Any bookish setting, small towns, I didn’t think of several on your list, but I do love the music industry as well. Here is my link if you’d like to stop by:

    1. Bookish settings and small towns are the best indeed!

  14. Small town settings are very good. Happy reading! My TTT

    1. Small town settings are indeed the best πŸ™‚

  15. masterspj says:

    I love reading books set in bookish places like libraries and book stores.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Same, it’s always so much fun to read those stories!

  16. I love bookshops/libraries, castles and magical schools too. I really want to read more books set at universities, I think it’s a great setting but woefully underutilised.

    1. Yes, we definitely need more university settings!

      1. 100%!

      2. Definitely!

  17. Yes to all of these, especially the magical school and small town settings. πŸ™‚

    1. Magical schools and small town settings are the best indeed πŸ™‚

  18. Marianne Maurer says:

    Brilliant interpretation of the topic. I wasn’t surprised to see some of the settings and most of them work for me, also. Well done.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier which took me around the world to thirteen countries..

    1. Thanks so much!

  19. All of these are fun! I really love college campuses. I think I want to go back to when I was that age! That’s probably why.

    1. Same, though it always sounds more fun in books than it does in my memories haha πŸ™‚

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