Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Favorite Books With USA Setting


Thank you The Broke and the Bookish for this wonderful Tuesday Meme


This week we have Top Ten Favorite Book With X Setting. Anjie and I deliberated for a while because we weren’t sure what setting to choose. In the end, we ended up picking, Top Ten Favorite Books With USA Setting. We decided to pick a broad setting like the United States of America because #1 it would be easier to find books, and #2 we could both find books with the same setting within each of our genre of expertise.

If you would like to know more about the books in our list, click on the picture of the book.

Veronica’s List:

1. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler:

Location? Blackfeather, Colorado. Ingredients? Mountains, Family, Barbecues, Forests, and the Vargas Boys.

The Book of Broken Hearts

2. Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor:

Boston, Massachusetts is hit by a murder, and some know who hit it. The person that needs to figure it out is Anne Dowling.

Prep School Confidential_cover

3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson:

East Coast-ers like to spend their summers on a lake in Pennsylvania. Locals + vacationers + second chances = A Second Chance Summer for Taylor Edwards.

Second Chance Summer

4. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen:

McLean’s last stop is Lakeview, North Carolina, where she will have to face up to everything she has been running away from. Whathappend-To-

5. Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger:

The California Coachella Valley is known for its extreme hot and cold weather, its dryness (it is a desert), and having a very windy area. Enter Audra the sylph (air elemental) + Vane (a boy who cannot remember anything before the age of 10) + a unknown heritage = Let The Sky Fall. 15801169

Anjie’s List:

6. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:

It is set in Miami, FL, and I was really excited about that because I live there. It was nice reading about the place I live in a book, a great one at that.


7. Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan:

I know it’s not just one book, but the setting of it is all over the US, so it’s perfect for this week. I loved how in this series Olympus moved to the top of the Empire State building in New York, and the Underworld was in Hollywood, California.


8. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand:

The novel is set in Wyoming. I loved the descriptions of nature and the mountains. Wyoming sounds so peaceful, of course not counting the fire that the main character envisions. 😉

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

9. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks:

The Last Song is one of my favorite books by him and the location is amazing (right by the beach!). I really love that the setting is consistent throughout all of Nicholas Sparks’ novels. They’re either in North or South Carolina.


10. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead:

It takes place in Palm Springs, California. It’s pretty much a desert, as described in the book, with scorching temperatures. Not exactly a paradise, but the books in the series are phenomenal! (Veronica: I live about an hour away from Palm Springs and Richelle Mead’s description of it is dead on! It’s so hot that I do not understand why people even live there! I sound just like Adrian now.)


29 thoughts on “Top Ten Favorite Books With USA Setting”

  1. Fabulous list! 🙂 I really need to read Second Chance Summer. I’ve heard so much about it. Most of the books I read are based in the USA. I’ve never been, but so want to go!

  2. I like the broad topic. I had to really think about what setting I wanted to talk about for my TTT, because I wanted there to be enough books to choose from. And I love that you included Percy Jackson! Gotta love Percy, right?

  3. AWW I love your picks! Second Chance Summer was amazing. It made me cry so hard I couldn’t even D: And anything Sarah Dessen is definitely in my book 😉 Percy Jackson as well! The movie I watched yesterday was mehh, but the books are so amazing! I want to read Bloodlines though D: Great list!

  4. This is really funny because I’m the next person on the list, and I did “foreign” settings (i.e. not the U.S.). LOL! We couldn’t have planned that better 😉

  5. I’ve seen a lot of lists set in Europe, so I like that you flipped it and did USA. And Unbecoming of Mara Dyer & Unearthly = ❤ MAJOR LOVE!

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  6. Fun take on the topic! I’ve visited Palm Springs and it’s too hot for me- can’t imagine how Adrian can stand it! I really need to catch up and read Second Chance Summer soon, while it’s still summer 🙂

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