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.)


Editor Letter

April Recap

Another month has gone by. That was fast!

I have one month left of school and I will be graduating from college at the end of May. Basically, I have three weeks left of college. Exciting stuff!

Onto to book news, Here are the Books I read in the month of April, including links to the reviews I wrote:

  • That Summer by Sarah Dessen| Review
  • Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth| Review
  • Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley| Review
  • Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald| Review

Books I wasn’t able to finish:

  • Breathe by Abbi Glines

Books given in Exchange for Review:

  • Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet| Review

Top Ten Tuesday Posts:

  • Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character| Link
  • Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger | Link
  • Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For| Link
  • Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did| Link
  • Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make My Buy/Pick Up A Book| Link

Everything above is basically what happened in the blog for the month of April. Stay tuned for more exciting book stuff to come in the month of May.

Happy Reading!