Fave Book Settings #TopTenTuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:

Favorite Book Settings

A bookstore

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

This is a library in Singapore called library @ orchard

A library

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The restaurant at a hotel in Phuket. Really good food! (this was in 2018)

A restaurant

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney

A photo taken from the rooftop of the National Museum


Some of you may know that I’m from Singapore, so I’m always interested in books set there. And please don’t say Crazy Rich Asians.

Ministry of Moral Panic by Amanda Lee Koe

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew

A beach in Phuket

Southeast Asia

Since Singapore is part of Southeast Asia, books set in Southeast Asia also catch my eye. It’s not so easy to find books set in Southeast Asia, but recently, there have been more.

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (set in Malaysia)

In the Country by Mia Alvar (set in the Philippines)

Not invented at all, but this was a photo I took last summer when the smoke from the wildfires was so bad that our skies were orange for most of the day. This was taken mid-morning. It was still that dark.

Invented worlds

Some of my favourite books are those set in worlds unlike (or sometimes a bit similar to) ours

His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin

Ok so obviously not a photo of a boarding school. Because I don’t have any, so instead, here’s a photo of the kids section of a library in Singapore.

Boarding school

As a kid, I was fascinated with boarding schools. Probably because I loved reading Mallory Towers by Endid Blyton.

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


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