This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
Favorite Book Settings
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney
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
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)
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
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