Happy Tuesday, reader friends! I’m linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl again for Top Ten Tuesdays & the topic this week is: “Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All).” So, I’ve dubbed this post, “Settings I Love and want more of” because rhyming is fun!
Does anyone else have a certain song running through their head now? If so, I’m sorry for passing along the earworm! Let’s hit the books! Here are the top ten general or semi-specific locations I want more of:
settings I love
I’ve always been fascinated by early settlers and frontiersmen. Having lived within a ten-mile radius my entire life, I love to taste that kind of adventure and experience wanderlust for myself!
I’m also a life-long flatlander, I was in my 30s the first time I saw the Rocky Mountains in real life! I’d love to move west where I could just see them out my window and visit them anytime, maybe someday I’d even be brave enough to live on a mountain or in a valley.
For someone like me who doesn’t even need a whole hand to count the number of times I’ve seen an ocean with my own eyes, stories set in places surrounded by an immense body of water are fascinating! It doesn’t even need to be a real island, I’m that easy to please!
I want more!
I’m not talking about the touristy or charming small towns that are within an hour drive of a major city or little resort towns. There aren’t many truly rural communities in fiction. A remote and isolated ranch is more likely to be a setting than a rural community.
Pacific Northwest/Northern Plains
Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, North & South Dakota, maybe even a little Nebraska, I’ll take it!
America’s northern neighbor has a lot of land! Surely there’s room for more stories up there!
Speaking of large land masses, Africa is huge! Why aren’t there more stories set there?
I know a lot of readers share my Aussie obsession but let’s not forget the Kiwis and Polynesians!
I’m not even sure I can still name all of these smaller countries sandwiched between Mexico and Panama. Need more stories!
Vikings and babooshkas and surely there are more wonderful things in these countries! I want more!
Do you love any of my favorite settings?
What places are on your “settings I love and want more of” list, reader friends?