Monday, July 9, 2012

TOP TEN TUESDAY: The Top Ten Books Set in London

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted at The Broke andthe Bookish. Today’s topic is the Top Ten Books Set in London. 

 The 2012 Olympics are coming!!!!! I LOVE watching the Olympics. It is so exciting to see the competition, country loyalty, and records being broken. This year the Olympics are in London and in honor of that here are my top ten books that are set (at least partially) in London. Enjoy!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Part of the story takes place in London. And I love this story. And Mr. Darcy shows his honor and love for Elizabeth in London by dealing with the youngest sister. Awwwwww.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
This wouldn’t be a good list about London without at least 2 Jane Austen references!

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I want to meet up with Harry Potter & company in London some time. They are real, right?

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Solving crimes and taking names.

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
True, this book takes place all over Europe, but the journey starts in London so it gets put on this list.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Maureen Johnson does a great job of writing about London. She gives it such life and mystery. The Queen should give Maureen an award for making young adults (and adults) in America love London so much!

Clockwork Angel & Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
LOVE! Cassandra Clare takes this paranormal historical fiction series to a whole other level. And the fact that it is set in Victorian England makes the love and angst so much better.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Pip is clueless and Estella is a drama queen, but this is a great book. Creepy, but good.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Such a wonderful fantastical book. And I want to cuddle with Aslan.

The Alchemyst series by Michael Scott
The first book does not take place in London and, in fact, the characters go all over the place in this series. But it is an awesome and magical series that blends the past with the present and since some of it takes place in London, it made the list.


  1. Great list! I love all these books, it seems like there's just something about books set in London.

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  2. Great topic! London is just a great place to be!
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  3. Awesome idea! There are so many books set in London.

  4. I think the only stories set in my hometown are the documents handed down from police-station to judge. o.o

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