Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All). Here we go, in alphabetical order by place:
Cahokia - This Native American city across the Mississippi River from present day St. Louis was at its peak from 1050 CE - 1200 CE with a population between 10,000 - 20,000. It covered about 6 square miles and 120 mounds. It was a larger city than London was at the time. I've never read a work of fiction about this place, but I'd absolutely love to some day.
L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland - This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the only officially authenticated Norse site in North America. I'd love to read a YA novel about Leif Erikson and his crews making land, exploring, and settling here about a thousand years ago. There's even a living history recreated Viking settlement there now which is featuring in the aerial photo.
Japan - Particularly Edo Japan. I've always been interested in the topic and I'd love to read more on the place and era, especially in adult fantasy.
New Amsterdam, New Netherland - I don't know about you, but I'd love to see 1664 New Amsterdam in YA fiction in the time leading right up to when the colony was captured by the English and became New York.
Ohio - I live in Ohio and it feels like I don't see enough of my home state in fiction of any genre, but I'm just tickled when I have the opportunity. More please!
Old Hollywood - To be honest I'm always ready for more books, fiction or nonfiction, about 1920s-1960s Hollywood.
Rural settings in fantasy - I love urban fantasy. Is it too much to ask for more fantasy set in rural areas? The only novels I've read recently that I'd say qualify as rural fantasy are The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
Working Farms in YA - In recent years, I can only remember having read one - Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. It's a fantastic contemporary if you haven't had the opportunity to read it. Having grown up on a farm I'd love to see more. Please?
What settings would you like to see more of? As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!