Weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top X Genre Books
(pick the genre you want: Top Ten Historical fiction books, Top Ten Dystopian Books, Top Ten Victorian Novels)
Hmm sometimes these open-ended themes are harder to think of than an actual specific one.. alright, let’s do a bit of a challenge. Since my last week’s topic was focused on cityscapes, and I’ve mentioned before that I love reading books set in Toronto… my topic this week will be:
Top Ten Books Set In/Partially Set In Toronto
- Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley <– The quintessential ode to this city, in graphic novel form
- The Paris Wife by Paula McLain <– Just finished this on the weekend. Had no idea Hemingway spent time in TO!
- The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe <– Main character & family live in Toronto briefly
- Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg <– Murder mystery written by a Toronto-based defense-counsel lawyer
- Girls Fall Down by Maggie Helwig <– I actually read this quite a while ago before it’s become the Toronto Library’s One Book for 2012! Was so excited, even my local Starbucks that I frequent for work makes an appearance in this novel
- Above by Leah Bobet <– Granted I haven’t read this yet, but I’m ASSUMING it’s at least partially set in Toronto considering the CN Tower is on the cover!
- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving <– I read this back in high school and really liked it. Forgot it was partially set in Toronto till I saw it on a list!
So admittedly, these last few I haven’t read yet but they seem to top a lot of lists when I looked around online for best Toronto-based fiction. I’ll definitely have to check those out then!
- In The Skin Of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje
- Fauna by Alissa York <– Had no idea it was set in Toronto! Totally bumped up higher on my to-read list now!
- The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj
What made your Top 10 list this week? Share your link and I’ll check it out too!