Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week the theme is historical settings that I love reading about. This post is going to be a bit different. I’m going to be naming a few time periods and then add two books that I enjoyed and two that I plan on reading.
Anyway, I have decided to start doing top ten Tuesday posts more regularly as they are a lot of fun to write. Usually I forget about this feature until I see the posts of other people popping up and then it’s too late (and I don’t have time to write them). Hopefully I’ll be able to remember it this time! XD
The “Ancient” time period
I really enjoy reading books that are set in ancient Greece or ancient Rome. I just find the culture fascinating and the setting very interesting. I mostly read classics set in this time period.
The two I read and greatly enjoyed are The Odyssey by Homer and Daphnis and Chloe by Longus. Both of them are amazing! I would recommend Daphnis and Chloe more, as it is a lot shorter and easier to get through. I really want to read Jason and the Golden Fleece by Apollonius and Metamorphoses by Ovid – I am really interested in both.
The 1920’s in America
I just find this time period to be very interesting and also a lot of fun to read about. I seriously need more books set in this time period, so if you have any recommendations let me know! 😀
The two I read and loved were The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Diviners by Libba Bray. They are both amazing! I would highly recommend both (though I think many have read The Great Gatsby already). The two I really want to read are Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. They both sound interesting to me, though very different from each other.
The “Gothic” time period
Basically the classical Gothic novels. They tend to be my absolute favourites and there are many I read and loved, as there are many that I want to read.
Two of my favourite books of all time are The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I love them sooo much! ❤ And I would, obviously, recommend them. The two that I look forward to reading are The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
I just noticed, when I looked through the books set in this time period, that I especially enjoy the stories that have supernatural/paranormal elements. Anyway, moving on!
First of all the two books I enjoyed a lot. Soulless by Gail Carriger and Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Both are amazing and I would recommend both series. 😀 Two that I really want to read are The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. Especially Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell which I hope to read this month!
That’s all! 😀 Thank you for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!