Top Ten Favorite Books With X Setting
Well, my secret love is England. I am a bit of an Anglophile, so I as going to go with Regency England, but that would be mostly historical romance for me, and I wanted to broaden it a bit, so I’m going to tell you my top 10 books set in England.
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. You saw this coming, didn’t you?
2. Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding. This is too easy.
3. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas (The Wallflowers #3). Ooh, so this is historical romance, but it’s also Lisa Kleypas, which makes it amazing. Add to that, some pretty spectacular characters (including a hero who was the bad guy in the previous book who completly redeems himself here) and it’s definitely my favorite of the series.
4. The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn. Again, the English Regency. I can’t pick a favorite out of these, don’t make me. They’re all amazing. (I lie, my favorite is Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, #4.)
5. The Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde. It’s an alternate world England and it’s so well crafted and amazingly complex…This series is definitely different in the best way.
6. Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes. A psychic told Lucy that she’s going to get married within the year and so when she meets this incredibly unreliable man who reminds her a lot of her father, she thinks this may be the guy. Oh, this book. I didn’t expect to love it so much, but just remembering the story makes me want to reread.
7. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. There’s so much to love in this series, including an unbelievable love triangle and some kick-ass females. And Will Herondale.
8. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning. Such a cute book about a woman who’s lost a ton of weight and needs a practice boyfriend before she embarks on a relationship with the person she’s really in love with, who’s only ever seen her overweight. This book made me so happy.
9. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. Sometimes her books can be hit or miss for me because the heroine is a bit of a ditz, but this was really cute.
10. Shades of London by Maureen Johnson. Rory is a transplant to England from Louisiana who becomes involved with a group of ghost police. It sounds kind of incredible, but it’s so good, just enough romance and mystery and horror to make it un-put-downable.