The topic for today is the top 5 books set in your own country. I’ve been wanting to read books set in different countries, so I thought it would be best to get suggestions from bookworms from around the world!! Strangely enough, mine is quite difficult! It’s a large country, but I haven’t read too many books set here. And the country that I’m talking about is……
I live in the province of Ontario – specifically southwestern Ontario. We live in the southernmost part of Canada, and are only a few miles from Detroit Michigan. In fact, I only live a few minutes from the Michigan boarder! Since I haven’t read that many set in Canada, I only have 3 to share with you, and the last one I haven’t even read yet, but it’s on my TBR shelf. But maybe my fellow Canadians can direct me to books I haven’t read yet!
Note to participants – I have an out of town doctors appointment so I will be late to update the list – but it will happen! I promise!
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in March – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!
STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel
Not only is this book partially set in Canada, it’s set EXACTLY where I live! It doesn’t mention it by name, but it mentions a small area near the St Clair River (Which connects Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron). It mentions that it’s a fishing area in this dystopian setting and basically, nothing has changed lol. It was so surreal to read something describing where I live! Especially a book that’s this popular!
LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel
This one isn’t set completely in Canada, but it does take place in part in Toronto I believe. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, and I had totally forgotten that it takes place in Canada actually! It’s mostly set in the ocean as this is a story of his abandonment and survival after the ship he’s travelling on sinks.
THE BEAR by Claire Cameron
I feel a little bad for putting this one on my list actually…… because I haven’t read it yet! In fact, I totally forgot that I had it until I was searching my shelves for books that fit this topic. This book surrounds two children and their survival in Algonquin Park (Ontario) after their parents are killed by a bear. It’s told from the perspective of these children and how they coped with their loss and how they survived in the wilderness. I’m actually travelling back to Algonquin Park this summer so maybe I’ll read it before the trip 🙂
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
- Meeghan Reads and Bakes
- Realms Of My Mind
- Book Princess Reviews
- Just Being Nessa
- The Punk Theory
- We Are Just Stories
- Bath and Books
- Tay’s Infinite Thoughts
- The Limit of Books Does Not Exist
- Reading Evolution
- Words Words Words
- Kristin Kraves Books
- Between Words (Zwischen Worten)
- The Book Nook UK
- My Year of Reading Dangerously
- Read By Dev
- Paper Royalty
- Bookishly Rebecca
- The Smell of Ink (Lukten Av Trykksverte)
- Beware of the Reader
- The Reading Hobbit
- Alexandra Wolfe
- Colline’s Blog
- Hanna Reads
- Stuck In Fiction
- Book Admirer
I’m feeling a little like a terrible Canadian right now for only having 3 books on this list! I could have also talked about Room by Emma Donoghue, who actually lives a few hours away from me. Or maybe even Elly Blake, author of the Frostblood Saga who also lives about an hour away. Or even Margaret Atwood who is the author of the Handmaid’s Tale. But the first two authors mentioned don’t have books set in Canada and I haven’t actually read A Handmaid’s Tale yet….. see?? Friggen terrible Canadian right here! I AM SO EXCITED to see the lists of the participants! I can’t wait to travel the world with you!
Until next time, happy reading!