It’s been a crazy week. I haven’t actually finished a book in over two weeks, and didn’t write my last two scheduled reviews… and I’m getting ready to leave for London on Tuesday to spend some quality time with my sister. Needless to say, my head is spinning a bit with everything that needs to be done both at work and at home before I go. But I just can’t stop thinking about how great it will be to actually take a trip in less than a week. So for that reason, I’ve been thinking a lot about my favorite UK based books. Some of my favorites (seven) are below, in no particular order, and all titles link to the review!
The Royal We by Heather Cox & Jessica Morgan
Basically, Will & Kate fanfiction, but an enjoyable read nonetheless.
Setting: Oxford & London
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Could this list be complete without Harry Potter? No, I daresay, it could not.
Setting: Scotland, London, various countryside locations
The Montmaray Journals by Michelle Cooper
While the first book in the series doesn’t take place in the UK, the entirety of the second and third books do so it is very worthy of inclusion on this list!
Setting: Primarily London, various countryside locations
All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness
Not only does the first book take place in Oxford in the present day, the second takes place in Elizabethan England!
Setting: Oxford, London, historical London, various countryside locations
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
Set in an idyllic Scottish town, The Bookshop on the Corner is one of my favorite books about books.
Setting: Rural Scotland
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
I cannot wait to see this movie, will it please hurry up and come to the US already?
Setting: Guernsey, London
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic features not just one London, but three! The original London is set during the reign of mad King George, known to us colonials as the king we fought against for independence, the other two are parallel magical Londons with a third waiting in the wings.
Setting: Historical & Alternate Universe Londons