S4S – Books set in the country you live

Good morning #SixforSunday gang!

How are you all today? I hope you’re all well! Today, you’ve got 2 posts coming your way! I have a review going live in a few hours too… what a treat!!

You’ve popped along, I am guessing, because you’re interested in this week’s #SixforSunday post! It’s the first prompt for March! A reminder of March’s prompts:

March – Around the world in 80 books

7th – Books set in the country you live
14th – Books set elsewhere in the world
21st – Characters you think deserve a holiday
28th – Blue and green books

The prompts for April to June will go live in a week or so… I just need to finalise them!

Today, we’re thinking:

Books set in the country you live!

Now I’ve tried to go with books set as LOCAL to me as I can think of! So books set in the North!

I’m going to be honest, doing this depressed/frustrated the hell out of me. Maybe I just don’t KNOW enough books set in the North or maybe there just aren’t enough. I WISH there was more. You should’ve seen me when I read ‘Me Mam, Me Dad, Me’; I nearly died having a book actually set local to me. I’ve not actually read Widdershins, however I have already ordered it to read!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE recommend me/point me in the direction of books for kids/YA set in the North (even better if they’re North East).

Thanks so much for popping along to my TED talk about the lack of representation for books set in the North East, ha!

I can’t wait to see your #SixforSunday posts – hopefully you’ve had more luck than me!

See you next week for #SixforSunday does ‘Books set elsewhere in the world’.

S x

5 thoughts on “S4S – Books set in the country you live

  1. Louise H says:

    I guess if I’d gone local like you I might have had some DH Lawrence, Alan Silitoe, Lord Byron, and a little further afield but still counting would be A Kestrel For a Knave.
    I’ve read some of Skellig and Island with students at work, they all look great stories!


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