Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Top 5 Wednesday- Books That Take Place in Your Country/Region/Area

Top 5 Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey on Youtube. This week's topic is Books That Take Place in Your Country/Region/Area. For this I decided to focus mostly on region, since US would have been to broad. So I did books that take place in the Midwestern area!

Going from bottom to top:

5. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. This book takes place in Chicago and focuses the poor conditions for immigrants in industrialized societies. I have never actually read all of the book, but I hope to rectify that soon. I have read bits and pieces though.

4. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. I had this and Will Grayson, Will Grayson to choose from, but I went with this one. This is another book that takes place in the Chicagoland area. I enjoyed this more than WG,WG but it still is not as good as Looking for Alaska and John Green's other books.

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth. This was a hard one to decide where to put it. I have a love/hate relationship with this series. I loved Divergent. Then I waited until after Allegiant came out to even consider reading Insurgent. Once I did read Insurgent I really did not enjoy it. Still have not read Allegiant. I know what happens to which does not help.

2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book is set in Missouri, in a typical Midwestern town. This book is absolutely fascinating with the dark and disturbing events and characters.

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This book takes place in Lincoln, Nebraska. I absolutely love this book. So I'm counting Nebraska as Midwest even if it is a stretch!

Let me know what your favorite books in your area are in the comments!

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