February 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (92)

This week's topic is top ten historical settings you'd love to see.

1. Revolutionary War New England

I had a conversation with a friend the other day that sent me searching for YA Revolutionary War books only to find that there aren't many.  I enlisted my sister's help to look further and she came up with the same answer.  She thinks that we'll probably see a jump in this time  because of the popularity of Hamilton.

2. American Suffragettes

I loved A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller, but I want to see YA take on the American Suffragettes.

3. 60's Surf Culture

I have always loved the Beach Boys and Frankie & Annette.  I want a beach blanket book with three dimensional characters and a totally bitchin' soundtrack.

4. The 90's music scene

A time before social media,  before you could put your band on Myspace or Youtube and hope you caught someone's eye.  What was it like when you could only interact with your favorite bands at their shows?  (I mean, I know, I lived it)

5. The 60's British music scene

Similar to the last, but with accents.

What time periods do you guys want to see more of?


  1. I didn't count the 80's or 90's as historical...I'm not ready to admit they are. I should have added them to my list! Great list, BTW!

    1. Haha, I'm with you. I'm constantly like, "That movie didn't come out that long ago, it was 1998!" And someone has to be like, "Britt, 1998 was 18 years ago." I can't wrap my head around it. So it's not really what I think of when I think of 'historical', but it is in past! I figured it counts.

  2. Great picks! I would totally like to read more about the British music scene in the 60s. :)

    If you're looking for an YA book featuring American Suffragists, you may want to try The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters.

    Check out my TTT.

    1. Ah, thanks for the recommendation! I'll definitely have to check that one out.