Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely people of The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about the past and the future, and for mine I chose the past. I wanted to share some historical settings that I’ve never really heard enough of in books – or books that I’m drawn to. So here are some of the historical settings I’d like to read about:
- Ancient Romans – I mean, the Roman Empire was a very vast and powerful empire way back when, plus they’re rich in culture, so I would really love to read a YA book or other book that takes place in this kind of society. It wasn’t always about war, but I know that it did happen often.
- Ancient China – Again, rich in culture, very powerful, many different facets of society… I’d love to read about a story from the perspective of a young emperor or a housemaid or something.
- Atlantis – Okay, so maybe Atlantis never existed (or did it?), but I would still love to see some cool concepts come from writing something about this land of advanced technology and why they were wiped out. It would seriously be cool.
- Renaissance Italy – I know there are a few novels here and there that taken place during the time when Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and so forth lived. It was extremely rich in culture and art and history and I would love to see some political scandal, or a young Michelangelo, or something!
- Industrial Era America – We don’t really see too many of these when industrial technology was just being introduced to the states. Of course, this is also the time when child labor laws didn’t exist and children as young as six worked in dangerous places, so… I can see why that would be a turn off.
- The 1920s-30s – This was a time of glam and I’d love to see something happen during this time. It was between the two World Wars, so it could have been a time of peace. What happened then? Someone get creative and tell me something!
- 1800s England – You know people love the Victorian era, right? The dresses, the high society, the changes in how things were run… I think that it’s because it was a transitional time, but I’d really love to read more novels that take place during this time.
Honestly, I think that’s it! A lot of these times and cultures are really fascinating to me, and I’m sure there’s plenty more, but these are the ones that stick out the most.
What historical settings would you want to read more of? Let me know!