TTT: Books Somewhere Along the US West Coast


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created byΒ The Broke and the Bookish. I struggled a bit with today’s topic, because having “books in Setting X” is so super vague, I just drew up a blank. But then I thought that I really wanted to pick something that was near and dear to my heart. Well, ever since my semester abroad in Oregon, I have had this weird affection for the US West Coast. Whenever Orgeon or Washington (the state not Washington DC) is mentioned, my heart seriously skips a beat. I couldn’t find enough books for those states though, so I threw in quite a bit from California as well.

Since the topic is pretty straight forward, I am just going to leave the picture here and not explain anything about the books. If you have questions though, please feel free to ask!


Which setting is near and dear to your heart? Have you read any of the books above?

27 thoughts on “TTT: Books Somewhere Along the US West Coast

  1. I love books set in Boston. Probably because pretty much all books by my favorite author (Dennis Lehane) are set in and around Boston. Though I do also like when they’re set in a natively Spanish-speaking country (Cuba, Spain, Mexico, etc). As for if I’ve read any of the books in the picture, *sigh*… I have actually read Twilight.

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    • Uuuh, Boston! That’s an awesome location!
      Do you speak Spanish? I only understand fragments of that language.
      As for Twilight hahaha there’s no shame in that. I very much doubt I would like the books now, if I were to read them for the first time, but I am not ashamed of saying that my 14-year-old-self loved them πŸ˜›

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      • I read Twilight, I was not a big fan of Twilight. As for the Spanish, I understand a small amount of the language. I mostly like those locations in books (and movies) because of the culture presented being absolutely fascinating to me.

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      • Hahaha I definitely can’t flaunt you for not liking it. You are not the only one who didn’t.
        And I totally get it. I have a certain fascination with countries or cultures sometimes as well. Don’t know why, but I am more drawn towards colder countries.

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  2. I LOVE OREGON AND WASHINGTON EVER SINCE A SEATTLE ROAD TRIP! I live in sunny California, so I ADORE RAIN AND FOG AND CLOUDS AND GLOOMINESS. I loved You Know Me Well, since I do love San Francisco and how fabulous the whole culture of the city is (also I live like half an hour away!) If I Stay was a gorgeous book, and Nina LaCour – bless her. I LOVED LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR! I’m still neutral about Twilight… :’)

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    • RAIN AND FOG AND GLOOMINESS ALL THE WAY! Wherever I am going to end up living one, that place needs to have that at least half the year.
      Hahaha it’s okay that you are neutral about Twilight. I am not even sure how I would feel about it now, but I read it when I was 14 and that was apparently the perfect age for glittering vampires for me.


  3. Part of me still regrets not doing a semester abroad, I guess I’ll make up for it by traveling now and avoiding all adulthood responsibilities haha. I would love to do a roadtrip in the US and every time I read a book set in San Francisco, I have this need to visit the place – I’ll get there one day. πŸ˜›

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    • Doing that semester abroad was one of the best decisions in my life. I was only 15, pretty much by myself and a continent away from anyone I knew. That trip forever shaped me. I did something similar the next summer, where I went to France to work there for 3 months … not as pleasant of an experience to be honest.
      And YES! You will get there! You can do anything you set your mind on!

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      • You were 15? Wow that is amazing. I can definitely see how that experience shaped you. I think I’ve always been one to overthink these decisions and in the end I end up talking myself out of it but I want to get over that so hopefully my month long stint in NZ will be a good starting point.

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      • I go on the 1st of September and return on the 4th of October, so it’ll be enough time to soak up all the wonders of North Island haha.
        At the moment it still feels like a pipe dream that I’m going.

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  4. Awww Kat, I love this post! I live in Washington state myself and I lowkey never want to leave here, it’s gorgeous and Seattle is totally amazing! The only thing that sucks about Washington is that we don’t get enough snow down here…


  5. I love this topic so much, and I can relate to your heart skipping a beat when you’re thinking about a place you hold close to your heart. This happens to me as well! I’d love to visit the West Coast of the US someday, but in the meantime, I want to read some of the books I haven’t read on your list πŸ™‚

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