Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Historical Settings We Love
In reverse order. 🙂
This is another time period that we can’t read about enough. The issues are still relevant today, and understanding the historical context is important to foster change.
I feel it might be inappropriate when I write that I love reading about this time period, which is a time of war and suffering. We can learn so much for the mistakes of this time, and books teach us these lessons.
I will read anything from this time period. There is something about the turn of the century that is quite compelling to me.
This is another time period that teaches us very much. Similarly to the Civil Rights books, I think books about slavery are incredibly important to read. I also enjoy reading about other countries during this time, such as Jennifer Donnelly’s Revolution, which is set in a contemporary time period and in France in the 1700s.
There is so much fire, brimstone, and witchery in the literature of this time period. I love it!
Some of my time periods overlap with Ricki’s, and I tried not to double post books from her list though she did include so many that I love!
Civil Rights (1950s and 1960s)
I believe that everyone should read about the Civil Rights Movement because it is so important to learn from our past to fix our present and future.
World War II (1939 to 1945)
World War II is such a terrifying time, but I love reading about those who overcame and those who stood up.
The Titanic, The Dust Bowl, Prohibition, and The Great Depression (1912-1939)
I know this one is a bit of a stretch date-wise, but the 20th century America just truly fascinates me!
American Pioneers, Wild West, and Turn of the Century (1850 to 1910)
This was such an important time for women, technology, development, and America.
Ancient Greece (8th-6th Century BC to c. 600 AD)
I love Greek art, culture, and mythology, so I love reading about this time period.
Which historical settings are your favorite?