TTT: London Books!


Hi Munchworms!

This week’s topic for That Artsy Reader Girl‘s Top Ten Tuesday is:
“Books that take place in another country”!

Since I’m pretty much in love with London, I couldn’t not focus on that city. I’ve found some books I read and some I have yet to read that are all set in London one way or another, but first: confession time.
Secretly I started prepping this post ten minutes ago because I’m having a major slump. Reading AND blogging wise. Someone please help me.


Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)NeverwhereThe Girl on the Train
The Night CircusAtonementSwan Song


Oliver TwistA Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Are there any other books set in London you think I should read?



54 thoughts on “TTT: London Books!

  1. I just recently got a really gorgeous edition of The Night Circus- thr vintage one. I so need to read it! Agh!!

    I totally share your opinions on London though, I simply fell in love with it… I want back!n


  2. OMG, Atonement was so upsetting… but also good.
    I love books set in London.

    The Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch is awesome. Rivers of London is the first in the series.

    I loved the Cuckoo’s Calling too.



    I may need to add some of these to ma lists. Stalking Jack the Ripper is on my current TBR…… somewhere XD

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    1. Riiiight?! I’m hoping to reach my rereading goals for this year because I want to reread all the Shadowhunters books next year, haha. :’D

      Somewhere.. Hidden in that enormous pile of other unread books.. yeah, I feel you.. xD

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    1. I’ve been looking forward to Stalking Jack the Ripper for ages now. And I’m contemplating putting all the Shadowhunter books on my reread list for next year.. Maybe. There are a lot of them after all.
      The Girl on the Train was entertaining enough but.. for me it’s one of those books I’ll never reread because I just know what happens and it wasn’t thàt special to me.

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    2. I borrowed TID trilogy from the library a couple years ago and absolutely loved it. I want to buy those books so I can reread them and have them on my shelf. I just recently bought bought the first 3 books in TMI series but I haven’t read that series yet. I feel the same way about The Girl on the Train. I want ever reread it.

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    3. Oooh, I hope you enjoy all of them! I decided that, if I reach my reread goals this year, I’m going to reread all Shadowhunter books next year – it’s been decided! – and I’m already looking forward to it so much, haha.

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    1. Right?! I usually go there once a year but it’s been a while now. I’m hoping to go to YALC but still keeping my fingers crossed for that one, haha.
      I’m looking forward to both of those! Especially since I know those two will give me plenty of London. 😛


  4. Like Cecelia I also suggest Sarah Waters books, Fingersmith is another one of hers that is also set in London.

    As someone who has lived in London my whole life one thing that REALLY bugs me is that most fictional content (books, films, tv shows, etc) usually shows this really mythologized version of London that is used to attract tourists and often ignores the reality of London that most of us live in. I’m from a poor area in south london that is mostly made up of estates, definitely not something that is often featured in books (unless it’s about Crime :/) It features briefly in Anansi Boys though and I had a discussion with Neil Gaiman about his inaccurate cinema featuring xD

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    1. I guess showing mythologized versions of cities is a pretty common thing but if you live there, it can be even more annoying of course!
      I’ve been to London a couple times but mostly stayed in the “popular” areas, although we’ve been going further and further away from those the more we go there. I love all the small markets you find if you’re just walking around at random. :’)
      Haha, awesome you had that discussion! I’d probably do the exact same thing if someone were to use my city inaccurately in one book or another. 😛


    1. Oooh, they both are! I completely lost myself in The Night Circus – I could totally imagine walking around that circus the writing’s that good!
      Neverwhere was my introduction to Gaiman and his writing style is sooo unique! Hope you enjoy both of them. 😀


    1. Hm, that could be it. Honestly, I don’t really have much of a connection with my own capital either. Brussels is just so .. boring to me? I don’t know. Might also be because most of the people there speak French and that gets on my nerves, haha. Dutch and English all you want but I hate speaking French. 😛

      Ooh that sounds fun! I went there for a week with my boyfriend as our first real trip together and it was awesome as well. 🙂

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