(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
There’s a lot of history.
Like, a lot. More history than any of us could ever dream of.
So, this week, I’m picking ten places or events that really interest me, and that I really want to see featured more in historical fiction – particularly YA. I haven’t read much historical YA – it hurts my brain and I don’t read many that are really genuine, so I’m always frustrated by inaccuracies – but these are the settings I’d really like to explore more.
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was one of the worst of its kind, and the effects on people can still be seen thirty years in the future. I haven’t read any novels that have included Chernobyl, either pre- or post-disaster, but I think it could be a beautifully devastating book, especially if it focused on the younger people who had to deal with the fallout.
9) New Zealand
7) Mauritius in the 1600s
6) The California Gold Rush
5) United States pre-Columbus
4) Ancient Greece
3) England in the 1500s
I love the Tudor period, so to read a YA based on a young King Henry VIII, or perhaps any one of his numerous wives, would absolutely grip me.
2) Ancient Egypt