Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Washington (the state)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books. Honestly, I haven’t done anything outrageous for a book. I’m going to change up and list books set in my home state of Washington.

1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Author: Maria Semple

2. Five Flavors of Dumb
Author: Antony John

3. Firefly Lane
Author: Kristin Hannah


She actually has many books set in Seattle or Washington.

4. I Was Here
Author: Gayle Foreman

5. Simply Irresistible
Author: Rachel Gibson


This whole series is set in Seattle.

6. I Can Be a Better You (aka: Bad Mommy)
Tarryn Fisher


Check out Mud Vein, Marrow, F*ck Love, and Atheists Who Kneel and Pray for more WA settings.

7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Garth Stein

8. Twilight
Author: Stephanie Meyer

9. The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments,
4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver
Author: E. Lockhart

10. Fifty Shades of Grey
Author: E.L. James

11. Jar of Hearts
Author: Jennifer Hillier

29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Washington (the state)

  1. I think I would have struggled with this weeks topic too. Not sure going to a store for a midnight release counts as particularly crazy.

    Some great books on your list and I had no idea they were set in Washington, although I have to admit I don’t pay a huge amount of attention to setting (unless it’s near me 🙂 )

  2. Wow. The sad thing is I’ve read some of these and didn’t even remember they were set in Washington. For some reason, I thought The Art of Racing in the Rain was Oregon. xD That’s how well I remember it, apparently. Great list!

    Here’s my TTT post.

    • LOL. I had to think about it.
      The Art of Racing in the Rain came up on a list I searched of WA books. It might have been set in OR…I know the author is from WA.

  3. Washington State is one of my favourite parts of America (I have family who live there) and so your post has me wanting to read every one of these books. I have a couple of them on my TBR so I shall be bumping them higher up my list to read them sooner rather than later. 🙂

  4. I liked that you changed up the topic. I could not think of anything crazy I really have done for a book either. It’s always so fun when a book is set somewhere you’re familiar with. There are certainly a lot of books from your state!

  5. This is the second year, that I have been tracking where the books I read are set, and WA is definitely a popular setting. I just finished one set in Seattle last week – Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett, and I read 4 from you list (loved the Ruby Oliver books)

    • That’s really cool! I never thought to track where the books I’ve read are set. I might have to do that in the future! I’m curious now.
      I am really excited to read Serious Moonlight when it comes out. One, because it’s Jenn Bennett’s. Two, because it’s set in Seattle! 🙂

  6. More books than I realized!! The only one I really knew off hand was Twilight. And all Fisher’s books. I didn’t even realize that about Kristen Hannah books. I need to pay more attention!

  7. Great topic choice! I always think I should look into how many books are set in my state but I never get around to it. Sigh! But, I really love the ones you picked. Also, those E. Lockhart books are such a throwback! I didn’t even know she was the same author of We Were Liars, so that was trippy for me to see!

    • Thank you!
      We Were Liars is what made me try this E Lockhart series. I searched out her books after loving that one. 🙂

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