Top Ten Tuesday: The Windy City, Second City, City of Big Shoulders, Chi-Town!

Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week they ask us to share lists on the following:

August 16: Top Ten Books With X Setting

With my upcoming trip to Chicago next week, yes, twice in one year! I thought it fitting to share with you some of my favorite books and series set in this city that I adore.  Never having been to New York I can’t really compare the two, but Chicago is a great city to visit and so easy to get around.  I love living only three hours away because that makes it a great destination for a three-day weekend.  Anyway here are some of the books that I’ve enjoyed set in The Windy City, books that I feel capture city remarkably well.  Enjoy!

Ten books set in Chicago!

  1. Something About You (FBI/US Attorney, #1)  This was a recent audio book I borrowed.  You can read my review here.  It was quite fun and I enjoyed Chicago being the backdrop for these two’s adventures.  Looks like some of the other books in the series might be set there too.
  2. Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) This entire series is set in Chicago it is the Chicagoland Vampires after all.  The last book in the series is set to come out soon which makes me sad, but I did read that there will be a spin-off series set in the same world so that offers me a little comfort.
  3. When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1) This is actually a great author to try if you want to read something set in the mid-west.  Her finished vampire series though is based in Chicago with visits to other locations around the country.
  4. Divergent (Divergent, #1) I know many of you don’t like how this trilogy played out.  Personally I thought it was a fitting end and didn’t have a problem with it.  I did love exploring this ruined city that I know fairly well.  It was almost as if the city itself was another character in this world.
  5. Indemnity Only (V.I. Warshawski, #1) I read most of the books in this series a long time ago.  Like before I even started working at the library, maybe eight or nine years ago.  I would read a little each night before I went to bed.  This is a great series for those of you not into paranormal.  Features a tough female private-eye based in Chicago.  The 1991 move V.I Warshawski is based on this series.
  6. The Time Traveler's Wife This was a beautiful story.  A bit confusing until you figure out how the back and forth jumps in time work, but so worth the effort.  I still tear up when I think about the ending of this book.  So beautiful.  DO NOT watch the movie first.
  7. Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) Alright I have to confess I did not care for this series.  I did not enjoy being stuck in Dresden’s head which seems to be stuck at he maturity level of a 12-year-old.  So I read one and a half books and moved on.  For me, though, the best thing about these books was the fact that it was set in Chicago.
  8. Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) This is the one book in this series that is set in Chicago.  The rest take place all over the country and some of Europe.  Great series!
  9. The Testing (The Testing, #1) Most of this series is set in other locations but part of this is set in Chicago, kind of a cross between the Hunger Games and the Divergent series.  Not bad, but not great either.
  10. Aden (Vampires in America, #7) This is the only book I have yet to read in this series and it is ironic that the only one I have missed is set in the location closest to home.  I will get this book read.  I will. Eventually.

Well there you have my list for this week.  Know of another book set in Chicago that I missed?  Why not share it with me in the comments.

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