25 August 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Scottish Authors 101

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is my top ten books that would be on my syllabus if I taught Scottish authors 101 (from what I've read). Yes, I'm being patriotic this week and it's actually a really weird mix.
Crash - set in Dundee
J.A. Henderson - from Dundee and Kirriemuir

The Witness
The Witness - set in the Scottish Highlands
James Jauncey - from Perthshire and Edinburgh

Divided City
Divided City - set in Glasgow
Theresa Breslin - from Kirkintilloch

Treasure Island
Treasure Island - set in England and Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson - from Edinburgh

Peter Pan
Peter Pan - set in London and Neverland
J.M. Barrie - from Kirriemuir

The Haunted Mountain: A Story of Suspense
The Haunted Mountain - set in the Scottish Highlands
Mollie Hunter - from Longniddry

King O The Midden (Itchy Coo)
Matthew Fitt - from Dundee

The Complete Poetical Works Of Robert Burns, 1759 1796
Rabbie Burns - from Alloway

On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1)
On Dublin Street - set in Edinburgh
Samantha Young - from Stirlingshire

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Harry Potter - set in England and Scottish Highlands (near Dufftown apparently)
J.K. Rowling - okay so she's from England, but she wrote the books and currently lives in Edinburgh and she has Scottish family so she always gets added into the "Scottish writers" categories (who needs logic anyway)

What have I learned from completing this list?

I really need to read more Scottish authors! I currently have Arthur Conan Doyle, Iain Banks and Irvine Welsh on my TBR, but of course I really need to read a lot more.

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  1. Great subject, there are some awesome Scottish authors out there and more people do need to know about them. Very patriotic and an awesome list! xx

    1. I know! Even in Scotland you have to know where to look for Scottish authors - you can never seem to find them in a lot of shops and it's such a shame!

  2. Oooh I saw On Dublin Street on sale at my local Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago. Definitely sounds like a good read!

    1. On Dublin Street is good. It's a nice, quick chick-lit.

  3. very unique subgenre! Love it!!! All the topics this week are so interesting :) My TTT

    1. Thank you! I know right! It's so nice to see what everyone has went for!

  4. I loved your topic - very unique! Gotta appreciate any mention of Harry Potter - they even made my list for fiction 101.

    1. Aww! Thank you! I just think that Scottish authors really need to be highlighted more.

  5. Excellent way to own this Top Ten Tuesday Topic. Mine is not so refined however, I came at it with short stories, which I do think is different.

    My TTT which isn't actually a list and shh... I have 11 short stories on my not list today.

    1. Thank you, I just wanted to go from a different angle.

  6. The only one of these I've read is Harry Potter, so great list and thanks for all the new suggestions! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

    1. Aww, no problem! Everyone needs a bit of Scottish injected into them haha!

  7. What a great topic, love the complete mix of books. And HP did make it onto my 101 even if most of them were memoirs! I even squeezed a Burns quote in!

    My TTT

    1. Thank you! It's a real mix of different genres this week! And yeah! for the Burns quote!

  8. Cool list! Definitely something different. I haven't read any of these, except for Harry Potter. I must add to my TBR!
    Anjie @ Love thy Shelf

    1. Thanks for visiting! Yeah I wanted to do something different to what others done


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