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 - set in the Scottish Highlands
James Jauncey - from Perthshire and Edinburgh
Divided City - set in Glasgow
Theresa Breslin - from Kirkintilloch
Treasure Island - set in England and Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson - from Edinburgh
Peter Pan - set in London and Neverland
J.M. Barrie - from Kirriemuir
The Haunted Mountain - set in the Scottish Highlands
Mollie Hunter - from Longniddry
King o' the Midden: Manky Minging Rhythms in Scots - setting N/A
Matthew Fitt - from Dundee
The Complete Poetical Works Of Robert Burns, 1759 1796 - setting N/A
Rabbie Burns - from Alloway
On Dublin Street - set in Edinburgh
Samantha Young - from Stirlingshire
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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