In following with the Utah Book Month theme, I'm doing my Top Ten Tuesday (brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish) on books set in Utah. And it's harder than you'd think. Mostly because I wanted to stay away from the hardcore religious themed books, and also the nature guide books, and such! Ha. Anyway, here's what I came up with:
Top Ten Books Set in Utah
1. Papa Married a Mormon by John D. Fitzgerald: the non fiction account of the life of the author's mom and dad
2. The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald: a childhood favorite of many
3. Promises by Carolyn Twede Frank: I just recently read and really enjoyed this pioneer story set in Utah's Bryce Canyon
4. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale: we are reading this for book club next month.
5. The Passage by Justin Cronin: many parts later on in the book take place here in Utah.
6. The King's English by Betsy Burton: the account of how this lovely local bookstore was founded.
7. Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith: both her books are set here actually.
8. The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer: isn't this one about our famous killer, Gary Gilmore?
9. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer: a controversial event in Mormon history is told again.
10. The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne: a recent favorite of many about our local Salt Lake librarian!