One thing I love about books are the settings. I always pay attention to that since they often have something to do with the worldbuilding. Some are stale worlds, but these are definitely some I want to see more of.
- Scotland, Ireland, or Wales
Don’t get me wrong. I really, really love England and stories that are set in England. But, I really want to see more of the UK. Wales is such an under-used setting. And, I mean, think of all the fun you could have in Northern Ireland! Someone I know who lives there has described it as kinda lawless at times, so that sounds like a great setting.
Russia would be another super interesting setting to use in books. I’ve seen it more lately, but it’s still so under-utilized. I hope I start seeing it more.
Going off of Russia, the Ukraine would be another fantastic place. (Plus you have the places that you’re not supposed to travel to and are being taken over by Russia little by little.) It’d be such an interesting place to see in books.
- Central/South America
I’m tired of North American settings (except Canada). I’d love to see more things set in Central or South America. It’d be so much fun and the magic or worlds inspired by that would be great.
I’m loving all the Asian-inspired worlds, but I’d love to see something outside of China, Japan, or Korea. I work with lots of people from Lao and I think that it’d be a great setting for a book
- Queerness is the norm
This is one thing that I want to read more of. I’ve only read it a few times and I always need more. I want books where it’s fine and normal and not a big deal that characters are queer. Lots of books, even ones that are fantasy or sci-fi, still make a huge deal out of it. Nope. I want it underhand and just a normal thing.
- Wars of the Roses era/inspired
This is my kink right here. I love this era of history. It’s so fascinating and I know that people kinda use it more these days (thanks, GRRM) but I never get tired of it.
What settings do you want more of?
Do we share any?