Monday, March 5, 2018

5 Windy City Reads


We're planning a trip to Chicago this year, so I was inspired to create a list of some great books set in the Windy City!

  

 

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch: A sci-fi adventure with a crazy plot twist - check out my review here.

The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari: Contemporary YA story with a bit of magical realism.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: A nonfiction book about the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and a serial killer who stalked the city.

Life After by Katie Ganshert: Contemporary story about a woman's survivor's guilt after a train bombing.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: An unconventional love story between Clare, an artist, and Henry, a reluctant time traveler.

What are some of your favorite books set in Chicago?
 


26 comments:

  1. Chicago sounds like a fun trip. I've always wanted to go there.

    I'm sitting here trying to think of my favorite book set in the Windy City and I'm drawing a blank. The Jungle is the only book that's coming to mind, and that book practically gave me nightmares, lol. I still need to read Dark Matter though. I keep shoving it aside for some reason but am determined to read it soon.

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    1. Yes, you need to read Dark Matter!! It's so good!

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  2. I absolutely love Chicago. I have only read Time Traveler's Wife, so I will have to check out the others. I like the sound of The Best Kind of Magic. Have a great time on your trip to Chicago--you'll love it! One of my favorite things was the architectural boat tour - so much fun as long as the weather is nice and hanging out by the lake is also a nice treat. Enjoy!

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    1. We definitely want to do an architectural boat tour, everyone has recommended that to us! The Best Kind of Magic was so adorable.

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  3. AWWW!!! This post is amazing, and these book cover are awesome too! I have The Best Kind of Magic and I can't wait to read it❤️

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    1. Thanks, Becky! I hope you love it, it was such a cute book!

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  4. LOVED Chicago when we went. Dark Matter was a great book. I want to read The Best Kind of Magic.

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  5. I've always wanted to go to Chicago. It seems like an amazing city. I actually haven't read any of these, but I've been wanting to read The Best Kind of Magic. It looks like a cute book.

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    1. It seems like there is going to be a ton to do in Chicago!

      The Best Kind of Magic was super cute!

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  6. Ooh, how fun! I haven't really read many books set in Chicago, now that I think about it. I own Devil in the White City, but haven't picked it up. Really intrigued by Dark Matter, also--I've heard so many great things. I've never been to Chicago, but I've heard neat things and I hope you have a wonderful time when you go on your trip!

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    1. Thanks, Jordan! We're really looking forward to it.

      Dark Matter is amazing!

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  7. Ahh... The Time Travler’s Wife. Loved that one. I have the Devil in the White City, I need to read it. I read one last year called Windy City Blues. Hope you have a fabulous trip when you go.

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  8. I've always wanted to read The Time Traveler's Wife!

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  9. I really like The Time Travelers Wife and Dark Matter, the other are on my TBR list too they look interesting <3

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  10. I have best kind of magic and dark matter on my list.

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    1. They are both so good!! I hope you love them!

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  11. Chicago's on my travel bucket list so hopefully someday :) I had no idea these all took place in Chicago, I'll have to check them out. The Best Kind of Magic looks cute :)

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    1. It was super-cute, I think you'd love it!

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  12. I've done a lot of traveling in my life, but somehow have never made it to Chicago. Shame on me! I did love visiting while reading The Time Traveler's Wife.

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  13. How fun!! I've never been to Chicago :)

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    1. I've never been there, either - I'm really looking forward to it!

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