Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Sin City Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week is a freebie, so I thought it would be a perfect time to do a topic I've been thinking about doing anyway.  After several years of wearing him down, I've finally convinced my husband to go to Las Vegas.  The casinos, the shows, the Bellagio fountains, the Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon - I'm so excited!  So this week, I wanted to put together a list of books inspired by our upcoming trip, books set in or about Sin City!  Viva Las Vegas!

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
Leaving Las Vegas - John O'Brien
Casino - Nicholas Pileggi
The Delivery Man - Joe McGinniss Jr.
Beautiful Children - Charles Bock
The Desert Rose - Larry McMurtry
Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture - Larry Gragg
Cold Deck - H. Lee Barnes
Las Vegas, As It Began, As It Grew - Stanley W. Paher
Under the Neon Sky - Jay Rankin


  1. Ah that's so great that you'll get to visit Las Vegas! It's definitely on my bucket list as well :) Hope you'll enjoy!

    1. Thank you, I'm really looking forward to it!

  2. This is such a great list! The majority of American literature that I read is set in New York, so it's nice to be able to see a range of books set in another location.
    If you're interested in free verse, I'd recommend reading Ellen Hopkins 'Tricks' duology - it's upper-YA, but it's set in Las Vegas and it uses it in a very interesting way.
    Hope you have fun on your trip! :)

  3. Great topic this week! I've always wanted to go to Vegas, probably because of my obsession with CSI, haha, but haven't made it there yet.

  4. What a great topic, and how exciting that you're going to Vegas! I haven't read any of these. Have you read any of the books in the Lucky O'Toole series? They're set in Vegas, and they're a lot of fun.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT. Hope you're having a great week! :-)
    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

  5. Fabulous topic!! Have fun in Vegas!! Speaking of which, my hubby is currently in Vegas on business travel.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-top-ten.html


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