Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Set in Ohio

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!  Yes, I know I am late to the game for the second day in a row… Life, you know?

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.


This week’s theme is…

August 3rd: Books You Feel Differently About
— Talk about the books that you feel differently about after you’ve had time to think about them or re-read them. These are books that you gave a low rating, and then thought about it or re-read it and ended up loving. Or a book that you loved when you first read it, but after you’ve thought about it or you’ve gotten older, you see how many problems it had.

Yeah I really wasn’t feeling this week’s theme.  The only book I could really think for this one would be the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.  I read this series when I was 19 and aside from the fact I didn’t think the writing was particularly good, I enjoyed the storyline.  Now looking back as an adult, I realize how co-dependent Edward and Bella’s relationship was.  Funny how these things don’t really become clear until you’ve had more life experience huh?

I decided to a past T5W post, so I am going to chose one from February 2015…

Books That Take Place in Your Country/Region/or Area

Since I am from the United States, I thought I would narrow it down to the state I live in, Ohio…

» Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch (The Bill Hodges Trilogy) by Stephen King

This is a great crime thriller series by the King himself that is set in Cleveland, Ohio.  When I went to Stephen King’s End of Watch Book Tour, he said that he will be doing a spin off of this series that will be set in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio!

You can read my reviews of the first two books in the series here → Book Review: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King & Book Review: Finders Keepers by Stephen King

» June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore


June is set in a fictional town in Ohio called St. Jude.  The author references Lima and Columbus Ohio, so I assume St. Jude would be located toward central Ohio.

You can read my review here → Book Review: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

» The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


Ok so I didn’t actually read this book, but I did watch the movie adaptation with my nephew who DID read the book.  This book is set in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio.  Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where Camp Haven is stationed, is about 20 minutes from my house.

» I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore


This was actually one of the first sci-fi books I ever remember reading.  I actually really enjoyed this book when I read it, but never got around to continuing on with the series. I am Number Four is set in the fictional town of Paradise, Ohio.

» Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


I haven’t actually read this one either but it is on my TBR.  I’m not sure where in Ohio this book is set though… can I get a fact check on this one?

» The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel


This is the book I am currently reading.  I have heard such wonderful things about it, so I am excited to get further into the story.  The Summer that Melted Everything is set in the fictional town of Breathed, Ohio.

Have you read any of these books?  Have you read any other books set in Ohio?

*Feel free to link to your T5W post, I’d love to read it!

7 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Books Set in Ohio”

    1. I don’t know about you but I get super excited when I read a book based in Ohio because they are so few and far between! I’m assuming the same for Kentucky 😅 Look for a list on Goodreads, I’m sure there are more than you would expect!

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  1. Hehe, I love when bloggers change up the topics for these memes. 😉 I saw so many posts for today’s topic so thanks for providing some variety!
    OK, Ohio is a very specific settting. I can’t think off the top of my head any books set there, but I probably have? I’ll look into it!

    I do want to read Everything I Never Told You this year, so when I do I will have read 1 book set in Ohio. hah

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    1. Hahaha You’re welcome! I do like to go rogue every once in a while 😅
      Don’t feel bad, books set in Ohio are few and far between. It’s not a book setting hotspot that’s for sure! I always geek out a little bit when I read a book set in Ohio and it mentions real cities and places that I’m familiar with!


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