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UK Recs Fit for a Queen // Books


Today, I'm headed to my favorite place, the United Kingdom, with my favorite adventurer, Kelly from Belle of the Literati. This trip started as a dream that I honestly didn't think would come true, so I'm totally pinching myself. Happy birthday to us! I'm so thankful that my husband and family are making it possible for this mama to pop across the pond.

In between booking trains and researching hotels, Kelly and I decided to commemorate on our adventure on our blogs with UK Recs Fit for a Queen. Throughout the week, we'll be recommending our favorite books, movies and shows set in the UK before chatting about our love for the place itself. So, let's start with 10 of my favorite books:


If you're looking for impressive writing and the original hate-to-love romance,
read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

If you're looking for a charming (and comical) heroine coming of age in not-so-genteel poverty,
read I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

If you're looking for an epic family saga spanning across multiple continents and time periods,
read The Rose Trilogy by Jennifer Donnelly. (Kelly approved.)

If you're looking for some historical romance with four girls who are #SquadGoals,
read The Chance Sisters series by Anne Gracie. (Kelly approved.)

If you're looking for a little art history while you hum "Sister Suffragette" to yourself,
read A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller. (Kelly approved.)


If you're looking for an American marrying into the British royal family,
read The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.

If you're looking for a reminder that social media often hides a messy reality,
read My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. (Kelly approved.)

If you're looking for a normal girl who finds herself and falls for a famous guy,
read Who's That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane. (Kelly approved.)

If you're looking for a global dystopia set in an alternate version of England
read The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon. (Kelly approved.)

If you're looking for some Scottish burr with a side of time travel,
read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

What are your favorite books set in the UK?
And don't forget to check out Kelly's recommendations!

1 comment

  1. Outlander all the way :) Have an awesome time on your trip!! Can’t wait to see some pics :)

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