Recommended Reading 101: New Orleans

March 4, 2017 Bonnie Recommended Reading 101 6 Comments

Taking classes and getting excited for the assigned reading was always my favorite part of school. Using that same concept and turning different genres, locations, and subjects into a course of their own, you could come up with your own assigned reading. These would be my picks for recommended reading, what would yours be?

New Orleans 101

11178225If you’re looking for a historical mystery set in the 1950s…

Out of the Easy is the story of a young girl, the daughter of a brothel prostitute, struggling to make a new name for herself. Recent secrets have been dug up that involve her mother and she gets embroiled in the mystery proving that New Orleans isn’t done with her yet. Septys never disappoints with her tales of young girls in the past.


If you’re looking for a post-apocalyptic tale (without any romance)…

After the Gulf Coast is ravaged by hurricanes and an outbreak causes a mass quaratine, (New) Orleans is irrevocably changed. Post-apocalyptic stories became a massive hit and this one remains vastly underrated for reasons unknown. I’ve read dozens upon dozens and Orleans remains one of my favorite stories of survival.


If you’re looking for a classic vampire tale…

Interview with the Vampire is the book about New Orleans. Well, and vampires too, of course. The first introduction to her recurring character Lestat, this novel was written in 1976 and it still reigns popular with good reason.

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6 Responses to “Recommended Reading 101: New Orleans”

  1. Jessie

    Oh man I looove that you picked New Orleans! Out of the Easy is my favorite Sepetys novel and it really made me fell like I was there. I rec that to anyone who likes hist fic or the 1950s OR YA. It’s that good.

    I’ve had Orleans in my physical owned-unread TBR for aaages. Shame on me for real. I enjoy survival stories and it’s nice to know that it won’t lose focus to a teen romance. 🙂
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    • Bonnie

      Had to do something because of Mardi Gras. 😀 And yes, Out of the Easy was fantastic. Sepetys always has the best stories.

      And you should definitely read Orleans. Quite good indeed in a genre overcrowded by love stories.
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