Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It contains a lot of history and is chosen as the setting for many novels. That is why we decided to list the best books that take place in Boston. Keep finding out which ten books made the list!
For this list, Boston.com asked its users about the best books take place in their city. The books could be from any genre which must have made this a long list. Luckily for us, only the top 10 are listed. You can see the full list below!
The Best Books That Take Place in Boston
- Back Bay by William Martin
- Home Made by Liz Hauck
- Life of Cyn by Caitlin Avery
- Run by Ann Patchett
- The Candid Life of Meena Dave by Namrata Patel
- The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Last Hurrah by Edwin O’Connor
- The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells
- The Women’s Room by Marilyn French
Nothing Like Boston
I will be the first one to admit that I did not know that The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood takes place in Boston. It is one of the most popular and censored novels in the world. Those tend to be the stuff that stay with most people.
Just like Atwood, this list contains many famous authors. Something about Boston speaks to many authors. If you have ever been to Boston, then you can see the magic it holds over people. Being rich with history may also be one of the reason why people are drawn to it.
These are the best books that take place in Boston. What did you think of the list? What other books that take place in Boston come to mind? Let us know in the comments below!