TTT: Books set in Chicago

A few months ago I visited Chicago for the visit time, and I realized why authors write so lovingly about it. I can’t wait to visit again, but in the meantime I’ll devote this week’s prompt to this amazing city.


I’m going to keep the list simple this week. The first four are books I’ve read, three are on my tops list. One was ok…

1 Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

2 Divergent – Veronica Roth

Chi2  Chi3

3 Devil in the White City – Erik Larson

4 Dark Matter – Blake Crouch

Chi4  Chi1

After some research I’ve added all of these to my Goodreads. I hope to at least get to a couple in the near future!

5 Native Son – Richard Wright

6 The Jungle – Upton Sinclair

Chi9  Chi7

7 Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser

8 Yes, Please – Amy Poehler

Chi8  Chi6

9 A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

10 Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow

Chi10  Chi5

*Bonus*: Chicago the Musical!


What is your favorite book set in Chicago? Out of the last six, which one should I read first?
(Am I shamelessly asking you to pick an upcoming book for me? Yes, I am.)


15 thoughts on “TTT: Books set in Chicago

  1. Chicago! Lovely list! 🙂 Have only read first two and Yes Please though. Have to add other ones on my list! I’d recommend Yes Please, not the best book I have read but if you like Poehler, it’s very readable

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