Three years ago, I got the chance of a lifetime: to spend ten months living in England. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been obsessed with all things English. It started when I first read Harry Potter and only grew as I got older. As a teenager, I watched as much Doctor Who and Skins as I could, trying to get a taste of what it was really like to live in England (minus the aliens in Doctor Who, of course). Studying Abroad for ten months is a long time to be away from home, but I jumped at the chance and it was one of the best times of my life. Still, I found myself longing for some reminders of home. Since Sherlock is a key component of English culture, I found myself turning to retellings such as Lock & Mori, to make me feel at home walking around Baker Street (because no one bats an eye. Returning home after those amazing ten months was hard, but I was able to find a bit of my foreign home in YA books. But when I returned home, they had the added bonus of reminding me of my time abroad.Needless to say, books set in England are some of my favorites, so I created a list of some of my favorites to share with you!
Check out the list below and if you’re still craving a little bit of England, Lock & Mori is available as a Free Read until July 17th!