I just updated my Goodreads book list. I haven't updated it in a LONG time. I'm not surprised that most of the books on my list take place in Los Angeles. I LOVE reading about Los Angeles, any era. I also like books based on true facts. I recently started the fifth book in Martin Turnbull's series on the Garden of Allah, "Reds in the Beds." Turnbull's novels deal with real facts and locations in and around Hollywood, but star a cast of three fictional characters. I'm obsessed with all of these books!
Here are a few Los Angeles-based books I've read in the past:
|Time and Location: 1920s and 1930s, Boyle Heights and beyond|
|Time and Location: Late 1960s-1980s Hollywood|
|Time & Location: Current day, Los Angeles from the Beach to DTLA|
|Time and Location: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Late 1930s, Los Angeles|
|Time and Location: 1920s-1970s, Los Angeles|
|Time and Location: 1941, Los Angeles|
|Time and Location: 1960s, Los Angeles|
All of these books are readily available at your local library or via Kindle. I do read books about other locations, but my nickname is L.A. Ell, after all. I feel it is my duty to know everything I can about my fascinating City of Los Angeles!
Labels: Los Angeles