Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (20)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
This week's theme is:
Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings in Books

1. Panem -
I could probably paint the world of The Hunger Games with my eyes closed. Suzanne Collins is brilliant at creating a setting that you grow to know so well that it becomes believable.
2. Ravka -
I'm reading Shadow and Bone right now and the world that Leigh Bardugo creates leaves me breathless. The way she writes makes me feel like I'm seeing EVERYTHING through Alina's eyes.
3. The Magical World of Harry Potter -
Anyone who doesn't include this is lying. I grew up in that world and even before seeing it on the big screen, I'd dream of it every night.
4. The Shima Isles -
I've said this a thousand times, but Jay Kristoff's words are utterly amazing. I was left speechless by the way that the world that he creates seems to leap from the page. (It helps that you see some of it from the cover of Stormdancer.)
5. Middle Earth
I just reread The Hobbit. First, I could read that book a thousand times and never tire of it. Second, J.R.R. Tolkien is a genius. Middle Earth was always a world I wanted to visit. I imagined myself fighting orcs and drinking with the hobbits and hugging Gandalf forever. I can't wait to get another glimpse from the movie!
6. New Beijing -
Cinder is definitely one of my all-time favorite books. Marissa Meyer just has a way with words. The dystopian setting she creates in this novel has me captivated. I only wish I could really see it closer.
7. Narnia -
If I don't put this on the list, it will bug me for the rest of my life. While I wasn't a huge fan of the books or the movies, I definitely remember growing up picturing the wardrobe and the land that lay beyond it!
8. Howl's Castle -
Howl's Moving Castle is my favorite movie at the moment. Actually... It's tied with Tangled. (I know, let me pull out my Legos.) BUT before it was a movie, it was a book. I read the book after and was thoroughly impressed by how easy it was to fall into the setting the Dianna Wynne Jones wrote.
P.S. I luv Howl and Sophie! Howl & Sophie 4eva!
Ignore my notebook fangirling.
9. Prague -
Daughter of Smoke and Bone... Le sigh. Laini Taylor's picture should be next to the definition of vivid. The details in her novels are unlike any I've ever read. Plus the ideas and storylines are so freaking original and creepy. She's wonderful.
10 - Joy d'Arena/Orovalle
Rae Carson makes me sad. Sad because she writes a beautiful, awe-inspiring world that doesn't exist. So when I want to live there I can't. Boo. But really, The Girl of Fire and Thorns? Go read it. It's beautiful. Book two should be in my hands now.

What are your favorite settings or book worlds?

Don't forget about our INT giveaway! 
Find it HERE for a chance to win one of four prizes!


  1. I also have Harry Potter, Middle Earth, Howl's Castle, and Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my list. I almost put Ravka on it, as well, and I found myself certain that if I had read my copy of Stormdancer yet then I'd be putting that on my list too (unfortunately, I have yet to start on that one so I didn't get to include it). Great choices here.

  2. Great list! Words cannot describe how excited I am to be immersed in Peter Jackson's Hobbit, he does it so well! And I am really looking forward to the Lunar series second book coming out soon!

    Here's a link to mine!

  3. Oooo, I totally forgot about Ravka! And Prague in DOSAB is awesome. Great list!

  4. I love how HP is everywhere :D I like the list very much, I see I somehow missed Narnia... The horror. :L

    My TTT

  5. Yes, Harry Potter's world made its way onto my Top Ten this week too. Don't you love it when you feel like you're a bystander in the middle of the action in a book? Love it.

    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog


Blog design by Imagination Designs using papers from the Santa Monica paper pack by Mally Mac and Me