Top Ten Tuesday: Vivid Settings

July 24, 2012 Meme, Top Ten Tuesday 23

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and Bookish.

Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books
This is going to be a short list.  I don’t read a lot of fantasy/sci-fi books and it seems not much else has stuck with me.
JK Rowling HP 7 and the Deathly Hallows1.  Harry Potter by JK Rowling.  If this isn’t number one on everyone’s list, I’ll be really sad because if I could picture myself anywhere, it’s in Potterland.  Seriously people, I just don’t see how Harry Potter could not be #1 on every list.

I serious considered listing all the Harry Potter books for #1-7, but I will refrain from doing that (but if you were interested in knowing, I think the best setting is a toss up between books 4 and 7).

Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus2.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  The descriptions in The Night Circus were absolutely amazing! 

Markus Zusak The Book Thief3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
  World War II Germany like it’s never been done before.
Michael Crichton Jurassic Park4. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.  I wanted to go to Isla Nubar so bad, dinosaurs excluded.
F Scott Fitzgerald Gatsby6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  The 1920’s.  Need I say more?
Veronica Ross Under the Never Sky7. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.  I loved both the Reverie (though we didn’t spend a lot of time there) and the outside. 


23 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Vivid Settings”

  1. Helene

    I love Jurassic Park on your list! I haven’t read it, but I really like dinosaurs and the movies were OK :)

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  2. Jenny

    I need to read The Night Circus soon and see what all the fuss is about. And, yes, HP better be on everyone’s list today!

  3. Jennifer

    I really need to read The Night Circus! I love that you mentioned The Book Thief and Jurassic Park…unique answers. Thanks for visiting!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  4. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    Great list! And yes, HP should be on everyone’s list, as long as they’ve read it, at least! I agree with you about books 4 and 7, but I also really love the Department of Mysteries in book 5! But you’re right, they’re all fantastic when it comes to worldbuilding!

  5. Erin

    There are so many book places I would love to visit, but, to me, nothing compared to HP! Diagon Alley, Hogsmead, Hogwarts Express, Hogwarts, Hagrid’s hut, … way too many to name! If I had to pick one fictional place to live forever, that would so be it!