Okay, so I’m breaking the rule that I made for myself when I said I wasn’t going to make any other posts during my Wild Worlds buzz week. So before I even start, let me plead to you to at least check out what else has been going on this week! It’s seriously been so much fun interviewing these authors and I have been honored that they’ve lent their participation for this big event! So please check out all of the awesome interviews & giveaways that I’ve been posting so far this week!
Also, it just seems so appropriate — almost serendipitous — that this topic pops up during my feature week that I had named “Wild Worlds”!
Without further ado, it’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s theme is: Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings in Books
I don’t really think most of these need explanations so I’m making a nice, concise list (in no particular order…)
- Harry Potter by JK Rowling – Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, etc (I think the movies helped on this a bit too, to be honest!)
- Wither/Fever by Lauren DeStefano
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (even before the movie – but not really Catching Fire or Mockingjay…)
- If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman
- Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
- The Maze Runner/The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
What are your favorites? Do you agree with any of my top picks??
16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – July 24, 2012: Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings in Books”
Great settings! Especially Harry Potter and Grave Mercy
Mockingjay was my favorite HG, I KNOW I am being such a rebel! I haven’t read any Lauren DeStefano, I might have to change that! SO GLAD YOU LOVED GRAVE MERCY!!
I really enjoy Lauren DeStefano’s books! I think Wither was better than Fever, but Fever worked itself out and both were still really enjoyable.
I loved Grave Mercy so much!!!
I think I’d like to reread Catching Fire & Mockingjay now that I’ve read everything (since I already reread THG before the movie came out) – But that’s ideallly, because honestly, when do I have the time!
I agree with so many of these! Harry Potter, Maze Runner, Graceling, Hunger Games…so many awesome places. I want to visit them ALL. Well…maybe not the Maze.
Thanks for stopping by my TTT!
Great list! I agree with a lot of those and then the others are on my to-read list!
I still need to read many of those awesome book with vivid worlds. The are on my ever growing TBR list. Thanks for visiting My TTT
Great list! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello. =) Can’t wait to read more of your reviews!
~Shelby @ Gobs and Gobs of Books
Wither & Fever — how did I FORGET those on my list?! Wow! Such great choices! You’ve made me want to grab Monument 14 immediately to start reading.
Thanks!! I loved the world created in Wither/Fever! I felt like I could just picture everything that was going on – And Monument 14 had some great descriptions as well! And we get a map 🙂 Happy reading!!
So many books I haven’t read that I want to!
Harry Potter! Whoooo! haha.
I have Wither to read, so hopefully I’l enjoy that world.
I’m more interested by Grave Mercy which I’ve heard a little bit about. Historical young-adult fiction right? Sounds very intruiging!
Great list! 🙂
I really, really enjoyed Grave Mercy (I’ll have to post my review sometime next week, I think) and I was totally surprised by it! I’m not usually one who likes historical fiction, but it was so easy to fall into that world. I loved it!
Yay for Harry Potter! I didn’t think of The Hunger Games actually, but I haven’t read the books yet. I saw the movie though! I’ve heard good things about The Maze Runner series as well.
And oh goodness, Monument 14, I can totally see the layout of the store and the aisles.
Love your list. 🙂
Oh, the setting for Grave Mercy was fantastic! I loved it oh so much and really want to know more about Brittany!
I was surprised at how easily I fell into that world! The author did a great job of making me feel like I belonged there! [insert another Brittany joke here]