Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday- Settings

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (July 23rd) I'm one of them :)




Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books


Kind of a hard topic for someone who read mostly all contemporary (all you paranormal/dystopian readers have it pretty easy this week, no fair).  Anyway I'll do my best (though it may be boring).


1.  Harry Potter By: J.K. Rowling- Of course!!!!  I Love Hogwarts!!  Actually all the settings in this series are really great.  Even before the movies came out I had it all imagined out in my head.

2.  Elsewhere By: Gabrielle Zevin- The peaceful town you live in after you die :)

3.  Anna and the French Kiss By: Stephanie Perkins- The setting totally made the book.... so romantic!!  I loved the way Paris was described in an informative way but not a I have to skim because this is boring kind of way.... Perfection!

4.  Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children By: Ransom Riggs- Not my favorite book, but the setting was cool.  The island and the orphanage was a creepy setting... and the photos helped too!


5.  The Secret Year By: Jennifer R. Hubbard- I thought the town this book was set in was pretty vivid... Black Mountain, The Flats, the river and bridge. 

6.  Hatchet By: Gary Paulsen- The Canadian Wilderness Brian has to survive in was great!  I felt like I was there in the cave too!

7.  Lord of the Flies By: William Golding -Set on a tropical island post plane accident.  The setting is the book.

8.  A Child Called It By: Dave Pelzer- This book had a vivid setting to me in that I felt like I was in that basement at times too.  It was a vivid emotional setting.

9.  Bridge to Terabithia By: Katherine Paterson- Sad book, but cool imaginary land!!


Pretty sad that that's all I got.... maybe I should expand my horizons and start reading some fantasy stuff.  I'll have to look at all the lists this week to get ideas :)

So that's mine... what's yours??

18 comments:

  1. I really remember reading Hatchet as a kid. It was one of the books that really stuck with me. Bridge to Terabithia is a good one too.

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  2. Lord of the Flies is a great pick, and so it The Bridge to Terabithia!

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  3. I thought about including Lord of the Flies on my list. I did include Harry Potter though, of course. I will play the enabler here and tell you that you should definitely read some fantasy stuff! :D Great list.

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  4. Lord of the Flies was intense! I never had to read it for school but decided to take it upon myself to do so anyways cause it's a classic and it was so sad how those little boys had to grow up so quickly! Great list!

    Here's a link to mine!

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  5. I have Harry (of course!) and Miss Peregrine's on my list too! I definitely agree with Anna too. Great choices. :)
    My Top Ten

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  6. This is a really good list! I like how you have some titles I didn't expect on there.

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  7. Love Hogwarts -- and I LOVED Hatchet as a kid! Great list.

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  8. I wanted to include Lord of the Flies in my list, but it's not the setting that I loved it for, but the characterization. It was intense though, and the island is freaky. It would have been my 11th pick! I agree that all the settings from the Wizarding World are great; in fact, I would have liked to make a list of top ten settings from Harry Potter - but all my lists somehow end up being Harry Potter-related, so I stopped myself this time. Great picks!

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    1. That would've been a good idea... Top Ten settings from HP, I love it!

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  9. I totally agree with Anna and the French Kiss - the book made me love Paris and then the setting made me love the book! If that makes any sense...
    My TTT:
    http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/07/top-ten-tuesday_24.html

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  10. You are right. This is much easier for those who read paranormal! You managed to find some excellent settings, nevertheless. Good for you!

    Here's my Top Ten Most Vivid Settings in Books.I'd love for you to stop by and see what you think!

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  11. Oh I totally forgot about Hatchet. Darn, but thank you for the reminder. I think I might read that one again this week.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

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  12. Harry Potter and Anna and the Grench Kiss are both on my list as well, though it only occurred to me to add Bridge to Terabithia after I had already posted the list. I haven't read some of these other books, but I'm dying to check out Daughter of Smoe adn Bone's Prague, and the world in Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.

    Great list!

    Aimee | My TTT

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  13. Anna! <3 To be honest I haven't read most of these... only Harry and Anna (which is sort of sad), although I've been meaning to read Elsewhere for a while now. Maybe I should check into it?

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! <3 New GFC follower~

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  14. Great list! Harry Potter for sure is one of the best world building ever! And Anna! <3

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  15. I think I'm going to have to read Anna and the French Kiss. It sounds adorable and I really like books set in Europe when they add to the atmosphere and don't get bogged down in boring facts about the setting.

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    1. You totally should read it, it was good. And it was not one of those books that goes on and on about the surroundings; it was not overly descriptive just informative and cool.

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