Tuesday, July 24, 2012

...in books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.
This week’s question is:
Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings in Books

I love love love this week’s question! There are so many great places, worlds and settings in books.

Here are my Top Ten:
the Inkworld as portrayed by Cornelia Funke in her Inkworld trilogy
the Isle of Tara from Ali McNamara’s Breakfast at Darcy’s
Tuscany as portrayed in Anne Fortier’s Juliet and in Frances Mayes’ wonderful novel  
Under the Tuscan Sun
I would love to experience Paris with Etienne as Anna does in Stephanie Perkins’ book  
Anna and the French Kiss
New York as portrayed in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – yes, with shadowhunters, vampires and all the rest
the Discworld from Terry Pratchett’s many Discworld novels
Victorian England as portrayed in Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protactorate series
New York with Dash and Lily and their Book of Dares
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – I don’t need to tell you that it is the main setting from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book, right? 
Diagon Alley also from the Harry Potter books 


  1. I can't believe I forgot to include Inkworld in my list, it's one of my favourite fantasy worlds! Great list :)

  2. I had to put Paris on my list too! Also Hogwards. I like how you've listed Diagon ALley seperately - it's definitely an interesting place! New York was beautifully rendered in Dash and Lily too!

  3. Love the list! I've only read The Mortal Instrument series and Harry Potter - and agree, both Worlds were spectacular.

    Tanya Patrice

  4. Great choices here. I have Hogwarts on mine as well, but then I think most people do (and deservedly so). Here's my list.

  5. YES! Another person with Carriger's London! Whoot!