Top 10 Tuesday 64

Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books

GREAT topic this week! Annnnnd you all know which my #1 pick is going to be…… 😉

  1. The ENTIRE World of Harry Potter <– I would pick just Hogwarts, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the entire setting, the whole magical & muggle world.
  2. Middle Earth | Lord of the Rings <– This could rival Harry Potter for vivid world. It probably would outweigh it if it were not for my more intense obsession love of J.K. Rowling’s creation.
  3. The Districts | The Hunger Games <– While it could be categorized by some in the same category as any ol’ dystopian, this one PLUS the arenas make for a world that all the readers are transported into (Um, my fave being the arena in Catching Fire?? Awesome.)
  4. The Factions | Divergent <– Another very well-thought-out, vivid dystopian world where everyone lives within 5 factions/categories.
  5. Future Earth | The Lunar Chronicles <– Maybe because I’m reading Scarlet that it’s top of mind but the re-imagining of beloved fairytales in this futuristic setting is fantastically clever.
  6. Oz | Wicked <– Yes, Gregory Maguire didn’t create the land of Oz, but he enhanced it even further with such a vivid backstory for the Wicked Witch of the West.
  7. Bon Temps | Sookie Stackhouse series <– It could have been set anywhere in the South, but Charlaine Harris gave so much life to this supernatural town that it’s like a character in itself.
  8. Le Cirque des Rêves | The Night Circus <– The biggest thing that stood out about this book was the beautiful imagery that’s depicted within its words, making you feel like you’re experiencing this mysterious traveling show.
  9. The room | Room <– It’s only one solitary setting but the description and hard-to-believe imagery makes this an immensely captivating read.
  10. The boat | Life of Pi <– What a thinker. I knew it was supposed to be a great read, and it wasn’t until a day later and reflecting back on it that the whole thing suddenly clicked and I got it. Fantastic scenes with a boy and some animals in a boat adrift at sea.

And of course, what made your Top 10 list this week? Share your link and I’ll check it out too!


  1. Middle Earth, HP, and Le Cirque des Rêves made my list as well. Good list! I like your blog!
    Jenny recently posted..Top Ten Most Vivid Literary Worlds & SettingsMy Profile

  2. I’m horrible, I haven’t read the Life of Pi yet but have been meaning to for forever! The Night Circus is just sitting on my shelf and i really need to read it (it’s been on a bunch of lists lately), and I really looking forward to the second in the Lunar series. Great list!

    Here’s a link to mine!
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  3. We have five of the same picks including Room :-)

    A Great list!


  4. I knew after reading other Top Ten posts I would see other books that would have been awesome on the list. Divergent definitely. I didn’t even think of that one. Great list!
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  5. Hey Michelle! I wish, I wish, I wish Hogwarts was real. Wake me up when that happens, k? I’ve had Room sitting on my Kindle for a while… just waiting to get around to reading it. PS. I just got the last ticket to the Ontario Blog Squad meet-up. See you there!
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  6. Glad to see I’m not the only one who favors Maguire’s Oz! Great list.
    Nicole recently posted..Top Ten Most Vivid SettingsMy Profile

  7. Wonderful list! Harry Potter seems to be a favourite of all!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  8. So, all the TTT I’ve seen today had Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings on the first or second spot – really makes me want to get to know Middle Earth :)
    My TTT:

  9. What a terrific list! The wizarding world of Harry Potter made its way onto my Top Ten this week too. I agree that Morgenstern did a brilliant job describing the setting in The Night Circus.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog recently posted..Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Most Vivid Book SettingsMy Profile

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