Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

1. Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.  Nothing gets better than a magical castle full of witches, wizards and other magical beings.
From http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/hogwarts-is-my-home
2. The Area from The Hunger Games by Susanne Collins.  Yikes.  Susanne Collins creates a horrific setting when the characters get thrown into the arena.  This is not somewhere I'd like to be, but it sure sticks in my mind.
From http://www.hungergamesmovieseries.com
3. The Dells from Fire by Kristin Cashore.  The gorgeous rolling hills and colorful monsters make an impression of a beautiful but scary place. 
From http://kristincashore.blogspot.com
4. Mississippi (1962) from The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  It's not so much the place but the attitudes of the people who lived there and the world they created.
In this Oct. 2, 1962 photo, students crowded the car carrying James Meredith to the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. He had to be escorted by the National Guard and US marshals.
From http://www.boston.com
5. Siberia from Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.  Lina and her family were always cold and hungry in this desolute work camp they were sent to as they waited out the WWII.

From http://vilnews.com/?p=13181
6.  Elizabethan London from Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness.  I loved as hearing about Old time London and Matthew and Diana's adventures there. 
From http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-era-sitemap.htm
7. Gatlin from Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  The setting is definitely southern with some magical elements thrown in.
From http://www.earlymorningcameraclub.com/beautiful-creatures/
8. Paris (past and present) from Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly.  I love the contrast of the present Paris to the past Paris as Andi journeys through the catacombs. 
From http://www.afn.org/~alplatt/paris.html
9.  Fourteenth-century Italy from Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren.  As Belle would say "far of places and daring sword fights."

From http://www.mediafocus.com
10. Paris 1942/Paris 2002 from Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.  I can't really describe this one but it is definitely a must read. 

«Les Parisiens sous l'Occupation»: l'exposition polémique
From http://saintsulpice.unblog.fr


  1. YES! I loved reading about Gaitlin and could picture Macon's home and all.

    I also had Hogwarts in the top spot on my list!

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  2. I love that you put pictures of all the places, not pictures of the books. Very creative!

  3. Pictures of the settings is such a great idea! I'm reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness now and am looking forward to reading Shadow of Night. I really enjoyed your list!

  4. Love the photos. :) This really makes me want to read Revolution and Beautiful Creatures! Totally agree on the Harry Potter world, The Help, and Between Shades of Gray. Great list!

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