Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Vivid Settings

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings in Books.

1. The land of Terre d'Ange in Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

2. Unity, Massachusetts (in particular, the Cake House) in The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman

3. The Four Corners of Civilization in The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

4. The crumbling castle in I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

5. The desert in The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

6. NYC in the late 60s/early 70s in Just Kids by Patti Smith

7. The Cornish coast in A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware

8. The beautiful-sounding Muskoka region of Ontario in The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery

9. Mullaby, North Carolina in The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

10. The Brakebills Academy in The Magicians by Lev Grossman


  1. Wouldn't their home in I Capture the Castle be wonderful! That's a good one.

  2. Wow- I love so many of these books! I have been meaning to read The Magicians for a really long time. I hope I get around to reading it soon!

  3. I SEE YOU THERE, KVOTHE. I SEE YOU. And I agree completely. The Name of the Wind made my list. Haven't made it to The Wise Man's Fear yet but I agree completely with how much I love all the settings & all the places Kvothe took us in his world. Because I took MONTHS to slowly make my way thru his book, I think I can describe them fully and almost perfectly and I'm so HAPPY about that.

  4. I almost put Just Kids on mine! That book was amazing! And I am about to start reading Kushiel's Dart.

    Beth ^_^

  5. Great list. I've not read any of these but they all sound wonderful!

  6. Great list though I've only read Blue Castle and I Capture the Castle (hmm, Castle theme?). Check out our TTT and my sister's review of Blue Castle http://mysistersbookshelf.com/marys-book-review-the-blue-castle-by-l-m-montgomery/

  7. People keep telling me I need to read Rothfuss' books. Hmm...

  8. I won The Girl of Fire and Thorns during Armchair BEA. I'm looking forward to reading it!