Jun 7, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Settings in Literature

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this feature includes random weekly top tens. This week's list is settings in books - All those real or imagined locations/worlds you loved reading about OR settings you think would be perfect in a book. I feel like I haven't read enough sci-fi/fantasy or something to come up with a list of 10 different unique settings, but here it goes!
  1. Karen Marie Moning - Fever series - Faerie
    I super liked the Faerie world, the mystery, and the anything goes feel of that realm. It wasn't good that time passes so quickly there, but there's always bad with good, right?
  2. Richelle Mead - Georgina Kincaid/Succubus series - Seattle, WA
    I adore this setting, but it's mainly for the characters. I wouldn't enjoy Seattle as much if it wasn't with Georgina, Seth, Carter, Roman, etc.
  3. Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series - Bon Temps, LA
    Again, this is more for the characters, but I would love to work at Sam's Bar, Merlott's. The atmosphere is friendly and personable. Would I hold the company of vampires? Perhaps ;o)
  4. Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum series - Trenton, NJ
    The characters also make this one desirable, but the community seems like it has some really good food as well. I'd take Lula up on a food tour for sure.
  5. Greg Behrendt - He's Just Not That Into You - "Perfect"
    This one is strange, and it's not really a setting, but I wish I could always make the right decisions, especially when it comes to men. Now, I've been married, divorced, and now someone's girlfriend, so I've made some choices, but did I do the right thing? Maybe not. I wouldn't trade where I am now, but I might have skipped the pain if I lived in "Perfect" where relationships were more clear-cut. Just sayin'. :o)
  6. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice - 1800s England
    I'd like to visit for a while, anyway. It would be neat to see how these characters we love so much might have really lived back then! I guess think more like Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler but without all the problems and I can come home whenever I want to lol.
  7. Maureen Johnson - 13 Little Blue Envelopes - All over Europe
    Her descriptions of Europe made me feel like I was there, so it really made me want to go. Another real life setting, but this time I don't need the characters to feel like it's worth it.
  8. Alex Archer - Rogue Angel series - Everywhere Annja goes
    This woman is so badass. Think Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, but with Joan of Arc's sword summoned at a moment's notice. She's also an archaeologist and goes on these crazy, super awesome missions all around the globe.
  9. Alyson Noel - The Immortals series - Summerland
    Everything awesome happens in Summerland. It's been a while since I read this series and this book, but I remember really wanting to go there and try out all the cool things they can just manifest in Summerland!
  10. Meg Cabot - Abandon - The Underworld
    This one was intriguing to read about. I enjoyed her descriptions of the room where John lives. I'd like to see that place.
  11. Amy Huntley - The Everafter - Is
    Madison's description of Is and how she has to figure it all out was amazing. I was fascinated by this setting the whole time I was reading this novel.
Okay, so I found more than 10 that I liked! I thought this would be harder, but I found more books that I thought I would. I don't read a lot of fantasy, so setting is usually a real place. I chose some real ones, but only if the characters are there as well, and I revisited some imagined lands as well. Hopefully you'll share your list with me! Leave a link and I'll check it out. Thanks for visiting.


  1. 1800s England would be kind of cool. All those beautiful dresses!

  2. That's what I thought! Thanks Trish :o)

  3. I was totally going to pick Faerie too! What a great world that would be...especially if V'Lane showed up! I decided on the BB&B though...mmmm Barrons, lol

  4. Mmm that would be nice. BB&B is a great choice!! Thanks Lilith! :o)

  5. I think I could do the Lula food tour once.....and probably still not go the distance! Cannot imagine eating like that every day.

  6. That's very true. Once would be enough! :o) Thanks!!!

  7. He's Just Not that Into You is one of the most interesting answers I've seen so far.

    Check out my list here


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