Top Ten Tuesday (9)

July 24, 2012

I am participating in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Each week, there is a specific topic for a top ten list.

This weeks topic is:
Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books

A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire, #1) / George R.R. Martin
1. - The Seven Kingdoms -
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

The entire kingdom is just so detailed and incredibly well built. The TV series has definitely helped shape my vision of this world.

Cinder / Marissa Meyer
2. - New Beijing -
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I absolutely loved the setting in Cinder. The palace and the marketplace, all of it was just beautiful.

Harry Potter / J.K. Rowling
3. - Hogwarts -
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Need I really explain myself here? This entire universe is so magical and fantastical and just amazing.

The Night Circus
4. - Le Cirque des Rêves -
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus is such an amazing place! I wish I could go. Each tent is described in such a way that it brings the entire circus to life. I felt as if I were right there in the circus.

Uglies / Scott Westerfeld
5. - Uglyville / The Smoke -
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

It was interesting to discover all of the sectors in this town as well as explore the wilderness!

Incarceron / Catherine Fisher
6. - Incarceron -
Incarceron by Catherin Fisher

I don't remember too much about this book as I read it a long time ago, but I can clearly picture the world of Incarceron. My mental visions of this universe have stayed with me very strongly.

The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins
7. - Panem -
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Both the Districts, the Capitol and the Arena are just magnificent. The movie has provided a new insight into how this world could appear, but my own imagination of this world sticks in my mind.

Divergent / Veronica Roth
8. - Chicago -
Divergent by Veronica Roth

In Divergent, it is the faction headquarters that Tris trains in that is particularly vivid. 

Across the Universe / Beth Revis
9. - Godspeed -
Across the Universe by Beth Revis

The world building on this ship was wonderfully done. Each level explored was pictured clearly in my mind as I read this.

The Host / Stephenie Meyer
10. - The cave (Arizona) -
The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The cave setting in the host was so intricate and developed. I loved it!

Let me know what your favourite worlds/settings are.


  1. What a great list. Lots of favourites :-)

    I still haven't read Across the Universe or The Night Circus yet.


  2. A lot of the dystopians have great, memorable settings. I think Night Circus is going to be on lots of these lists.

    1. I noticed this as well when I was choosing books for this. So many of the dystopian settings are really intriguing and require a lot of world building.

  3. How did I miss the Night Circus? I read the book when it came out last year and absolutely loved it, the imagery was fantastic xD

    Here's my TTT for this week

  4. I have Westeros, Le Cirque des Rêves, and Hogwarts on my list as well! You have great taste. Awesome list!

  5. oh my gosh so many I'd love to be in. We should plan a trip together because I'd go to all of these with you!


  6. I totally agree with so many of your choices! The Night Circus has been sitting on my shelf and I haven't gotten around to it yet but so many people have put it on their lists! Gah, I need to get to it soon.

    Here's a link to mine!

  7. Okay I'll say this and hide. I still haven't read A Game of Thrones. *hides* Okay I'll for sure as soon as I find it in library. Great list and I can't wait to meet The Seven Kingdoms.

    Here is mine TTT

  8. Harry Potter is probably the best world I've ever read. Everything is so detailed. Every characters is important and plays a role. All the little details are what really brings it to life. I'm still shocked when people haven't read the books. WHAT are they waiting for?!

  9. Awesome list - I read 6 of the books you mentioned and loved them all, especially Harry Potter and Fire.

  10. I have only read Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Divergent, but ALL of these are on my TBR! Great list!

  11. Great list! I had some of those on mine. I keep seeing The Night Cirus on everyone's list- is it good? Is that a stupid question? ;) I should read it soon. Thanks for sharing!

  12. The Seven Kingdoms! Hogwarts! Panem! Uglyville! Great list!

  13. Great list! I haven't seen The Host or Incarceron around, but I love them! :D

    Ivy Book Bindings

  14. Great choices! I know what you mean about feeling that you were under the Big Top in Night Circus. New follower via GFC :)
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  15. I felt the same waywhen I read Cinder and Harry Potter. The Wizarding World and the amazingness of the technologically advanced New Beijing are two sights I wish I could see in real life (though the wizarding world is slightly mroe possible with the creation of that theme park... ). I'n really curious about the Game of Thrones and Night Circus books because I keep hearing amazing things about them and their settings. I'll definitely have to check those out!

    Great list!

    Here's my Top Ten!

  16. Definitely agree with the Seven Kingdoms, and I love watching the map during the opening credits of the TV version for some reason! I think they did a really good job bringing the books to life faithfully.



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