Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will be a new Top Ten list complete with one bloggers’ answers. This week’s topic:
Top ten settings/worlds in books:
1. Discworld (Discworld series by Terry Pratchett) Particulary Death’s home, though I would prefer that I didn’t have to die to go there.
2. The Ministry of Magic (Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling) I know most people would choose Hogwarts, but I just think the Ministry is more, you know, original. Or Gringotts. Or the Forbidden Forest. Or the Burrow. Ok, all of it!
3. Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle series by Diana Wynne Jones) That castle is awesome – and so is the book!
4. The Cemetery of Forgotten Books (The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón) There are tonnes of thousands of books just waiting to be picked up – what’s not to like!?
5. The Parallel Universes (The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones) I love the idea of the different universes, and that each person has spiritual doubles in the rest of the worlds!!
6. The Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams) I just don’t seem to be able to choose just one planet.
7. The Marsten House (Salem’s Lot by Stephen King) Actually the whole town is kind of creepily awesome.
8. The Graveyard (The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman) Hardly my favourite Neil Gaiman book, but I like this setting.
9. Holiday House (The Thief of Always by Clive Barker) The supposedly blissful, magical place that turns out to be something else – I love it!!
10. The Overlook Hotel (The Shining by Stephen King) A hotel with a personality that manipulates its guests? Not quite original but it did scare me – a lot.