Top Ten Settings In Books

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.

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Settings In Books”

  1. I wanted to include the parallel universes from the Chrestomanci series but I decided to limit myself to just one Diana Wynne Jones book in this list! Some amazing books on your list, a lot of my favourites!

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  2. I've got Shadow of The Wind on my TBR shelf – it does sounds fabulous! I read The Shining a long time ago and loved it. That creepy hotel has stayed with me for years *shudder*

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  3. Ah yes, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Wonderful place. The Thief of Always sounds interesting – must investigate!

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  4. I should have included the Universe from Hitchhikers. It's such a great book and they go to so many interesting places.

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  5. I love it when people get specific on their lists! Ministry of Magic – yes! That is an awesome, awesome place, despite all the creepy and upsetting things that happened there, haha.

    Here's my list this week 🙂

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  6. Whilst the Hotel in The Shining is a good setting, especially for that book, there is no way you would catch me anywhere near it. I love a good horror book but at heart I am a big wimp! I was greedy and mentioned all of the wizarding world. I would want to see every single part of it (apart from Azkaban).

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  7. The Overlook Hotel is a creepy one. I haven't read the book, although it is on my TBR for this year, but the movie is awfully creepy.

    Check out my list here

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