Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish, and will be a feature on Emma, the Bibliophile-Librarian. In Top Ten Tuesday I make lists of books, because I love books and I love lists. Here at the Bibliophile-Librarian, I cannot guarantee that it will always be posted on a Tuesday, but I will try.
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is our choice, so I am looking at the Top Ten Settings from books I have read. There are so many beautiful settings to choose from. I tend to be drawn to places settings that feel like you could accidentally walk into from boring, everyday life.
- Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series: Who didn’t want to go to this magical boarding school?
- Canterwood Crest Academy from the Canterwood Crest series: This book series allows me to fulfill my childhood desire to go to boarding school, and my childhood love of horses.
- Kennettra, an alternate version of rennaissance Italy, from The Young Elites: I have become obsessed with Venice and other Italian cities, so I love the setting of Marie Lu’s new series.
- Alicante, Idris from the Shadowhunters series: The Shadowhunters home, Idris, is located in central Europe, between Germany and France, so I picture it being very aged and beautiful. Its capital city, Alicante, is a city of canals, so it sound like a magical version of Venice.
- Misselthwaite Manor from The Secret Garden: It is my dream to own a garden and home like this one day.
- The beach town from September Girls: The beach town setting is what makes this such a perfect summer read. It reminds me so much of Toronto Island, that I can picture it perfectly.
- London Below from Neverwhere: As if London wasn’t magical enough on its own, Neil Gaiman added a whole other level to this historic city.
- Beechwood Island from We Were Liars: This is such a sad, heartbreaking novel, but I adore the upperclass, never-wanting-for-anything, Hamptons-esque setting of Beechwood Island.
- The Wildwood from The Iron Fey series, & The Enchanted Wood from The Faraway Tree series – This is a bit of a cheat because it includes two settings, but both are magical forests. First, the gorgeous, green, magical Wildwood from Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series, although it is also seen in other fae stories. Second, the Enchancted Wood, which has the added benefit of housing all of Blyton’s delightful characters.
- The Shire from The Hobbit: I always thought I would be perfectly happy living my life out as a Hobbit, and the Shire would be the perfect place to do that.