This Top Ten Tuesday topic is 10 books set outside the U.S. I’m choosing to alter it ever so slightly to do my favorite book settings, simply because if I did it otherwise it would be a list of Spaceships and England. Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you courtesy of Broke and Bookish.
Best Book Settings
1.) The Archives/ Narrows from Victoria Schwab’s The Archived – Imagine a place where the dead (called Histories) rest on shelves… Everything about the Archive, even its problems, enchanted me. Not only the Archive, but the Narrows. Ceilingless narrow hallways where the Histories roam after they’ve woke up. Where Keepers battle to make sure they manage to Return them.
2.) Xanth – Piers Anthony’s Xanth series is a world filled with absurdities, magic, puns, and action. It is a world with more possibilities than any other I’ve ever read. Xanth never gets old, no matter how old you get.
3.) The center of the Earth from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. Its utterly impossible, but the idea itself is fascinating. I recently heard about this whole Inverted Earth theory, which reminded me of Journey to the Center of the Earth.
4.) Hogwarts from the Harry …oh, c’mon, I don’t have to cite this one, do I??!. I would love to live in Hogwarts, even as a muggle, as long as I could see it properly. All the magic, the secrets, the house elves, the drama… it sounds positively magical.
5.) The Oasis virtual world from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Whilst I may not be the biggest fan of the book, I love the idea of being able to attend school virtually. Of being able to get a fully 3D look at locations and history and things like that. Of being able to mute people who annoy you.
6.) The Long Earth Universe from the Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Again, while I wasn’t a fan of the books, the idea is fascinating. Imagine, bookworms could band together, and step through earths until they found an empty one they could set up as the biggest library in existence. *dreams*
…….That’s all I got, sorry.
Did we share any favorites? (Besides Hogwarts. LOL)