Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Settings In Books

07 Jun

It’s Tuesday again and over at The Broke and the Bookish that means it’s time for another Tuesday Top Ten! This week’s topic is the Top Ten Settings In Books. These are those real or imagined locations/worlds you loved reading about OR settings you think would be perfect in a book. Here we go:

1. Hogwarts from Harry Potter. The large castle built on the shores of a loch in Scotland would be one of my first choices if I could visit any pleace in any book. I’m intrigued by the moving staircases, the twisting hallways and even the room of requirement. I’d proably be there for years exploring.

2. Sherwood Forest from the Robin Hood stories. Robin Hood was one of the first stories I remember clearly. Since then I’ve day dreamed about traipsing around Sherwood with him and the merry men learning how to shoot a bow and arrow on more than one occasion.

3. Green Gables/Avonlea from Anne of Green Gables. I’d love to curl up in the upper room in the window seat and stare out at the large tree in front of the house. I see this house so clearly in my mind and I think it’s one of the happiest and most loving places on earth.

4. The Shire from Lord of the Rings. I mean, who wouldn’t want to visit a hobbit hole and spend some time with Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry?

5. The Little House in the Big Woods from the Laura Ingalls Wilder book of the same name. This was the first book I read on my own as a child and I was fascinated with how detailed the setting was. I want to play with a pig’s tail and make maple candy in the snow, then curl up by the fire and listen to Pa play his fiddle. Perfection.

6. Narnia from the Chronicles of Narnia. It’s full of magical adventures, talking animals and delicious food! I’m still trying to find a way in.

7. Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Do I even need to explain this one? Chocolate and candy, so much I’m getting a toothache just thinking about it!

8. Lyra’s Oxford from His Dark Materials Series. I love England and this is like England but with talking bears, witches and daemons! It makes it infinitely cooler that normal England.

9. The Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. I want to be the co-pilot and go dashing around the universe saving planets and people from peril!

10. The Burrow from Harry Potter. Quite possibly one of the best houses I’ve ever seen described in a book. I really want to be a Weasley and move in here!

And if you have a moment please, please go and comment on this blog post, I’m trying to win a contest for the Decatur Book Festival and I need as many comments as possible! I’ll certainly return the favor!


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11 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Settings In Books

  1. Laura

    7 June, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    The Chocolate Factory is a gimme. Roald Dahl rocks at creating places kids want to go.

    Check out my list here

    • That Girl

      8 June, 2011 at 9:11 am

      Roald Dahl does create fantastical worlds for children (and those who are children at heart)! I’ll be sure to check your list out as soon as I can!

  2. smellincoffee

    7 June, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Oooooooh, good call on Willy Wonka’s!

  3. Lieder Madchen

    7 June, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Oh, I would love to visit Middle Earth and who could say no to the Chocolate Factory? 🙂

  4. Priya

    7 June, 2011 at 10:14 am

    It’s funny that you mentioned Hogwarts AND the Burrow – If I started naming individual places from HP, a list of ten wouldn’t be enough 🙂 I’d pick the Ministry or Gringotts though!!
    Can’t believe I didn’t mention Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory though!!! How could I have missed that, it’s like heaven, chocolate heaven!

    • That Girl

      8 June, 2011 at 9:14 am

      I think I could honestly do an entire posts on settings from Harry Potter I’d love to visit! I just felt that the Burrow and Hogwarts were so different I had to include both!

  5. Anne

    7 June, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Love your list. I forgot about Sherwood Forest, great choice!

  6. trish

    7 June, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Sherwood Forest, of course! I never thought of that.

    • That Girl

      7 June, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      I think I’d be mostly excited it if it was filled with animated characters like the Disney movie, it’s my favorite!

  7. RandomizeME

    7 June, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Oh yeah, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory ! I remember when I was a kid, we had a school trip to the local candy/ice cream/chocolate factory and I was so disappointed to discover that the real thing was nowhere as wonderful as Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory !

    • That Girl

      7 June, 2011 at 7:48 am

      I’m jealous you got to go to a candy factory on a field! Although I know I would’ve been disappointed if there was not a river of chocolate or a forest of candy flowers, trees and grass!


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