It was really hard to settle on a finite topic this week for me. The prompt was as such: Top Ten Books With X Setting. And you get to fill in the X. Oh, The Broke And The Bookish, always making me use my noggin on Tuesdays!
I finally settled on Top Ten Books Set Somewhere Other Than Here.
Meaning, books that are set in some world other than our own, "present day" world. I read a lot of books that take me out of where I am and transport me to somewhere unknown. There's something amazing and magical in itself to watch an author not only craft a story of their own, but to fully create the world in which the story takes place. I'm in awe of this, completely.
So, that seemed like the best option for today's topic. So, here we are:
1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
2. The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
3. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
4. Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
5. Fire by Kristin Cashore
6. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
7. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
8. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
10. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Honorable Mention: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - It really should be at the top of my list, because really? It's Harry Potter and JKR is the Queen of world-creation. But it kinda felt like cheating because it's a book set in a world that co-exists with our own world. Cheating? Maybe. But, in either case, it deserves to be set apart from the list because of its amazing and wonderful nature.