TTT: Somewhere Other Than Here

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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. 


  1. Awesome list: HP of course, best series ever! And I loved Divergent as well. Looking forward to reading Cashore and Card as well. Nice list!
    Happy reading!

  2. Oh, I love your list! "Somewhere other than here" was a great setting choice.

  3. I've only read Clockwork Angel and Divergent (and HP obviously!) but the others are all books I want to check out. I love your choice of topic. Can't beat some escapism! :D

  4. In my opinion, Harry Potter deserves to be on every list possible. No matter the topic.
    But great books! I've only read Harry Potter, but I have Ender's Game, Clockwork Angel, The Maze Runner, Divergent, and Shadow and Bone on my to-read list!

  5. You can always cheat when it comes to Harry Potter, haha.

    My TTT.

  6. Ender's Game is calling to me. Seriously, I need to read it and Shadow and Bone soon.

    And yes, including Harry Potter is cheating but I love that you did anyway. Also, yay for Divergent!

  7. I love Divergent and Shadow And Bone, and one of these days I'm going to read The Name Of The Wind and Clockwork Angel. I love anywhere but here as your topic, and you have some good choices! Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  8. Great list, I love high fantasy, future world or any other setting that's different from our reality! I loved some of these, but the majority is on my to-read list.
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  9. I'm always in awe of authors who can make their worlds so vivid that they seem REAL. It's a talent, for sure. I've only read 2 1/4 of the books on your list (the 1/4 being ENDER'S GAME, which I've tried -- and failed -- to get through several times), but most of them are on my TBR list.

    Happy TTT (a day late)!

  10. Super list, I like many of those books that take me away

  11. I've read a few of these books and Divergent is SO good!


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