January 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This is one meme I can get on board with - I LOVE lists! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

Top Ten Settings I'd Like to See More Of

1. The Forest - Forests can be magical, peaceful, creepy or desolate, depending on who you are and what's going on. I love books set in the woods. Examples:  Cry Wolf, Under the Never Sky, Born at Midnight

2. Carnivals/State Fairs - Have you ever seen Grease? Carnivals are so super fun and romantic in real time. And, in dystopian settings, broken down carnivals and fairs are the dichotomy. They're scary and make you tense. I love it. Example:  Divergent

3. Faeryland - The great thing about faeries is that they're not real, so authors can do whatever they want with them and where they live. Normal rules don't apply, so anything goes. Sometimes, it can get a little goofy, but most times, faeryland is a wonder. Examples:  The Iron King, Illusions

4. Boats - I think it's the enclosed space with nowhere to run and hide from bad guys or problems. I've always loved boats, no matter if it's a 50 ft. yacht, a submarine or a dinghy. Examples:  Degrees of Wrong

5. Greek Mythology - I adore Greek mythology. It's so alive and vibrant and... wacky sometimes, really. I go for anything mythological in nature, especially if it's Greek. Examples:  The Lost Hero, The Goddess Test, Half-Blood

6. Pre-1800s - The picture of chivalry is a gorgeous guy decked out in armor prepared to do battle to save a damsel's life. What is more romantic than that?? Example: Waterfall, Grave Mercy, Outlander

7. College - I've developed an addiction to the new adult genre. I really like stories with older characters facing serious issues and overcoming major obstacles. Examples:  Beautiful Disaster, Ten Tiny Breaths, On Dublin Street


Lola said...

I totally agree with you that there should be more books that take place on college en forest locations. I love books that take place in nature, one of my favourite series concerning this is the darkness rising series by Kelley Armstrong.

Anonymous said...

Ooo, I love the idea of books set in forests. They are totally magical!

And heck yeah to college settings!

Angela said...

Oh how I carnivals and fairs! Those would make for some seriously fun reads!