Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Settings I’d Like To See More Of (Or At All)

Top-Ten Tuesday is Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Well this weeks Top-Ten Tuesday is all about settings we’d like to see more of, or even somewhere we’ve not yet seen.

  1. The first one is probably the least likely as I don’t think JKR will return to it anytime soon, but I’d love to see more of Harry Potter’s world. Not necessarily about Harry himself, but a detective/police procedural set in the Auror department would be pretty awesome wouldn’t it!
  2. Both Lyra and Will’s Oxford’s from His Dark Materials. Thankfully Phillip Pullman has said he is working on The Book of Dust once more, so we should at least get to see one of them in a few years time.
  3. London Below. Neverwhere is my favourite book, packed with great characters, there could be so many more stories to discover don’tcha think?
  4. Talking of London, I’ve enjoyed a number of ‘urban fantasy’ novels set in the big smoke over the couple of years. It’s a city that’s wonderfully suited to it, of course, a long history to draw from, with lots of quirks, strange place names that are just asking to be twisted slightly.
  5. Another city this time, Prague. Depicted brilliantly in Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and although it helps that I have visited the place. It’s just crying out for more of the urban fantasy treatment, or a dark crime novel.
  6. 1920’s Alaska. I loved the Alaska we got to see in Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child. I’d love to revisit the area again sometime.
  7. I used to love the M.Y.T.H books by Robert Asprin, although I didn’t like the ones after his hiatus as much, though that could have been the time and me moving on to other worlds. But The Bazaar on Deva could tell us many an interesting tale I suspect.
  8. The Night Circus. Oh to be able to wander amongst those wonderful tents again!
  9. Rachael Cohn’s & David Leviathan’s New York. It aways comes across as the third main character in their collaborations. Somewhere I’d definitely like to visit again.
  10. Venice. Done right a books visit to this most unusual of citys can make the atmosphere, just a little bit special.

Would you like to visit any of these places again? & Don’t forget to visit Top-Ten Tuesday to see where everyone else would like to see again.

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Settings I’d Like To See More Of (Or At All)

  • January 27 at 8:14 pm

    Yes! Agreed with the first couple. I haven’t read a lot of the later titles you named, but will have to check them out. 🙂

  • January 24 at 11:41 pm

    Having visited Alaska, I was truly looking forward to reading this book – I was not disappointed! It is quite rich in characterization – I enjoyed reading about the older couple, Jack and Mabel (as I am middle-aged). I could feel their struggle, and relate.

    The author’s descriptions are amazing (the way she described the scenery) .

  • January 23 at 3:49 pm

    I haven’t thought of the MYTH books by Asprin in years! I read as many used copies as I could get my hands on in the 6th grade. They were great fun then.

  • January 23 at 12:35 am

    Mmm, Prague. What a great city. Even older than London, I’ll bet. Both cities are perfect for storytelling; so many secret places in which to get lost…

    Here’s my TTT for the week. Happy reading!

  • January 22 at 10:53 pm

    Oh I would love more London Below. That would be amazing, but so would any other urban fantasy set in London. And Venice! I’d read a YA book set in Venice in a heartbeat.

  • January 22 at 11:26 am

    Some more Erin Morgenstern circus tents would be very cool!

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