Top Ten Settings in Books
Tuesday June 7, 2011 at 12:00 am |

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new top ten list to be answered. If you’d like to join in go and visit their website! If you’d like to answer and don’t have a blog, please feel free to leave your answers in my comments section! This week’s list is:

Top Ten Settings in Books:

1. La Push from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer: F**k Forks and the Vampires, give me the backwoods of La Push, the beaches, and those sexy Quilutes.

2. Hogwarts from The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: Seriously, who hasn’t read this series and didn’t want to be there? Still patiently waiting on my acceptance letter.

3. Legend, Colorado from Legend By Jude Deveraux: I fell in love with this little made up town (at least I think its made up). The people are great and it has just enough magic and happenstance to make it interesting.

4. Madison, Georgia from Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews: Love this little small town. It has so much character and history even though it’ small. It’s comfy and homey and remind me a lot of my little podunk country town. And this place may be boring at times, but it’s home.

5. Bon Temps from the Sookie Stackhouse and True Blood series by Charlaine Harris: Again, loving the little town inhabited by folks who all know one another. It’s small and cozy with just enough strange shit going on to keep it interesting.

6. Taggart Ranch in Only Hers by Francis Ray: I can picture this place in my head with such clarity. The meadows, the barn and tackhouse, even the old roughshod shed in the meadow. I can even picture the surrounding town and the livestock. Loved being in this town so much I go back at least once a year (reading). Not to mention it’s just a great story.

7. Henry Adams from Something Like Love by Beverly Jenkins: This is a small town built up by Blacks fleeing from slavery out in Kansas. This fictional town is based on a real town. I love that they build their own community complete with stores and schoolhouse. And I especially love that they vote in a woman to be the first mayor of Henry Adams. Just innovative.

8. St. Martinique from Captured by Beverly Jenkins: This sounds like a good place to take a vacation. Nice blue beaches, warm weather, and beautiful people and great food. Really couldn’t ask for more.

9. Sunrise, North Carolina by Chassie West: This town is reminiscent of mine and in the same state, though this one is made up. It’s mysterious, and charming….but just a little sinister.

10. Villa Villa Cula from Pippi Longstocking: Pippi, Tommy, And Anika seemed to have so much fun here. I always wanted to join in their adventures and play with them here.

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14 Responses to “Top Ten Settings in Books”

  1. I’m definitely not a Twilight fan (sorry!) but I had to share this story with you.

    My cousin used to be a volunteer fire fighter and he went out to Washington one year to help with a forest fire that had broken out there. His wife LOVES Twilight (although he and I are very like-minded in our dislike of the series) and she, along with tons of other people who had never been there, was obsessed with Forks. My cousin told me one day that he’d actually been to Forks when he was off fighting blazing forest infernos and that it was the single ugliest town he’d ever laid eyes on. Absolutely nothing there to speak of and definitely nothing to write home about. 🙂

  2. Ooh, Pippi! I didn’t think of that one 🙂

  3. Jade jadaloves says:

    Gabriel, thanks for stopping by and sharing that story. Honestly, Stephenie doesn’t describe Forks in such a great way. Always cold, overcast and rainy. NO THANK YOU! I hate the cold, so I can absolutely believe that it’s a crap town! That’s why I prefer La Push to Forks. Seems to have more life and personality, the town and the people.

  4. Wow. Very thorough list. LOVES it!

  5. Kat says:

    PIPPI! thats a great one. I’d love to go there too.

  6. trish says:

    I love all things North Carolina! It got onto my list from the book Prodigal Summer.

  7. Great list! I didn’t even think of Bon Temps!

    Hope you’ll stop into mine as well!
    http://www.memyshelfandi.com/2011/06/top-ten-tuesday-9.html

  8. Skye says:

    Bon Temps! Can’t believe I forgot that one…If I got to run into Sam then I’m in!

  9. Tara says:

    I’ve been waiting for my acceptance letter for a very long time 🙁 Definitely agree with you about Hogwarts, though! Great list!

    Here’s my list this week 🙂

  10. Katie says:

    As much as I became disenchanted with Twilight after Breaking Dawn, I have to agree that La Push is a great setting. Good choice! I also included Hogwarts – how could I not?

  11. Everything about Hogwarts screams “VISIT ME!” Such atmosphere!

  12. Great settings!

    I covered almost every place, I think!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  13. Lena says:

    Hogwarts is probably the place I’d most want to visit in a novel, the setting and all things you’d get to do and experience. Who wouldn’t like that and all those quirky little artifacts to tinkle with.

  14. Amen on La Push! *high five*

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