Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is:
Top Ten Favorite Books With X Setting
What am I replacing the X with, you ask? Fantastical! I'm picking my top ten books set in fantasy worlds/settings. These books are in no particular order. Allons-y, shall we?
1. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (as well as the rest of the Inheritance Cycle). With the exception of Harry Potter, this is probably my favorite fantasy book. Set in the world of Alagaesia, the hero must encounter dragons, an evil ruler, magic, and so much more.
2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. What can I say? This wizarding world is so finely detailed that it's easy to lose one's self completely in the setting alone. These books changed so many lives, and I am no exception.
3. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. These classic works kind of speak for themselves, though I admit I have a newer appreciation for them since the blockbuster movie series came out. Elves, Hobbits, and evil jewelry? Count me in.
4. The Inkworld series by Cornelia Funke. This series plays on the idea that reading aloud can place people into a book, and bring things out of them as well. I always thought I'd love to live in a book, but when villains and the like come into play like in this series... Maybe not!
5. City of Masks by Mary Hoffman. Now, this is book one in a series, but I haven't read the others. But this book has a really cool twist on time travel/parallel worlds. Plus, the setting is in Venice, which is beautiful in and of itself.
6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Again, part of a series that I haven't yet continued. That being said I loved this book. It's like Harry Potter and Star Wars had a love child. It's well worth the hype.
7. The Kingdom Series by Marie Hall. Now, this one is a leap from YA. It has adult content and themes, and I adore them. Marie Hall gives classic fairy tales an erotic twist, and I adore the ones I've read so far!
8. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. I mean, who hasn't fantasized about going through the rabbit hole at one point or another? This is probably my first encounter with fantasy, and it'll always be a favorite of mine.
9. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. This can arguably be defined as science fiction as well, but I'm basing the label of fantasy off of the fact that it's a retelling. Great setting, a great new twist on a classic. I can't wait for Cress to come out!
10. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I know this makes me a cliche Lewis fan, but this particular book of the series is my favorite. I wish that I could find a whole new world in the back of my closet. Don't you?
What's your favorite setting?