Monday, August 12, 2013

Favorite Literary Fantasy Worlds

Terrific TTT to ya all! Today's topic: "Favorite Books with X Setting". I read such a variety of books that I felt I couldn't pick ''books about school, or books about Alaska'' or something perhaps more creative. Fantasy remains one of my favorite genres because I love the idea of new and unexplored lands. Personally, I believe that it is one of the more creative genres out there (have you read kid's books these days?!) So, as you can tell where this is going, let's jump in!

My Top Ten Favorite Fantasy Worlds: (no particular order. Don't do that to me. In fact, I'm not even going to number them!)
-Shannara created by Terry Brooks. I love the history! I would love to visit beginning of the middle. Preferably as an elf :)

-Narnia create by C.S. Lewis. Because it's perfect and sweet.

-Stardust created by Neil Gaiman. It would be fun and crazy. 

-The world in Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I am still so pissed at him for taking YEARS to finish book three. Book 2 came out in 2011. Book three is hopefully released in 2014. This man understands TORTURE

-Middle Earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Many people may be bored with LOTR, but I hope all agree that Tolkien was a master of the written word. Everything created with such detail and care. Love it.

-The world of Harry Potter by JK Rowling. As long as I am not stuck as a muggle. 

-Percy Jackson's world by Rick Riordan. Okay. I admit I have only read the first book. 2 years ago, and apparently I didn't rate it on Goodreads...but I am sure I liked it. The reason I add it here is because I think a world of demi-gods and ancient mythical creatures would be fantastic! 

-Princess Bride by William Goldman. Preferably as Buttercup. Hello Wesley :)

-Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. But only for a visit. It would be crazy to live there. Yikes

-Oz created by L Frank Baum. Did you guess this one :)) I should re-read these and soon!

I also thought about Neverland, the world of the Neverending Story, and even Twilight!

Which fantasy worlds would you love to visit?? Any ones I forgot? 

My Free eRead-a-thon check up::
See original goals HERE
Didn't have much reading time with grocery shopping, baby, and coaching. I am 37% finished with Geoducks are for Lovers. Not what I thought it would be at all, but not bad. Somewhere around chapter 10 the author decided to start changing the POV from the MC Maggie to the love interest Gil randomly and without warning. One sentence will be from Maggie, the next Gil. SO CONFUSING! 


  1. these are all great worlds! i haven't read all of them but have heard great things about most. :)

  2. Great list! I love fantastical settings; my favourite hands down is Middle Earth. I could just live there, it sounds so beautiful and so rich in history and culture and lore...

    Also, yay for Shannara! I only read the original trilogy but have been meaning to get around to the quartet that had of these days xP

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  3. Krista @ UMSTigersReadAugust 12, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Great idea & picks! Middle Earth and Hogwarts make me happy.

  4. awesome list. I took this class my last semester class and it was a fantasy literature student led class. And I loved it, I feel in love with this genre, I hadn't really read any fantasy book before then. But we read "Name of the Wind", and I couldn't put it down. Then we read "Game of Thrones". I need to read and re-read some of these books on your list!! :)

  5. Lauren @ Books, Tea & MeAugust 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Great list -- it'd be wonderful to live in many of these worlds. Namely Harry Potter, though, so I can oggle him night and day. That's not creepy, is it?...

  6. Narnia, Stardust, Oz and Wonderland are all awesome, though I haven't read them. I watched the all :) Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are two of my all-time favoritese. There's just too much awesomeness on this list!

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  7. Audrey @ The Book AnalystAugust 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Okay, I'm a little embarrassed by how few of these I've read. I definitely have to get on that because these all sound so good!

  8. Great minds think alike. Middle Earth, the wizarding world, Wonderland, and Narnia all made my list this week too.

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  9. I feel a lot of them are pretty well known. Peter Pan? Alice in Wonderland? Oh yeah. And good stuff!

  10. Oh my there are so many Shannara books now! The newest new ones that are set in the time of the creation of Shannara, I haven't read yet. I think I will stick mostly to the 'originals'

  11. Make me happy to :) if you had to pick: middle earth or Hogwarts?? I ask only because I don't have an answer myself :)

  12. What a great idea... I'd definitely want to visit Hogwarts, lol.

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  13. SO glad you loved Name of the Wind! I feel like I haven't met very many people who have read that one, it was one of my faves.

  14. Nope! In fact, completely understandable! :)

  15. I haven't watched Stardust, I saw a preview for it once and it didn't seem anything like the book.
    But this list is pretty awesome isn't it?? I think a lot of my favorite books of all time are on here!

  16. Some of them are pretty long (LOTR, Shannara, Name of the Wind and it's sequel are both about 600 pages). But I hope you do, especially if you need a fantasy fix!

  17. YAY! So glad to have another fantasy list! Headed over to read yours now!

  18. Yes yes yes! Love this list, especially since we both had matching ones on our TTTs, haha. But yes, I'd love to experience many of these worlds, though not as a muggle and preferably with some sort of person to save me if trouble comes around because I'm weak and helpless. :P

  19. This made me LOL because I am the same. If I had to run...well, might as well give up now!

  20. Alyssa thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this setting that you chose, so unique. I've read some of the books on your list but not all. Will definitely go check those that I don't know the titles of on Goodreads :D

  21. Did you know Lianne that you can visit the Middle Earth movie set in New Zealand? I've got friends that have pictures in front of the house and they're nearly as tall as it!

  22. Haha, tell me about it! There's no way I'll be able to get through all the later Shannara books so yeah, I'll likely be sticking to the originals as well xP

  23. I am jealous of your friends right now =P

    But that's really cool, I've mentally made a note of it in my head that when I go to New Zealand one day, I will visit some of the locations where they filmed the trilogies. So gorgeous, I could live there too, why not :D

  24. Great list! :)

    Happy Reading!