Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books

This Week's TTT is a really tricky one, because I think the vividness of a books setting directly correlates with how much you actually like the book. For example, if I am loving a book, and it's setting is simply a high school, I literally picture it happening in my old high school, as I can walk the halls in my mind and really feel part of the books setting, and to me that is what vivid is. Conversely, you can have a book set in a far away fantasy land, but if I'm just not into it, well it's not vivid to me. So, with that being said, I will try to find a balance between the two:

1) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
This is probably the craziest, most vividly unbelievable book in the world. If you can't get into the book, at least watch the movie, as they did an amazing job on it. It is out of this world (like, literally).
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

2) Modelland - Tyra Banks
For what Tyra lacks in decent writing skills, she makes up for in imagery, even when it doesn't make a damn bit of sense. I don't blame you if you can't get through this book, but Ms. Tyra has one vivid imagination!
Modelland (Modelland, #1)

3) The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
This book has an amazing setting, with each Fey territory having different descriptions, sometimes I just took a moment to stop reading, close my eyes, and just try to picture it. The ice, the gardens, the iron, all the areas in the books seemed amazing.
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)

4) The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
It may have helped that I have seen quite a few movies from this time period, however the imagery and scenery in this book is very vivid, I even got chills during some of the descriptions of Germany while reading this novel.
The Book Thief

5) Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol
How can you not think the world created for this book is vivid? It is amazingly so. I wasn't a huge fan of this book, because it makes absolutely no sense at all, but the world it is set in is very, very vivid.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

6) I was going to try and leave this out, because I guarantee it will be on almost everyone's list, but it's not fair to Ms. Rowling not to acknowledge her amazingness.

Everything Harry Potter is amazingly vivid. I can easily be absorbed into this world of magic.

7) Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
For a book I didn't enjoy, again, the setting is beautifully described. My wanderlust can most likely be attributed to reading this novel.
Eat, Pray, Love

8) Animal Farm - George Orwell
Maybe it's because I have had to read it for school twice, and we analyzed it to death, but I can always vividly picture this world of talking farm animals taking over.
Animal Farm

I can't think of anymore! I tried to be somewhat creative and try to use some that maybe not everyone would have thought of right away, but I guess I will have to hop around and check out other people's. I'm sure I will see tons that I agree with.


  1. Great list! The Book Thief is one of my all time favourite books. I'm curious about Modelland, it sounds craptastic.

    1. It really wasn't a great book, I won't recommend you read it, haha, but it does fit this category!

  2. Animal Farm is a good one! I also agree with you about Eat Pray Love.

    1. Thanks! I tried to be a little creative when choosing :D

  3. Wonderful list! Harry Potter seems to be a favourite of all!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  4. Yes yes yes to the Book Thief. It's one of those books that has stayed with me since I read it several years ago. One I'm not likely to forget. So glad to see it on your list too!

    Thank you for your comment on our blog! :)

  5. Great list. I had a hard time coming with 10. I only got 8 but I completely forgot HP.

  6. Ha, I love your list. I have to admit to being an ANTM addict for years, although I haven't read Tyra's book. And yes, any book that can make me SOB as much as The Book Thief is definitely vivid.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  7. Modelland being on the list made me laugh out loud.

    1. Did you read it? It was pretty bad, but I have to stick by the fact it still belongs on this list!