Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish every week. This week's topic is:


10. Marabar Caves in A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster

9. Miss Havisham's House in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

8. The Arena in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

7. Narnia in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

6. The Fens in Waterland by Graham Swift

5. The Cupboard in Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

4.  Paris in A Moveable Feast by Earnest Hemingway

3. West Egg and glitzy parties in The Great Gatsby by  F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. Post-Apocalyptic America in The Road by Cormac McCarthy

 1. The Secret Garden in The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgsen Burnett

What settings have remained with you from your reading?


  1. YAY The Secret Garden. I love this one :-)

    What a great List!


  2. Superb list! I think Miss Havisham's house would be my number one. So haunting.

  3. Narnia is in mine too. The Road is a great choice! I love that you included The Secret Garden because it was always one of my favorites. Nice list! :)

  4. Really great list- love how you got so specific. I considered The Road too0 McCarthy does such a great job creating something so stark and horrific.

  5. oooh so many good ones. The area would be cool like on a tour haha


  6. hmm, quite a few of these I haven't read. But I remember watching the indian in the cupboard as a kid and totally crying! I haven't read the secret garden either, but love that movie (gosh, it sounds like all I do is watch movies, I promise, I actually read!)

    Here's a link to mine!

  7. I have Great Gatsby on my list too! So glad that I am not the only one!!
    here's mine :]

    xo Stephanie

  8. Awesome List!!! Secret Garden, how did I forget to include that one on my list??? I love Miss Havishams house and the cupboard from Indian in the Cupboard also!!

  9. YES! The Secret Garden!! So true. It is so very vivid and I wish I had a green thumb to re-create something like this. I've not read The Secret Garden in years! I should totally pick it up.

  10. The Secret Garden is such a good choice! I just saw the pretty, pretty edition that Target has yesterday and thought that I need to reread it sometime. It's been since middle school.

  11. I LOVE the choice of the Cupboard from THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD! Anything was possible there.

  12. The Road for sure. I focused on place I wanted to see because they were so vivid to me so that excluded The Road. But it was one of the first ones I thought of.

  13. An excellent list. Yes to Paris from Moveable Feast! Yes to Narnia! Yes to The Road's scary world. Great list.

  14. I was definitely transported to the parties so vividly described in Gatsby. Ah, Paris with Hemingway. What a terrific list!
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  15. Thank you for reminding me of the Marabar Caves and The Secret Garden! Garden was one of my old favorites, and I would not have thought of Forster, but you're right--the whole clash of cultures business in that book hinges on the caves and their atmosphere. Awesome.

  16. Great list! I have yet to get around to Forster's A Passage to India (<3 A Room with a View and The Longest Journey by him) and Hemingway in general but glad to hear that they're some vivid settings in both books!

    Am ridiculously late but thanks for dropping by my TTT last week! =)

    - Li @


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