A meme from the Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s topic: Top Ten Tuesday Freebie (Anything you want! Top Ten Favorite Paranormal Creatures! Top Ten Books Set in Paris! Top Ten Books I Wish I Never Read! etc. etc.)
I chose: Top Ten Universes That I Wish Were Bigger
I am not as good at making titles as the folks at the Broke and the Bookish but what I mean is… you know that stand alone novel, or maybe it isn’t alone, that you just are dying for more of that world or that character at the end but you know that hunger will most likely never be sated. Those books.
1. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – I want to know more about that other world, there is such limitless potential. Really though this is true of EVERYTHING Gaiman writes. Stardust especially. I haven’t actually read anything of his that you get to keep going I read American Gods but still haven’t read Anansi Boys.
2. Sunshine by Robin McKinley – I feel this way about a lot of her books but this is the one where I can most imagine the vast wealth of other material and stories.
3. Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore – There are already three books, haven’t gotten to Bitterblue yet, but in some ways they are each in their own little universe. These different regions connected but with so much potential on their own.
4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – In some ways I am glad that this did not get pulled into a series. It could have gone badly, but I want to know more. I want to know about the magic and Tsukiko’s tattoos.
5. The False Princess by Eilis O”Neal – This one is almost more that I want to see more from the author. It was a good world, not over built.
6. Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce – Okay… okay… this universe is already pretty big. Yet there are Shang warriors that we glimpses of in the short stories as well but I would love for them to get focus. Also mages…
7. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab – Interesting mythology and world creation. It has some flaws but the creation is so interesting.
8. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – This island is just a little corner of a universe. You have to imagine that the horses are not the only interesting thing in this world.
9. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo – Okay I can’t really picture that much more but can’t you totally pictured the continued adventures of Despereaux.
10. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – This world has such detail. The weaving of the myths is incredibly elegant.
I keep wanting to put books on this list that have a large universe… I just haven’t gotten around to reading it all.