Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught…

Posted August 25, 2015 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!

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This week the topic is top ten books that would be on my syllabus if I taught… There’s so many options I could pick here but I decided to go with World Building. So here are the top ten books that would be on my syllabus if I taught world building 101:
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer : Such a great dystopian society! And by great I mean it’s horrible but great for a book. I love that you can still see hints of out world in there while still being completely different.
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani : I just recently read this one and I loved the fairy tale world in it! Imagine if you were living right next to all these fairy tale characters your whole life and didn’t know it.
Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder : This is a favourite of mine. All the series relating to this world are great. I love how normal it seems until you start seeing the magic come out.
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray : This one has a world within a world. It’s set in the Victorian era but there’s a magical world inside of this world that’s incredible.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan : Anyone who’s read this knows how cool this world is. Descendants of Greek Gods? I especially love how the author integrated the Greek myths into our world today.
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Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs : I love everything about this world. The fae and werewolves are outting themselves to try and love with humans. I wish.
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson : I love any world that has kingdoms and castles and all that fun stuff. So naturally I fell in love with this one. My favourite part is how well it’s described. It makes you want to be there.
Golden Son by Pierce Brown : Another great dystopian! Only this one takes place on Mars. I love seeing how some things from earth make their way to Mars while others don’t.
Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan : I love the sci-fi aspects in this one. We even get to go to different worlds and float around in space some. Also the pictures really help that whole visualisation thing.
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski : Another fantasy one with kingdoms and castles. Or one kingdom with smaller ones sustaining it. Either way this one has a great world that we get to see.
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15 responses to “Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught…

  1. thereadingpetal

    Oh yes, I completely agree with Cinder. Have you read Daughter of Smoke and Bone? It’s my favourite world building to date. I really want to start Red Rising. I’m assuming it’s really great since you talk about Golden Son here. 😀

  2. World-building is one topic that always gets discussed in my book club (for September we’re actually reading Red Rising, I’m looking forward to it). And Maria Snyder’s worlds are always so great, I really want to live in them – especially in the Study, Glass world.

  3. Great list. I love Saga (I just recently finished volume2!) and Gemma Doyle trilogy. I have not read a Maria V Snyder book so I am definitely going to pick this one up…thanks for having it on your list today. This week’s topic is so freaking fun! 🙂

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