Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This is my first ever Top Ten Tuesday post! I’ve been meaning to jump on the wagon for a while…better late than never. Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting.
This week’s topic was Top Ten Books With X Setting and I’ve decided to go for my Top Ten books with a castle setting (or at least featuring a castle)…because, y’know, I’m a bit obsessed with castles. Click on the images to go their Goodread pages.
1. The Enchanted Castle – E. Nesbit A rose garden, a maze and an enchanted castle…what’s not to like.
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardbrobe – C.S Lewis Two castles for the price of one! There’s the White Witch’s icy castle with ‘long pointed spires, sharp as needles’, and Cair Paravel with its four empty thrones.
3. King Arthur and his Knights at the Round Table Camelot is clearly the king of all castles!
4. The Neverending Story – Michael Ende The Ivory Tower definitely counts as a castle, right?
5. Return to Labyrinth – Jake T. Forbes I LOVE this Manga series of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The Castle beyond the Goblin City is epic!
6. Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas The protagonist Celeana thought the idea of a glass castle was ridiculous – I think it’s amazing.
7. Seraphina – Rachel Hartman The Kingdom of Goredd not only has a beautiful castle but also some pretty unique Dragons.
8. Castle of Shadows – Ellen Renner I’ve only read the first book in this series but I loved it. The Royal Castle of Quale is as grand as it sounds.
9. Beauty & the Beast I’ve had this book for years and it’s every bit as beautiful as the film.
10. The 10th Kingdom – Kathryn Wesley I love this book, it brings so many different fairy tales together set in a fantasy world and also modern day New York.
What would be in your top ten books featuring castles? Leave a comment with your TTT link!