Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: On the Map

This week, our Top Ten Tuesday prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl Is "Books with Geographical Terms in the Title."


I decided to go with titles that use words for geographical features you might find on a map.  Here's what I came up with:

(All photos are mine from my Instagram)

Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery (G) -- Anne Shirley finally, finally, FINALLY realizes what a gem Gilbert Blythe is.

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright (G) -- Two cousins discover an abandoned town with two people still living in it

In the Glorious Fields by Emily Hayse (PG) -- Old and new enemies rise up against the forces of good trying to tame the Western Territory in this third and final book in the magical Old West series that retells the King Arthur legends.

Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery (G) -- A neglected girl finds love, freedom, and joy when her estranged father takes her to Prince Edward Island for the summer.


The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler (PG-13) -- Cynical private detective Philip Marlowe solves a murder in a small resort town.

Land of Hills and Valleys by Elisabeth Grace Foley (PG) -- A young woman fights to keep and defend the ranch she has inherited.


My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (G) -- A boy lives off the land in the wilderness for a year, alone, just for fun.

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (PG-13) -- A sick boy, his sister, and his father go on a journey with a mystically magical ending.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (PG) -- A boy, some treasure seekers, and some pirates all try to find buried treasure.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (G) -- A multi-racial Harlem family of creative, irrepressible kids tries to convince their curmudgeonly landlord not to evict their family.


Spot any favorites?  How did you interpret this week's TTT prompt?

17 comments:

  1. Great list with so many interesting titles. And nice pictures too.
    Here is my TTT: https://herseriallife.com/top-10-books-with-geographical-terms-in-title/
    Have a great week 😀

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    1. Thanks, Rae! I hope you have a good week too :-)

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  2. Great picks for this week's topic!

    Here's a link to my Top Ten Tuesday list!

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    1. Thanks, Lectrice! I will check yours out post-haste :-)

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  3. Great list! I have only read Treasure Island, but am planning soon to read something by Chandler, as I like classic mysteries.
    Here is my list: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/09/13/top-ten-books-with-geographical-terms-in-the-title/

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    1. Thanks, Emma! I'm excited you're going to try Raymond Chandler! He's my absolute favorite author <3

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  4. Why didn't I think of Peace Like a River? It is one of my favorite books. Love your list.

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    1. Anne, so glad you like Peace Like a River too! Fascinating book :-)

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  5. Other than Anne of the Island, I don't think I've read any of the books you've listed here.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/books-with-home-terms-in-the-title/

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  6. I went for a different topic this week because I just couldn't think of enough titles for the original topic!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/top-ten-tuesday-385/

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    1. HeartlandX, I will check out your list and see how you spun it :-)

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  7. What a fun take on the topic! I really enjoyed Gone Away Lake when I was a kid. I recently read it with my children and they liked it too! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Poinsettia! Gone-Away Lake was a huge favorite for me when I was a tween, and I loved reading it aloud to my kids too! We match!

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  8. Lots of interesting choices here!

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  9. I don't think I've read the Anne books... but someday I would like too. They're classic and charming stories featuring great characters. :)

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    1. Rissi, you have some sweet, cozy, heart-warming times ahead whenever you get around to reading the Anne books :-)

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