A quiet countryside
A seaside getaway
A hike through the mountains
A trip to the Natural History Museum
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Strong Sense of Place: Powerfully depicted locales -- real or imaginary -- in these books come alive for readers and give them a good sense of the buildings, people, and ways of life that make a place unique.
Thought Provoking: More than just telling a story, these books take on big ideas – anything from philosophical quandaries to time paradoxes – and in doing so stimulate continued interest or thought in the reader.
Atmospheric: These books evoke the story's setting, whether it's a gothic mansion or a small Midwestern town.
Heartwarming: These uplifting stories ultimately leave readers feeling emotionally satisfied.
Dramatic: These cinematic books feature exciting and larger-than-life stories, depicting anything from historical events to space warfare.
Gone with the Wind
Murder on the Orient Express
The Wizard of Oz
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Anne Frank - A Diary of a Young Girl
A character that comes to understand themselves and their relationships with others
One that I can follow their personal life throughout the story
The characters are not as important as the setting and what is happening
I like to be able to tell who the good guy/gal is and they should generally win
A character that is realistic and fits within the story
Justice that comes from a crime taking place
Moral, Ethical, & Philosophical topics
The realization and affirmation of self and humanity
The ultimate victory
Specific events and times