Listmania Monday: Books with Maps

One of my favorite design features in any book is a map of the world those characters live in. I think it's really cool to have that extra visual aspect to help me really immerse in a fictional world. I don't know about you, but when I discover a book has a map, I absolutely scour that bad boy until I know all the features. Even then, I like to flip back and forth between the story and the map so I can see where the characters are and where they're going. It's gotten to the point that reading with one finger marking the map has become naturally comfortable for my hands, and I even emulate that position when I'm reading a book that doesn't have a map. Also, it's one reason I still prefer physical books to ebooks (because I don't like flipping pages in an ebook; it's so awkward. And the graphics don't look great digitally).

Thanks to the popularity and power of bookstagram, bookish maps are having their very best day ever. #mapmonday is one of the biggest features bookstagrammers take part in, and it's not an uncommon sight for one's IG feed to be completely consumed by posts about book maps on Monday and some of Tuesday. So to help out all you current or aspiring bookstagrammers, I have compiled a list of all the books I can think of with maps. Because it can be hard to find inspiration, I'm including non-YA books as well.

Abhorsen series - Garth Nix
Ace of Shades - Amanda Foody
Across the Universe - Beth Revis (dust jacket of ACU only)
Alias Hook - Lisa Jensen
And I Darken series - Kiersten White
Ash Princess series - Laura Sebastian

The Belgariad series - David Eddings
The Belles series - Dhonielle Clayton (pink & purple/blue)
The Bettencourt Affair - Tom Sancton
The Bird and the Blade - Megan Bannen
The Bone Season series - Samantha Shannon
The Bone Witch series - Rin Chupeco
The Books of Bayern - Shannon Hale
Brighid's Quest - P.C. Cast
Boomtown - Nowen N. Particular
The Brilliant Death - Amy Rose Capetta
Burning Glass - Kathryn Purdie

The Caller - Juliet Marillier
Caraval series - Stephanie Garber
└different maps in each book
Carry On - Rainbow Rowell
Carve the Mark - Veronica Roth
Changeling - Philippa Gregory
Chaos Walking series - Patrick Ness
Children of Blood & Bone (Legacy of Orisha series) - Tomi Adeyemi (it's blue!)
The Chronicles of Ixia (Poison Study series) - Maria V. Snyder
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
City of a Thousand Dolls - Miriam Forster
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare (10 year anniversary)
└more maps of the series locations can be found in various editions
The City of Brass - S.A. Chakraborty
A Court of Thorns & Roses series - Sarah J. Maas
Crossed - Ally Condie
A Crown for Cold Silver - Alex Marshall
Crown of Feathers - Nicki Pau Preto
Cursebreakers series (A Curse So Dark & Lonely) - Brigid Kemmerer

A Dance of Cloaks - David Dalglish
The Dark Tower - Stephen King
Daughter of the Pirate King - Tricia Levenseller
Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy - Laini Taylor (not in book one)
Deep Blue - Jennifer Donnelly
Demon Cycle series - Peter V. Brett
Descendant of the Crane - Joan He
Discworld series - Terry Pratchett
Duncan Kincaid & Gemma Jones series - Deborah Crombie
└different maps in multiple books. Info here.
Dune - Frank Herbert

Earthsea Cycle - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Elementals series - Jennifer Kelly
An Ember in the Ashes quartet - Sabaa Tahir
└two maps in each book, different maps in each book
Empress of a Thousand Skies - Rhoda Belleza
The Eternal Sky series - Elizabeth Bear
Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill
Exquisite Captive - Heather Demetrios

Falling Kingdoms series - Morgan Rhodes
The Farseer Trilogy - Robin Hobb
The Folk of the Air series (The Cruel Prince) - Holly Black
Four Dead Queens - Astrid Scholte
Four Legendary Kingdoms - Matthew Reilly
Frostblood - Elly Blake (UK version)
Furyborn - Claire Legrand

The Gentleman Bastard series - Scott Lynch
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice & Virtue series - Mackenzi Lee
└different maps in each book
The Girl From Everywhere - Heidi Heilig
Girls Made of Snow and Glass - Melissa Barshadoust
Girls of Paper and Fire - Natasha Ngan
Glass Alliance series (Dark of the West) - Joanna Hathaway
Gold Seer trilogy - Rae Carson
Graceling series - Kristin Cashore
Grisha series - Leigh Bardugo
└Shadow & Bone trilogy (different maps in each)
└Six of Crows duology (different maps in both)
└The Language of Thorns
└King of Scars duology
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling (UK versions)
Healer tilogy - Maria V. Snyder
Heart of Thorns - Bree Barton
The Heroes of Olympus - Rick Riordan
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel - A.W. Jantha (2 maps)
Hungry Hearts - Elsie Chapman
Hunting Prince Dracula - Kerri Maniscalco
Huntress - Malinda Lo

I See London, I See France - Sarah Mlynowski
Ice Wolves - Amie Kaufman
The Illuminae Files - Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Inheritance Cycle - Christopher Paolini
Inkworld - Cornelia Funke
Into the Crooked Place - Alexandra Christo
It - Stephen King

Jane Unlimited - Kristin Cashore
The Jewel - Amy Ewing
Jurassic Park: The Lost World - Michael Crichton

King of Scars - Leigh Bardugo
The Kingkiller Chronicles - Patrick Rothfuss

The Lady Rogue - Jenn Bennett
The Language of Scars - Leigh Bardugo
The Last Magician - Lisa Maxwell
The Last True Love Story - Brendan Kieley (NOT SFF!)
Legend trilogy - Marie Lu
The Licanius trilogy - James Islington
LIFEL1K3 - Jay Kristoff
Liveship Traders - Robin Hobb
The Looking Glass Wars - Frank Beddor
The Lord of the Rings trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien (basically any Tolkien will have a map)
The Lumatere Chronicles - Melina Marchetta

The Magicians series - Lev Grossman
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy - Tad Williams
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
Monument 14 series - Emmy Laybourne

The Near Witch - Victoria Schwab
The Nethergrim series - Matthew Jobin
The Nevernight Chronicles - Jay Kristoff
The Night Diary - Veera Hiranandani

Of Fire and Stars - Audrey Coulthurst
Orphan Queen duology - Jodi Meadows

The Passage series - Justin Cronin
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
The Poppy War - R.F. Kuang
The Princess Bride - William Goldman

Queen of Ruin - Tracy Banghart
The Queens of Renthia series - Sarah Beth Durst
The Queen's Rising - Rebecca Ross

The Ravenspire series (The Shadow Queen) - C.J. Redwine (red, blue, purple, and teal!)
The Reader series - Traci Chee
The Red Queen series - Victoria Aveyard
Red Rising series - Pierce Brown
Red Skies Falling - Alex London
Reign the Earth - A.C. Gaughen
The Remnant Chronicles trilogy - Mary E. Pearson
Rime Chronicles (Onyx & Ivory) - Mindee Arnett
The Rithmatist series - Brandon Sanderson
Roar - Cora Carmack
Rosemarked series - Livia Blackburne
Royal Bastards - Andrew Shvarts
Royal Wedding Disaster - Meg Cabot (also not sff!)

Sanctum - Sarah Fine
The School for Good and Evil - Soman Chainani
Seeker - Arwen Elys Dayton
The Seven Realms - Cinda Williams Chima
Shades of Magic - V.E. Schwab
Shadow and Bone trilogy - Leigh Bardugo
└different maps in each book
Shadow of the Fox series - Julie Kagawa
The Silk Map - Chris Willrich
The Sin-Eater's Daughter - Melissa Salisbury
Six of Crows duology - Leigh Bardugo
└different maps in both books
Skin - Ilke Tampke
Skyward - Brandon Sanderson
Smiler's Fair - Rebecca Levene
The Smoke Thieves series - Sally Green
Snow Like Ashes series - Sara Raasch
A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin
Song of the Current - Sarah Tolcser
Song of the Lioness series - Tamora Pierce
Soul of Stars - Ashley Poston
Spellbound - Blake Charlton
Spin the Dawn - Elizabeth Lim
Spindle Fire - Lexa Hillyer
Stain - A.G. Howard
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Storm Crow - Kalyn Josephson
Storm Siren series - Mary Weber
State of Sorrow series - Melinda Salisbury
Strange Fire - Tommy Wallach
The Sun is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon (B&N Exclusive Collector's Edition)
System Divine series (Sky Wihtout Stars) - Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

Tales from Ivy Hill - Julia Klassen
Thick as Thieves - Megan Whalen Turner
Throne of Glass series - Sarah J. Maas
└Tower of Dawn - Sarah J. Maas
These Shallow Graves - Jennifer Donnelly
Three Dark Crowns series - Kendare Blake
The Tiger's Daughter - K. Arsenault Rivera
Tiger's Voyage - Colleen Houck
Timekeeper - Tara Sim
Traitor to the Throne - Alwyn Hamilton
Traitor's Kiss - Erin Beaty
Tyme series - Megan Morrison
└different maps in each book

Under the Dome - Stephen King

Wake of Vultures - Lila Bowen
Warriors - Erin Hunter
We Hunt the Flame - Hafsah Faizal
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart (a THIRD non-sff?? madness!)
The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
Wicked Saints - Emily A. Duncan
Wilder Girls (Target edition) - Rory Power
Wildwood Chronicles - Colin Meloy
The Wicked Years series - Gregory Maguire
The Winner's Trilogy - Marie Rutkoski
Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
Winterspell - Claire Legrand
The Witch Hunter duology - Virginia Boecker
└two different maps
The Witchlands series - Susan Dennard
The Wrath and the Dawn duology - Renee Ahdieh

The Young Elites trilogy - Marie Lu

What's your favorite book map? Did I leave any off the list? Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. This is such an amazing and comprehensive list, I’m so happy that Warriors is on there - I read that series a long time ago and that’s my first mapped book I’ve read. I love books that come with a map(s). My favorite map is probably the Ravenspire purple one! 💜