Hello and welcome to the tenth episode of UpvoteYA! Today we chat a little bit about worldbuilding. What is it? Why do you need it? Is it just for genre writers?
The answer may (or may not) surprise you.
(Spoiler: It’s not just for genre writers!)
What follows is a list of all the books we talked about today, some of which you probably have heard of. If you want homework for what to read to brush up on your worldbuilding, start here.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green
The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner
Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat (NOT YA!!!)
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard
WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin
THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE by Heidi Heilig
MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera
WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
A WORLD WITHOUT YOU by Beth Revis