If there’s one thing I love, it’s books that have maps in them. Maps of the entire world the story happens in, or just maps of the tiny part of the country where the story happens in. That just give it a little extra, and that sometimes helps me imagine things better. I think the first book I read with a map inside was Gone, by Michael Grant. Seeing that map just made me really happy.
At the moment, I am reading Runemarks, which also has a map of not only the nine realms (from the Norse mythology) but also the Island where the story happens. That made me think about all the other books with maps that I have on my shelf. I counted them, and there’s a total of eleven (or thirteen, if you count LOTR as three separate books, though they all have the same map) books with maps. Anyway, these are all the books with maps that I own: