12 literary periodic tables of elements

We maintain this blog by recommending products on the web. If you buy an item by following the links in this post, we may get a small share of the revenue.

Best literary periodic tables of elements

Periodic tables of elements are an exciting way to explore different topics. Below you’ll find the tables about books and literature.

You’ve probably seen them already: periodic tables of meat, workout, Apple innovations, creative thinking, you name it.

The structure and of the original periodic table of elements, published in 1869 by Dmitri Mendeleev turns out to be a perfect way to clearly organize complex topics.

The periodic table, when applied to something different than chemical elements, is also an exciting way to explore the worlds we already know.

There is a surprisingly large number of periodic tables that relate to literature, writing, or particular books, naming only The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, or A Game of Thrones.

The pictures link to the highest-resolution image available on the web. Click on credit links to find out more about the charts and their authors.

Are we missing any of the periodic tables of elements that list all things bookish? Make sure to leave a hint in the comments below. Thanks!

50 best literary gifts for a modern-day book lover

Read also 50 best literary gifts for a modern-day book lover

Top article

This updated list of the best literary gifts for book lovers includes home decor, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and e-reader covers.

12 literary periodic tables of elements

1. A periodic table of storytelling

Periodic-table-of-storytelling-infographic

This brilliant chart was designed by James R. Harris. On deviantART you can buy it as an art print (framed or unframed), a photo, or printed on a mouse pad.

On the artist website you can find an amazing interactive version. Each element links to a relevant page on TV Tropes, a catalog of tricks for writing fiction.

⇢ Credits and more info

2. A periodic table of story elements

Periodic table of story elements

This simple chart lists most important elements of a good story. It was designed by Barbara Kloss, YA fantasy writer, the author of Pandoran series.

⇢ Credits and more info

3. A periodic table of world literature

Periodic table of world literature

In the chart by Teacher’s Brunch more than 100 authors from around the world are listed chronologically, by genre and home country. The poster is available for sale on Amazon, measuring 24 x 40 inches, laminated.

⇢ Credits and more info

4. A periodic table of American prose

Periodic table of American prose

Another chart from Teacher’s Brunch. On Amazon you can also find a periodic table of American poets.

⇢ Credits and more info

5. A periodic table of the elements of a literary life

Periodic table of the elements of a literary life

A creative way to apply chemistry to literature. Designed in 2008 by Louis Phillips for Rattle Magazine #29, it’s a tribute to visual poetry.

⇢ Credits and more info

6. A periodic table of the Hunger Games characters

Periodic table of the Hunger Games characters

The Hunger Games fandom at its best. The chart by Risa Rodil lists most important characters in Suzanne Collins’ series.

⇢ Credits and more info

7. A periodic table of Panem

Periodic table of Panem

A bit different approach to The Hunger Games. Characters from different districts are listed, together with info, who is still alive.

Designed by Jess Panza and available on Etsy as an A3 print.

⇢ Credits and more info

8. A periodic table of Harry Potter

Periodic table of Harry Potter

The author of this guide to Harry Potter magic is unknown. It popped up a year ago on Reddit.

9. A periodic table of thrones

Periodic table of thrones

Sold on Etsy by The Geekerie the visual lists “the treacherous and the fallen of the lands of Westeros”.

The chart was designed by South Carolina artist Christian Petersen.

⇢ Credits and more info

10. A periodic table of Middle-earth

Periodic table of Middle-earth

The poster was created by Emil Johansson of LotrProject, and includes important characters from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

It’s available for sale on Legendarium as 17×22-inch poster.

⇢ Credits and more info

11. A periodic table of fictional elements

The periodic table of fictional elements #books #movies #games

Not being exclusively focused on books, this beautiful periodic table of elements, includes 88 fictional minerals from famous TV shows, movies, games, and pop culture in general.

Comic book and literature elements are the heaviest, and grouped on the right, in light and dark blue. Recommended minerals: Randomonium (Rd), and Narravativium (Na).

⇢ Credits and more info

12. A periodic table of literary villains

A periodic table of literary villains #infographic

A list of all the nastiest villains from literature placed on a periodic table of elements.

The bad guys are classified according to lust, greed, anger, violence, fraud, and treachery.

⇢ Credits and more info

• • •

To get more posts like this, please subscribe by RSS or email. Let’s also connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Other lists on Ebook Friendly:

Want even more? Check out all articles in this topic: Lists.

Audible audiobooks

Tips and tricks

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 - tech specs, comparisons, pics, more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 – tech specs, comparisons, reviews, and more

Everything you wanted to know about the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: launch details, tech specs, comparisons, a review round-up, and lots of pictures.

Amazon opens Black Friday Deals 2017 Store

Black Friday 2017 on Amazon – more than 50 days of deals, 100 million items ship free

Amazon reveals the store where you will be able to find deals on millions of items from almost every category.

Gift ideas

The best Amazon Fire 7 (2017 release) cases, covers, and sleeves

17 insanely colorful Amazon Fire 7 (2017) cases and sleeves

Brighten your life with the Fire 7 tablet, and brighten your Fire 7 tablet with one of these colorful cases, covers, and sleeves. They fit the 7th generation Amazon Fire 7, released in June 2017.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 2017 cases, sleeves, and accessories

15 awesome case covers for your new Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)

All-new Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) cases, sleeves, and accessories you can already get. The list is frequently updated with new items.

Best 50

Best short books for busy people

50 short books for busy people

Best short books you can read in less than three hours. Novels and novellas you can’t miss, short stories, and most interesting non-fiction books.

50 most inspirational quotes from books

50 most inspirational quotes from books

An extended list of the most inspirational book quotes of all time: J.K. Rowling, Sylvia Plath, Oscar Wilde, Neil Gaiman, John Green, among others.

Let's connect

Share a comment

If you want to discuss the topic or ask a question, please share this post on social media. Make sure to mention us!

You can also contact us directly. Find more details here.

Get free updates via email

Powered by MailChimp
You'll receive email digests on Fridays at 2pm GMT / 10am EST.