Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10… Bookish Worlds to Live/Not Live In

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:

Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

With my love of the fantasy genre I just had to share with you five fantasy bookish worlds I would love to live in and five I would not like to live in!

I’d want to live in:

  1. The Wizarding World – I would have absolutely loved to have got my Hogwarts letter, so I could have joined Harry and his friends in J K Rowling’s magical world.
  2. Narnia – Likewise, as a child, I kept crawling to the back of wardrobes hoping to find my way into C S Lewis’ land of magic and talking animals, but sadly to no avail.
  3. Neverland – Who wouldn’t like to fly away with Peter Pan for adventures with Tinker Bell, the lost boys, pirates, mermaids, Indians and a ticking crocodile on a stunning island?!
  4. Middle-Earth – When reading Tolkien’s The Hobbit I want nothing more than to join the merry half-elves of Rivendell, as they sing and dance, and swim in the streams and pools of their secret valley.
  5. Discworld – It might be a bit of a crazy ride in Terry Pratchett’s magic, weird and fantastical world but it would never be dull!

I’d never want to live In:

  1. Panem – The brutal world of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, where a totalitarian government forces children to fight each other to death for entertainment, sounds like no place for me.
  2. Westeros – There are some truly awe-inspiring places in George R R Martin’s epic creation, but I just don’t think I’d survive five seconds in this cut-throat world of politics, intrigue, war and murder!
  3. All-World – As much I loved travelling with Roland and his Ka-tet through Stephen King’s warped and dangerously fractious world, as above, I don’t think I could survive it!
  4. Middle-Earth – While I love Rivendell in The Hobbit later in The Lord of the Rings this beautiful place is threatened by an immortal dark lord, a traitorous wizard and their armies of merciless orcs.
  5. Wonderland – Finally, I think Lewis Carroll’s twisted, surreal world, which Alice finds through the rabbit hole, would send me as crazy as the Mad Hatter himself!

What do you think of my choices? What bookish worlds would you want to/never want to live In? Also, please leave a link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10… Bookish Worlds to Live/Not Live In

  1. This week’s topic was perfect for you with your love of fantasy! I like the fact that you’ve included Middle-Earth on both lists. And yes, I think having to live in Wonderland would quickly send us all crazy!

    1. Helen, Tolkien’s epic Middle-Earth definitely warrants going on both lists and yes, I couldn’t manage more than a short trip to the trippy Wonderland. 😀

    1. Hello Katie, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face 🙂 I love idea to make your list specifically about homes. I would absolutely love to live in the Burrow with the Weasleys – I look forward to seeing what else is on your list. 😀

  2. I love how you included both places you would like to live and ones you wouldn’t. I also really feel that Middle Earth belongs on both (I have a past list where I said I wanted to visit Rivendell, but my current one says no to Middle Earth). There are a lot of cool fantasy settings that I think would be great in one aspect but absolutely horrifying from another!

    1. Hello Shayna, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face 🙂 I also totally agree that there are definitely some cool aspects and some absolutely terrifying aspects of Middle-Earth and other fantasy worlds. 😀

    1. Hello Astilbe Reviews, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always nice to hear from a new face 🙂 I am glad you like my Neverland choice and that you’ve not seen it on other people’s list. Also thank you for linking in – I look forward to seeing what’s on your list.

    1. Hello Hannah, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face, especially a Narnia fan 😀 Also thank you for linking in – I look forward to seeing what’s on your list 🙂

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