I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon with the Top 5 weekly feature over on The Bionic Book Worm! I’ve been seriously missing my Top 10s from Broke & Bookish, so this should tide me over for a while… who knows! Maybe I’ll stick around! 😉
This week’s topic is:
“Top 5 Book Worlds I Want to Live In”
At first glance, this is easy. Then you realize things like: OBVIOUSLY I DON’T WANT TO LIVE IN PANEM THAT IS A TERRIBLE IDEA.
So after much logical thinking, I’ve ruled out ALL the dystopias… and here goes.
Song of the Lioness, The Immortals, Protector of the Small, Daughter of the Lioness, & Provost’s Dog by Tamora Pierce
Tortall and the Carthaki Empire were my second home growing up. I would love to see the Cooper Isles and the Emerald Ocean and all of it. I would even settle for a movie or television series. ARE YOU LISTENING NETFLIX?! HBO?! SOMEONE TAKE MY MONEY.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
A virtual reality land is close to tangible anyway, these days, but I love the layout of OASIS. It’s like an MMORPG but references so much of my childhood, be still my beating heart. <3
Le Cirque des Rêves
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Although The Night Circus is based in our own world, it’s an alternate version where there are wishing trees and ice gardens and generally ANYONE can learn magic with the right teacher. Yes, please.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
While not technically a magical land, once again it’s written to be a secret, inaccessible part of our universe. And, like every bookworm since 1997, I would like to go there. I want to see the moving staircases and the giant squid (maybe…) and the Forbidden Forest and WHERE IS MY OWL DAMMIT.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Wonderland is a world completely made from the chaotic imagination of a little girl. There are no whys, no wherefores… no ups or downs. It is filled with impossible things. I wouldn’t terribly mind to join Haigha and Hatter for tea. And I’m pretty sure I could outfox the Red Queen.