Bookish Worlds I’d Want to and Never Want to Live In | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week.

I started this list thinking about bookish worlds i’d never want to live in, trying to gain inspiration from other posts since it’s late tuesday already (I usually have these planned out). Turns out a lot of others no-worlds, like The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, I don’t have such a problem with. Would I prefer to live in a world with cruel fae, probably bullying and threatening me? No, and it might be the “fuck everything” vibe all around me now when it’s exam season, but it would be interesting. So here’s a couple worlds I would like to live in and a couple I wouldn’t.

More bookish worlds I would love to live in

I mean, Hogwarts and the world of Harry Potter is a given. I’m a slytherin, took some time to accept that when I was like eleven, but I’ve come to embrace it.

The Graceling realm (by Kristin Cashore) is tough to live in, but I would definitely live here if I could get a grace, which is kind of a gift or magic ability, I’d even take the ability of making everything clean really quickly.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, like I already live in cold Norway, I’d take the gods and godesses as well.

The Raven Cycle world by Maggie Steifvater, like I just want the woods to be magical. They already are a bit, but you know.

Bookish worlds I would never live in

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente is kind of our world in the future, just with another universe (hopefully) with lots and lots of aliens. So many types, who all have a big music competition (it makes sense in the book, almost, it’s hilarious anyway) where humans extinction depends on proving us sentient by not coming in last place. It all depends on one song, by artists barely any has heard about. Like Eurovision, hah.

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin has a world where nazis took over. Enough reasoning, awesome book, here’s my full review.

Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen, the book takes place in the wild west, I wouldn’t last long and it doesn’t sound fun.


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