op 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @That Artsy Reader Girl. Weekly prompts are posted on her blog each week and any blogger who want to participate can create their own list of 10, 5, 2, 1 or any combo of numbers in between in answer to that prompt. Do what works for you on your blog, and join in the listing fun!
This week’s prompt is so much fun! Top 10 Bookish Worlds I’d Want to Live In! One of the things that first drew me to reading was the ability authors had to craft worlds that felt real. For me, cracking open a book is like stepping through a doorway into worlds full of adventure. Sure, these worlds don’t have wifi or streaming apps – the amenities we’ve all come to live by – but having all the amazing fantasy things and creatures more than makes up for it to me!
10 Bookish Worlds I’d Want to Live In
- (Morrighan) The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – The kingdoms of Morrighan and Venda are both fascinating to me. I loved this book because of how pure this fantasy world was, especially in the opening book. Everything just seemed to glimmer and sparkly with magic and beauty, which totally drew me in.
- (The Banished Lands) Malice by John Gwynne – The Banished Lands are a brutal and dangerous place, for sure. They’re crawling with Draigs and Giants and other various beasts that could kill you as soon as look at you, but this world felt real and vast to me. Gwynne incorporated the political elements of this book so well that I felt well acquainted with much of it and hated to leave when I finished the series.
- (The Shire) Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien – Mostly I just want to live in the Shire. Those vast countrysides and pastoral landscapes… the friendly people, good food and great parties. It just sounds amazing. I could watch an entire movie about the Shire if Peter Jackson directed it and I wouldn’t get bored.
- (Prythian) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – I know I just read this book, but I can already tell that the magical world Sarah J Maas has created here is going to be one I’ll be fascinated by for ages to come. The various faerie kingdoms are just so intriguing. I can’t wait to learn more about them in the next books.
- (Innis Lear) The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton – Much like The Kiss of Deception, Innis Lear was another world that just seemed so pure and beautiful to me. Sure, it was horrible mismanaged, but the religious systems of earth and star worshiping cultures was so amazing to consider.
- (Westeros) A Song of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin – Another brutal and dangerous fantasy land – but it’s got Dragons and that’s more than enough reasons for me to want to live there. I’m obsessed with the show simply because they do such an amazing job bringing this world to life with its vibrant locales and cultures.
- (Hogwarts) The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling – I think this one is probably on everyone’s list, and for good reason. There’s just so much nostalgia in the Harry Potter world. I look back on my memories of the books with great fondness, as though I spent those years there with the characters. If only!
- (Weep) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – A mystical lost city full of magic, floating fortresses and blue-skinned godlings? It just sounds so amazing. And Laini Taylor’s writing really breathes an amazing amount of life into this world.
- (The Four Corners) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Alright, so the name stinks, but the world itself is amazing. Each and every time that Rothfuss reveals some new detail of the land to the readers, I find myself falling a little bit more in love with the wonder of this world.
(Avalon) The Child Thief by Brom – Part dark fantasy retelling of Peter Pan, part Arthurian Legend, the world of Avalon is the dark and dangerous version of Neverland that this book has to offer. It’s been like 5 years since the last time I read this book, and I still think of the world and its characters often. Brom offers some really vivid storytelling, and couples it with his original artwork that helped make this world feel even more real.
Did one of your favorites make it onto this list? What worlds did I miss that you love and would love to visit or live in?