5 book places I’d love to live in… and 5 I’d stay away from.

Hey guys! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s theme is a TTT rewind. (Pick a previous topic that you missed or would like to re-do/update.)

Today I will be sharing five places from the worlds of my books that I would love to live in… and another five that I definitely don’t want to live in.

Let’s start with the ones I like:

  1. Mount Pelion – The Song Of Achilles
    This beautiful mountain sounds like the perfect place to get away to. There is a cave made of pale rose quartz, the walls are hung with strange bronze implements, meant for surgery, instruments hang in one corner, lyres and flutes, and next to them tools and cooking pots. The cave’s ceiling has lines and specks of dye shaping the constellations and the movements of the heavens. Just a short walk from the cave is a cool river for swimming in. There is plenty of game and berries and fruits for food, and clean water for drinking. Everything is hidden away from other people and just sounds very peaceful.
  2. Hogwarts – Harry Potter
    I think it’s probably pretty clear why I’d choose this one for my list, but just in case let me tell you why. I can just imagine spending hours wandering Hogwarts’s halls, meeting the friendly ghosts looking for clues to the newest mystery. Hogwarts is such a magical and amazing place and honestly, I’d love to be there for just one day if I could. From classes to quidditch to hanging out with my friends I’m quite certain I’d have a blast at this school. I have to say however, that I would definitely miss my parents.
  3. The winter palace – The Prison Healer
    Who wouldn’t want to go to a big palace in the middle of the winter? I just know that I would spend countless hours exploring this palace. The inside and the surrounding property. I would love practicing my fighting skills with Jaren, Kiva and Caldon. The balls, the mysteries and everything makes me so intrigued by this place.
  4. The Shire – The Lord Of The Rings
    The shire is such a happy place full of festivals parties and the friendly hobbits. The shire is also very beautiful. The fields and forest surrounding the cute little cottages make this place the perfect fairytale home. I would love to spend some time here. Especially if my friends and family were tagging along.
  5. The spring court – A Court of Thorns and Roses
    The Spring Court is a land of rolling green hills, lush forests, and clear, bottomless lakes.  The grounds are encased by woods that stretched so far one can barely see the distant line of the forest. Magic didn’t just abound in the bumps and the hollows – it grew there. To be in a place this magical and beautiful, and with Lucien, Feyre and Tamlin? I’d love it here. Pus the beauty of this place is incredible. Not only outside but the manor as well. The manor is veiled in roses and ivy, with patios, balconies, and staircases sprouting from its alabaster sides. Inside, it is even more opulent. Black-and-white chequered marble floor shone, flowing to countless doors and a sweeping staircase. A long hall stretched ahead to the giant glass doors at the other end of the house, and through them is a second garden, grander than the one out front. I know I’d always be exploring, and I’d spend countless hours in the library.

And now, for the places I would really not like to visit:

  1. Zalindov – The Prison Healer
    I would not want to be stuck in this prison. The even worse than usual conditions, the horrible prisoners and guards, and no chance of escape? No thank you. I can already imagine the anxiety and claustrophobia I would feel here. Plus, no hot showers!! No way. I’d be staying far away from this place.
  2. Ketterdam – Six of Crows
    Honestly, this place may not be too bad, but with all the gang’s sickness and death in this area it definitely doesn’t give me warm vibes. I would be literally terrified everywhere I went. And I’d really not like to end up in one of those gangs somehow. Basically, I’ll be staying out of this city.
  3. Literally anywhere in Scythe
    I would really rather not live my life not knowing if I was going to be chosen for gleaning and gleaned while I was just peacefully enjoying my day. Not that I would actually be able to enjoy my day, because I’d be so overwhelmed by fear. I would also be afraid that someone else in my family would be gleaned, or one of my friends. And what if I was chosen to be a Scythe’s apprentice!? No thank you, this world would be too much for me.
  4. Panem – The Hunger Games
    Panem is a sovereign nuclear state and democratic constitutional republic that was established sometime after a series of ecological disasters and a global conflict brought about the collapse of modern civilization.” Sounds like a nice place am I right? No. You can count me out. The whole reaping system and the fact that they even have the games is just crazy. And then there’s how badly most of the districts are treated, and how well others are. And of course, there’s the capital… nuh-uh. I feel like I might go after Katniss has defeated Snow, but even then…
  5. Ikhara – Girls of Paper and Fire
    I feel like this place just has a really messed up government. Like the whole thing with the king and his “girls” just… 🤮 And in that reality if I was going to the palace, it would only be for one of two reasons… 1. I was going to be killed, or, 2. I was going to be another one of his “girls”
    No freaking thank you.

* No hate to any of these books! I actually love them all, and you should definitely read them!

Hope you enjoyed this post! What are some book places you want to go too? What are some you want to stay away from?

Have a great day and happy reading!

5 responses to “5 book places I’d love to live in… and 5 I’d stay away from.”

  1. The Shire would be the perfect place for a quiet, happy life.

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  2. I honestly wouldn’t want to be in any of these worlds, but specifically the Hunger Games one!

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  3. Great topic!! I think the Hunger Games would be one of the scariest!

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  4. I would avoid Panem with my life, lol. I would not survive a Hunger Games. I would be the first one out.

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  5. This is a cool idea for a book list! I would love to live in a magical castle. There’s no way I’d survive The Hunger Games. I should avoid that world.

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