It’s Top Ten Tuesday time again, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic: Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In (in 60 seconds or less).
- The Wizarding World – Harry Potter. I’m sure this is an unpopular choice. But while I love the world that J. K. Rowling has created, and as much as I’d love to be a wizard, I don’t think I’d enjoy it as much if I actually lived there.
- The Capitol – Hunger Games. Yeah, no. All that lavishness would be lost on me.
- The Republic of Gilead – The Handmaid’s Tale. I’d definitely be a handmaid. Or someone sent to the colonies.
- 2045 – Ready Player One. I didn’t get a chance to see the movie, but from what I remember from the book, I can’t imagine living in stacked trailers and existing only on the internet (to be fair, I do have a life outside the internet now. There was a point in my life that I didn’t).
- The world from Warcross. Oh, I loved this book so much and can’t wait for the next installment. However, my first-person-shooter skills are severely lacking, so I’d suck it up in this world.
- The world from The Arc of a Scythe. The idea of living indefinitely with no real purpose? No thank you. Even the jobs people have are meaningless. Unless you’re a scythe. Maybe I’d be good at being a scythe. Then living in this world wouldn’t be so bad.
- Robledo – Parable of the Sower. I definitely don’t want to live in a world where water is so scarce that people fight over it. I recognize that there are places in the actual world where this is the case.
- Post Civil War – Dread Nation. I mean, while killing zombie Confederates might sound satisfying, I’d really just be enslaved in a different way, so hard pass.
- Orléans – The Belles. This was another great book – commentary on beauty standards. See response for The Capitol.
- Vallhalla – Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Sitting around idle isn’t one of my strong suits. I mean, yes, they’re all working toward preparing for Ragnarok, but because they never know when that day is going to come, I can’t imagine it’s an easy wait.
What fictional worlds would you live in (or avoid)?