Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ten Bookish Worlds/Settings I'd Never Want to Live In

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl involves Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In. Since I did a similar post a while back about Bookish Settings I'd Love to Visit, this time I'm going with Worlds That I Would Never Want to Live In. I'm using both real places (but as they are described in the book) as well as fantasy worlds for this one.


1) Panem - The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

2) Tanakuatua - Web by John Wyndham
It's an island of spiders that learn how to work together like ants. Enough said.

3) England - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

4) Menzoberranzan - Drizzt Do'Urden books (Forgotten Realms) by R.A. Salvatore

5) The Boat - Life of Pi by Yann Martel


6) Glen Ellyn, Illinois - The Girl Who Owned a City by O. T. Nelson
Since everyone above the age of 12 is dead, I would be, well, not having much luck.

7) Forks, Washington - Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

8) Jurassic Park - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

9) Middle Earth - Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
A place where Shelob exists is somewhere I don't want to be.

10) Terrasen - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Honourable Mentions:
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- 1984 by George Orwell
- New York in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

10 comments:

  1. OMG! Jurassic park, that was a pretty stupid idea to even create it but then they went back for more and more. Some people never learn!
    Great list!

    My TTT: https://fantasyraiders.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/top-ten-tuesday-my-favorite-world-builders/#more-8428

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  2. Agreed on Menzoberranzan. I'd wind up dead within a day. Hahaha. Icewind Dale, on the other hand, I'd try that. :)

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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  3. I would never want to visit Panem either!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/top-ten-tuesday-161/

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    1. No the happiest environment, that's for sure.

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  4. I agree with most of your list, but I would be gone in a heartbeat to Jurassic Park or Middle Earth! Dino-loving Hobbit girl right here :)

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    1. As much as I'd love some areas of Middle Earth, other parts scare the heck out of me.

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  5. I'd like to think I'd be really bad-ass and win the Hunger Games but.. I'm the type of person who gets picked last for sports so Panem doesn't sound like a good idea to me either.

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    1. I think I might make it as a trained assassin or spy in a fantasy novel...but am certain I would fail in situations like The Hunger Games (except maybe with knowing what plants and herbs to eat).

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