Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I Wouldn’t Want To Live In/Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In.” There are some fantastic literary worlds that I love exploring…on the page. If given the choice, I would not want to be a part of any of these worlds. I like my zombies/evil fae/vampires tucked nicely between the pages of books, thank you very much. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – I don’t think I have what it takes to survive the fairy world if I’m being honest.

2. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi – While I once wrote I wouldn’t mind visiting Alaka, I would not want to live there. Too many dangerous characters.

3. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman – Not super eager to be a part of a world with demons running around.

4. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – This world is amazing, but I would not like to be a part of a world with so much seismic activity…among other things.

5. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Don’t sign me up to be transported to a world where vampires are present. I’m pretty sure I’d be picked off first.

6. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Love the idea of being part of a team that hunts serial killers on paper, not so much in reality.

7. Sanctum by Sarah Fine – Please, may I never have to visit Hell to rescue anyone.

8. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Although I have entertained the idea of visiting White London, I really don’t think I stand a chance against the Dane Twins.

9. And I Darken by Kiersten White – I love Lada, but I do not trust Lada.

10. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland – Zombies being a constant threat? Not a world I’d like to live in. I also have no fighting skills.

Would you take a chance in any of these worlds? Which bookish world would you rather avoid? Be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.

64 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds I Wouldn’t Want To Live In/Visit

  1. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’d be a TOTAL wimp in half the books I read (the other half is probably all contemporaries!). There are just too many creepy scenarios and ‘games’ going on in most of the dystopian or fantasy worlds.

    Someday I still have to read Jennifer’s series – they sound fun even if the team will have to hunt some crazies!

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  2. I am with ya on the fairy world, I would not make it. A world with demons everywhere, not so much either. These are some pretty great books though.

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  3. I always loved the fantasy worlds imagined in the books I read as a child, but these YA ones are so much scarier. Zombies, demons, and the fae are all “NOs” for me too.

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  4. I’m laughing over here. Why do you think you would be picked off so fast? I always pictured you as kind of a kick ass woman! 😀

    I wouldn’t want to live in the world of Northanger Abbey. So much focus on dresses, dancing, and who knows whom. Blech.

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    1. That might be the best compliment anyone has ever given me. I do not think I have the physical endurance to survive. The only way I would get away is by tripping everyone around me.

      It would be physically impossible for me not to roll my eyes at least a dozen times a day if I was stuck in a Jane Austen novel.


  5. I haven’t read it, but Dread Nation seems like it would be a terrible place to live in. I would imagine life was difficult enough during the Civil War era, but add in zombies? No, thank you!

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  6. i only read two of the books u listed (a darker shade of magic & and i darken) and i would also really NOT want to visit those worlds…………
    god i really want to read the fifth season, it’s been on my tbr for ages!!!

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  7. I would fail so miserably in the fairy world. I can be clever and think carefully *sometimes*…. but only if I have weeks to think about things–I can’t think of the spot at all, so that’s a fantastic choice for this list! I agree with the Londons as well, I don’t think I’d last. I haven’t read all of these but I don’t think I’d want to visit any of them, either! Great list!

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