Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Ten Book Worlds I'd Like to Experience for a Day

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's post is a freebie and I chose to do Top Ten Book Worlds I'd Like to Experience for a Day.

So, I had a difficult time deciding what kind of top ten I wanted to do for my freebie.  And then I thought about all the book worlds I'd like to live in or experience.  Because let's face it, you can't get into a book if you don't understand the environment.  And then I realized that some books that I'd add to this list, I wouldn't really want to live in their world, but I'd like to experience it so I could relate.  Hence I went from "Top Ten Book Worlds I'd Want to Live In" to "Top Ten Worlds I'd Like to Experience for a Day".

1.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Notice how I had to change my original top ten from actually living in the world to just experiencing it for a day?  Yes, this book would be one of the reasons why.  I want to be on Godspeed and experience the life there.  However, I wouldn't want to be one of those mindless drones like most of the people on the ship (with my luck, I would be, but it's only for a day).
2.  Blood Red Road by Moira Young
I'm doing an awesome job picking nice, peaceful worlds, aren't I?  So what if I'm looking for a little adventure?  Again, I'd want to experience this world and the journey Saba takes to save her brother.  And did you know there will be a second book?  (Girly squeal and jumping up and down has just occurred.)
3.  Firelight by Sophie Jordan
I'll admit that I only want to enter this world because I want to be a dragon for a day.  Wings and scales, awesome!  And flying?  Oh yeah.  But I'll happily stay away from those pesky love triangles and those bonding-for-life rituals...
4.  The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Another world that I'd probably only want to experience for an hour.  I mean zombies, who doesn't want to see one?  Of course with the hopelessness of the situation and the fact that I have absolutely no survival skills, I'd probably be the zombie everyone would be staring it (or killing if you have some sort of survival skills).
5.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Again, a world I'd only want to be in for a little bit.  And I'm sure some people are going to hate me for saying this, but I'd want to live in the city of Panem as a rich kid with cool stuff.  Don't think for a second I'd want to enter this world as a tribute to the Hunger Games (again, refer to the fact that I have zero survival skills).
6.  The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
So sue me if I'm a little curious as to how a man's mind sounds...  Granted, I'd probably get sick of this world very quickly.  Always hearing men's thoughts would definitely keep away the silence.  And all the turmoil and wreckage that Prentisstown caused.  Let's just say I definitely don't want to be from Prentisstown if I was from this world.
7.  Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey
Let me travel back in time to a land of kingdoms, intrigue, betrayal, and mysticism.  How cool would it be to be trained as a spy.  However, I would not want to experience Phedre's plight at all (to experience pain and pleasure as one). However, I'll take the opportunity to be queen for a day...
8.  Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I'll admit that this series has just about any kind of paranormal creature that I love in it.  But where I'd really like to be in this world is the City of Glass.  That's right, I want to see the shadowhunters' home base.  And maybe I could be shadowhunter for a day (that's a big maybe).
9.  Switched by Amanda Hocking
I want to be a part of the Trylle heritage.  Let me tell you, I thought the world Wendy entered was super cool and exciting.  I want magical powers (suddenly I feel so left out with the fact that I'm only human).

10.  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I would have to say out of all the worlds I've listed, this is the one I'd be most excited about.  It doesn't matter whether I'd be a dhampir or a moroi, I'd be happy with either.  However, I wouldn't want to enter this world for the school but for the moroi city.  That's where I'd want to go.


  1. I haven't been to all of these worlds, but, of those I have, I'd not want to go there for even a single day!

    Funny how different people can be.

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  2. Awesome list! I'd love to go to the City of Glass too - definitely one of my favourite book places. Plus being a rich kid in Panem is an awesome idea. I doubt I'd do very well in the Hunger Games but I could probably deal with the rest of the world.

    My top ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  3. I don't think I would want to experience The Dustlands or the world from Chaos Walking for even a day. Harsh!

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  4. Rather you than me in most of those worlds - even for just a day! Great list, though - a really cool idea. I chose top ten heroines this week - check it out at YA Yeah Yeah if you'd like to.

  5. Nice list! I think it would be interesting to spend a day on Godspeed, as long as you didn't drink the water.

  6. I love all the books in your list although I haven't read some such as Across the Universe, Blood Red Road, Firelight but I am pretty sure those books are awesome! Thank you for sharing this with us! ♥

    I'm a new follower too! :)

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

  7. I love the theme you picked this week :) How fun.


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