I couldn’t think of ten book worlds that I’d actually like to live in. There’s a few I’d maybe like to go on holiday to…
I stretched the definition a little to cover all fictional worlds.
Hogwarts – Harry Potter
Edil-Amarandh – the Pellinor series
I mean, things weren’t always great in Edil-Amarandh but I’d LOVE to be a Bard.
Scotland – Outlander
TECHNICALLY I’m cheating here because 18th century Scotland isn’t fictional. I’m also not entirely sure women were particularly well treated in Scotland during the clan era, although Claire never seems to complain. Regardless, even as someone who grew up in Scotland and spent time in the Highlands, I usually want to fling myself into the TV while I’m watching it.
Yorkshire – Downton Abbey
I am heavy obsessed with Downton Abbey. I have this probably romanticised view of working and living in a big posh Edwardian house that’s almost certainly because of this show. I might as well have been in this world to be honest, when the series ended I cried like I’d lost all my friends.
Kanto – Pokemon
Find me someone who grew up with Gen One Pokemon who doesn’t wish that they were real. Especially after Pokemon Go.
New York – The Great Gatsby
Also technically not a fictional world, but I can totally see myself in 1920s America drinking champagne in a swimming pool listening to jazz.
I’m not sure I can picture myself as a flapper though. Maybe if I could get away with it in jeans and Vans…
On The Road
Listening to jazz music and speaking in poetry and driving across the states with my friends sounds like an absolute dream. If I could go back ten years and get rid of my anxiety I’d drop everything and go.
Let’s face it, the world of Destiny actually sucks. Humanity is confined to one city and they’re always under the threat of attack from various space age beasties. I’d really just like to be a Guardian and be immortal, with a gun that shoots light bullets and the ability to throw fire from my hands.
The Famous Five
If you read these books as a kid and you didn’t dream of running away to a deserted island with a dog and a picnic, you have more restraint than I do. As a kid who spent a lot of the time feeling lonely, all I wanted to do was go on adventures on my bike with my friends in this wild and rolling countryside.
I love dragons. Everyone knows I love dragons. I’d probably end up eaten by a dragon but I want to live in a house made of stone in Whiterun and worship Talos don’t @ me.
Who’s coming with me? Where would you go? SPEAK WITH ME.