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TTT #142 – Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live in

We often say that readers live a thousand lives. Through the books we read we visit many worlds and have many adventures. However some of the worlds we visit would surely be the death of us in real life. Lets be real. I named a few down below that came to mind instantly. I am making the distinction between wanting to visit them and wanting to live in them. In some cases I would love to visit for a brief period but staying is out of the question.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over on That Artsy Reader Girl and is a weekly reoccuring meme with different prompts.



A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

It cannot be surprising to see this world mentioned here. ASOIAF is known for the many deaths that are splattered throughout the books. I remember someone tabbing all the deaths in one of the books on Tumblr a few years ago, and wow, that were a lot of tabs. So for my own survival I would not like to visit Westeros. Death seems to be such a common occurence there. And honestly, I would not fit in well with all of the politics either.


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Living in a world that has the Hunger Games? Never.

Ghost Filled London


Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud

The London (and the whole of the UK really) in this series has been dealing with an epidemic of ghosts for over 50 years. As an adult who cannot see these ghosts (unlike children and early teens) I would be of high risk for a ghost touch. Yeah. So much nope.


The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Bellwater is a town in this novel and as the title suggests has to deal with some goblins. I would not want to live there and have to deal with these goblins and their ‘pranks’.

Dark Gifts England


Dark Gifts by Vic James

If you are not part of the magical elite, and lets be real I’m not likely to be if it is only a 1% of all the population, you are required to work for 10 years for the magical elite. You can choose when to have them yourself but it isn’t something nice to have hanging over you head for the rest of your life and if you do them young they drag you down for the rest of your life. So there is that.

38 thoughts on “TTT #142 – Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live in

  1. I hit the cookie acceptance check box because it was over the commenting field and it ate my comment. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ WordPress owes me real cookies for that. ๐Ÿ˜’

    “Splattered through the books.” Ha ha. Did you like the Gilded Cage books? I don’t remember. What is “ghost touch”? ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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    1. Haha (but that sucks, the cookie banners are annoying)

      I did really like the Gilded Cage book though it wasn’t perfect. The third one comes out in October and I think I’ll binge the second and third one then.
      When a ghost touches you and if you haven’t been treated within an hour you die. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  2. Brilliant list! I skipped TTT this week; I felt like this post was just a bit too.. simple? More often than not, the worlds are NOT ones I want to live in. They are too complicated and cruel! What I love about your post is that other than Westros, none of these were on my radar. I like that this is a break from the usual places I’d avoid. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. I understand what you mean. I try to make the most of it most times when that happens haha. And yeah with fantasy that just happens a lot.
      Yeay maybe I have inspired you to read about some places you’d d rather avoid. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Goh, ik denk meestal vooral aan de fantasywerelden waarin ik wรฉl wil leven. Eigenlijk heb ik er dus nog niet vaak stilgestaan bij waar ik totaal niet naar toe wil gaan. Ik vermoed echter dat vrijwel elke wereld uit dystopische YA verhalen op mijn lijst zou belanden. Er zijn er zelfs enkele waar boeken verbannen zijn of zo beschermd worden dat niemand ze mag lezen. Dat soort werelden dus.

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