Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, and this week, we’ve got no theme at all. It’s a freebie! So while The Broke & the Bookish went with 10 romance books for people who read other genres, I decided to go with the Top 10 Literary Worlds I’d Like To Visit!
1.) Middle Earth (The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
One word that friends often use to describe me is “hobbit.” Yes, I’m rather short, but mostly they use it because I’m loyal, love my home comforts, know how to have a good time with friends but most importantly: say the word “adventure” and I’m ready to go. Middle Earth has always been one of my favourite worlds, and I’m just waiting for Gandalf to take me an an adventure when I’m 50!
2.) Hogwarts (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)
I was majorly disappointed when my Hogwarts letter got lost in the Muggle postal system. It still feels like I grew up in Harry’s world though and I’d love for Hogwarts and Hogsmeade to be real places. Butterbeers all around!
3.) Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis)
Narnia was my introduction to fantasy worlds. I spent years climbing into wardrobes to find the gateway. I came away with the conclusion that IKEA missed a trick naming a wardrobe range.
4.) Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)
As a child, I was in equal parts fascinated and terrified of Wonderland. I’d love to have a tea party with the mad hatter today, but the thought of falling down a rabbit hole left me with deep-rooted issues about borrows and uneven ground.
5.) Neverland (Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie)
Flying and never growing up? Where do I sign up?
6.) Earthsea (Earthsea saga by Ursula K. LeGuin)
Ocean, islands, magic and dragons. What’s not to like?
7.) Oz (The Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum)
Oz is one of those places I always wanted to go. You know, follow the Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City.
8.) Camelot & Avalon (Arthurian legend)
While my dad had me read the stories about Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table as a child, what really fascinated me was Merlin’s story and the mystery surrounding Avalon.
9.) Inkworld (Inkheart by Cornelia Funke)
Living inside a book! (Do I need to say more?)
10.) London Below (Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman)
A peculiar London, unnoticed by the inhabitants of the city we know. It’s underground, based on the tube map, and there really is an Old Bailey, an Angel Islington and an Earl with his court. It’s dangerous, confusing but oh so fascinating!