Tuesday 30 March 2021

Top Ten Tuesday | Fictional Places I'd Love To Live

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that highlights ten books that all relate to a certain topic and is  hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. 

This Weeks Topic Is...

Places in Books I'd Love to Live. I tried to pick some less obvious ones cause I know a few of these will be in a lot of people's lists. This list actually made me realise that I usually read books with contemporary settings and the fantasy books I read have worlds that I don't particularly want to live in with all the mass destruction going on!

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

I'd be more then happy to just live my life out within the Midnight Library just entering into my many infinite lives, seeing all the endless possibilities of what could've been. I don't know if I want to die in order to get there but the rest of it could be cool.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman  

I'd love to live in Wall! Residing in the quintessential English village with all it's charm but having the magical kingdom of Stormhold just a stones throw, a dream. You basically get the best of both worlds here! 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Ok, just imagine actually living within Le Cirque des Rêves and travelling around the world with all the acts and the attractions! Everyday would bring something new, you'd get to explore all the magical installations and it would be wonderous!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

An obvious choice but I've been obsessed with Alice in Wonderland since I was little and that fascination is yet to fade. I don't know if this would be a longterm home because things can get a little trippy in Wonderland and I sense that I would end up losing my sanity but it could be a something akin to a holiday home somewhere I go for short visits.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis   

A hidden land, talking animals, endless amount of magical creatures and oh yeah, a gorgeous prince! Another childhood favourite that would be incredible to explore, getting to have tea with Mr Tumnus and then when I feel like it all I have to do is go back through the wardrobe.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend  

Can you tell I like magical, unexpected locales? A recent find but imagine living in the Hotel Deaucalion with all it's quirky staff and guests, travelling by brolly rail and attending The Wunderous Society. Actually, do I need more persuasion then the fact that you would have Jupiter North has a mentor?

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Neverland is just one of those fictional places that holds so much whimsy and imagination that it's hard to not want to live there. There would never be a lull in excitement with fairies, mermaids and pirates to contend with. Plus, you'd never have to grow up!

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

So much nostalgia is attached to this world. I'd love to visit Munchkinland and then travel down the yellow brick road towards the Emerald City with the scarecrow, tin man and the cowardly lion. I wouldn't mind a pair of those ruby red slippers either...  

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott. Fitzgerald

This more comes from the film adaptation because Gatsby's mansion from the movie is just glorious. It may be a tad extravagent but imagine the parties and I could only picture the library that that house has. You could probably lost in a house that big!

Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce   

Life at Winding Circle would be a fairly peaceful, living among mages and scholars. Getting to train under the different dedicates and discover more about elemental magic would be so fun though especially Lark and Rosethorn. The fact that it's library is famed doesn't hurt either.

Which fictional places would you love to live in? Leave a comment or link your own Top Ten Tuesday's for me to check out! Happy Reading!



  1. I could live happily in the Midnight Library or down the hole in Alice in Wonderland.

  2. The Midnight Library sounds amazing!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-places-in-books-id-love-to-live/

  3. I'd love to visit the Cirque De Reves. I feel the same way about The Midnight Library, it would be fun to live out my other lives but I wouldn't want to die to get there.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/30/top-ten-tuesday-309/

  4. I just to focus on real places, otherwise Narnia would definitely have been on my list today. Such a fantastic world!

    Happy TTT!

  5. The Night Circus would be fantastic!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!


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