Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic was a hard one for me because I read a lot of contemporary fiction so it is a world that I already live in! When I do read fantasy the worlds are usually dark and dangerous and the last places that I would want to live. Because of that, I decided be more general and choose book settings where I would want to live.
OASIS in Ready Player One
I like the idea of living in a virtual world, but I am not sure I would actually want that to become our reality. It is fun to imagine though! OASIS is pretty epic and there is something there for everyone to enjoy. While reading the book I could so vividly imagine what it would be like. I can not say that the movie brought the world to life for me though…
Singapore in Crazy Rich Asians
The setting of Crazy Rich Asians was one of my favourite things about the book. Singapore was truly a character! Everything about it was so over the top and vibrant and a little bit wild. Sounds like a good time to me! The movie was absolutely gorgeous and made me want to visit Singapore all the more.
Cessation in Gunslinger Girl
Gunslinger Girl is a book that I believe is underrated, and one of the things that stands out about it to me is the setting. Most of the world is brutal and nowhere I would want to live, but Cessation, where the majority of the book is set, is pretty awesome. There are a lot of unique and interesting characters, and there is an epic circus. I also love that it is a Western.
Red London in A Darker Shade of Magic
I have a feeling Red London will be on many lists this week. While I had mixed feelings about A Darker Shade of Magic, I did think that the concept behind the four Londons was really interesting. Red London is full of riches and magic, and smells like flowers. Send me there please!
Guernsey in The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society
After reading this book I googled Guernsey and it is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to visited there some day. It would be even better if the charming cast of characters from The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society were also living there!
27 thoughts on “Book Settings I Want to Live In”
Your choices are fantastic! The circus in Gunslinger Girl would be so much fun! I wish that book was longer just to learn more about the circus itself. And The Oasis….. I still can’t believe that I forgot to mention Ready Player One in my own list! My brain isn’t working properly lately lol
Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂
Thank you! I thought for sure OASIS would be on your list!!
It’s been a tough week. My brain is mush and it’s only Tuesday 😂
I feel you on that one! I hope your week improves!
I really need to read Gunslinger Girl…. Oh, and I guess Ready Player One… 🤔😅
Yes you do!!
I haven’t read Crazy Rich Asians or seen the movie but I want to visit Singapore so badly!!
Ah you have to read it and then watch the movie! I love them both equally!
Such a great list! Oasis is a good one! And red london is awesome! Totally want to go to Guernsey as well after that book!
Thank you! There is something about Guernsey that seems so cozy. I really hope we both make it there one day!
AH Red London! I would TOTALLY go there. I love London as it is. But with magic? Event better!
Crazy Rich Asian is the best book adaption besides The Hate U Give that I have ever seen.
I still need to see The Hate You Give! I thought Crazy Rich Asian was fantastic!
I totally agree about Red London!! I think it’d be amazing!
She is so good at descriptions! I could perfectly picture what Red London would have been like!
I enjoyed this topic. Thanks.
I agree with you, Guernsey is the place I would like to live in!
What a life that would be. So beautiful!
I haven’t read the book but I watched the movie and Guernsey is so so charming – I could live such a happy cozy life there! Great list!
Thank you! I think you would love the book as well! It is a little bit sadder though!
there are few settings i’ve wanted to visit as badly as the OASIS!!
Ah, I’d love to live in Guernsey to- especially if Dawsey was there! Or Singapore if I had the kind of money they had in that book! Great choices though 🙂
Yes I will take Dawsey please!! Thank you!