It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, which is a meme hosted by the wonderful blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is Top Ten World I Would Never Want to Live In. But I’m going to alter it a little, and instead ask this question: What ten books would I not want to live in? This is based on their settings, not their characters, plots, or anything else. So, in no particular order:
Divergent by Veronica Roth.
- The Giver by Lois Lowry.
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
- Gone by Michael Grant.
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
- Maximum Ride series by James Patterson.
- Wake by Amanda Hocking.
- Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith.
- Matched by Ally Condie.
Basically, any dystopian novel I’ve ever read, especially the ones like The Giver and Matched in which people no longer have the ability to control important aspects of their own lives. It’ sort of terrifying, when you really think about it- I mean, what if you couldn’t choose who you wanted to marry or what career you would have for the rest of your life? Also, there’s the survival component in a lot of these books, like Gone and The Hunger Games, and I would probably die within 0.2 seconds because I have no survival skills. I would definitely be miserable in these books.
I’m so happy that I live in this world and not in those books!!! 🙂