top ten tuesday: worlds I’d never want to live in

Top Ten TuesdayIt’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:

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth.
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry.
  3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
  4. Gone by Michael Grant.
  5. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
  7. Maximum Ride series by James Patterson.
  8. Wake by Amanda Hocking.
  9. Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith.
  10. 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!!! 🙂





6 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: worlds I’d never want to live in

  1. I composed a list for this meme but failed miserably so didn’t post it- However, MATCHED/The Society was on my list for that exact reason. What scared me about that world was the lack of control- not just in terms of careers and being paired up with someone but the fact nobody could remember how to write manually, it was all done through technology. It felt like one of life’s greatest freedoms was gone. You couldn’t compose any letter unless it was a computerised text…and although I don’t think it was officially mentioned; anything typed was probably monitored by The Society so there was no privacy.


  2. Definitely not Divergent, Hunger Games or Enders Game. I can’t even imagine living in those worlds, it would be awful. To add to that list though, probably Middle Earth, as it was a pretty dangerous place. Great picks! 🙂


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