TTT: Bookish Worlds We’d Like To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish. Pretty sure we’ve done this before, but we’ve also read a lot more since then– I think our lists might be different this time.

Yash

  1. Kenettra and Merroutas from The Young Elites by Marie Lu: Kenettra is where the majority of the story takes place, but I kind of fell in love with the city-state of Merroutas in the The Rose Society.
  2. Kingdom of Xia from Serpentine by Cindy Pon: So many cool mythologies! I want in!
  3. Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hard-Core Lady-Types from Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis: The only camp I’ve ever wanted to attend.
  4. Brooklyn from Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older: I like this version of fantasy Brooklyn. I wish I could live there.
  5. Also the Brooklyn from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: Because then I could have Sierra in my world but also Magnus Bane.

Nafiza

  1. The Ireland from The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull. I just want the house. I’ll talk about the book in more detail in an upcoming review but suffice it to say that the house in the hill with a live tree growing in it..I want it.
  2. The world in The Mapmakers Trilogy by S. E. Grove. So in this world, each continent is a different age/time. Like America may be the 18th century but parts of Europe would be the Middle Ages. Can you imagine living in a world where time traveling is as simple as getting on a boat and going from one place to another? Obviously it’s a lot more complex but if I’d like to visit that world. Not live there forever necessarily but I’d just like to visit for a bit.
  3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik. What can I say? I like trees.
  4. The secondary world in which The Water and the Wild by K. E. Ormsbee is set. It just sounds amazing, dangerous yes but amazing.
  5. The world of Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire. I just want to talk to Baba Yaga and Mewster for a bit.

Janet

  1. Narnia. (C. S. Lewis.)
  2. Redwall and surrounding environs. (“Surrounding,” in this case, means just about anywhere that appears on any map at the beginning of a Redwall book.) (Brian Jacques.)
  3. The Old Kingdom. Everywhere in the Old Kingdom, okay? I want a seriously extended voyage throughout every corner and cranny, including Belisaere, the Clayr’s Library, Morghen’s (Company’s) Bridge, and Abhorsen’s House. With a side jaunt into Ancelstierre, without going too far south of the Wall. (Garth Nix.)
  4. Eddis and Attolia and Sounis. If my visit involves going to court I’d wait on Sounis until a certain bookworm is crowned, though – definitely not a safe or pleasant place to visit during the reign of his predecessor! (Megan Whalen Turner.)
  5. Ingary. And possibly also Strangia and High Norland, and the other lands. But mostly Ingary, and wherever Sophie, Howl, and Calcifer happen to be at the time. (Diana Wynne Jones.)
  6. 12A, more commonly known to readers as Chrestomanci’s world. I would like to stay for a while in Irene and Jason’s house. Marianne and I could wander the gardens and read in that lovely blue and green and yellow-tiled room. (Diana Wynne Jones.)
  7. Who am I kidding? More DWJ worlds: the multiverse of Deep Secret and The Merlin Conspiracy; and most definitely Dalemark, both modern and historical.
  8. Aksum. Not during the plague outbreak. And Camelot, before all chaos was unleashed and Goewin had to flee. Mostly Aksum – cities, monasteries, and countryside. (Elizabeth Wein.)
  9. The lands of Avatar: The Last Airbender, either before “everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked,” or well afterward, say, a hundred and two years. (I prefer to avoid war zones, thank you very much.)
  10. The Untheileneise Court under the rule of Edrehasivar VII Drazhar, the countryside and the surrounding seas and lands, including that of his grandfather. (Katherine Addison.)
  11. Any forest, anywhere. The Enchanted Forest (series by Patricia C. Wrede), the Woods (post-Uprooted), the Black Forest in A Walk in Wolf Woods (by Mary Stewart), and  the Lumberjanes camp.
  12. Puzzle Island from the book by the same name, written and illustrated by Paul Adschead.

This list will do for a start. Now, who will be kind enough to arrange all of these visits?

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