Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I Would NOT Want To Be In These Books: A Top Ten Tuesday

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I am sure we all have that experience when reading a book where we have either had longed to join the characters to live in their world or in the case of today's topic--wanted to stay far far away. In a way, this reminds me a bit of the movie Pleasantville with Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. In this movie, the characters are transported into alternative world. Have you seen it?

So I had to think, what would make me NOT want to visit the characters in books? So things like an oppressive society, having things I easily take for granted no longer available to me--water, the air I breathe on a daily basis, a relatively stable climate, or just plan scary worlds would easily top my list. With those thoughts in mind, I prepared my list. 

Without being in any specific order, here are the books I would NOT want to step into (click on the titles to add them to GoodReads or to learn more about them):


Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis


Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Breathe by Sarah Crossan


Divergent by Veronica Roth
Reboot by Amy Tintera
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

And one twist to the Dystopian-type worlds listed above...

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

So what about you--which books would you not want to step into? Be sure to leave me your titles or link to your blog post if you answered in the comments below so I can come visit you this week.


  1. Ah, The Hunger Games is just making lists left and right! :) This topic is going to make me want to read more dystopians. :O

    1. Top Ten Tuesdays are DEADLY to my TBR list LOL. I both love the and dread them. LOL :-)

      Happy Reading!

    2. Totally agree! MY TBR list starts whimpering at 12:01 am EST on Tuesdays :-)

  2. I would say great picks but I can't because I wouldn't want to live in those worlds either.
    Here's our TTT
    Doris @ OABR

    1. LOL :-D so true. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your link. Happy Reading.

  3. Great list - did anyone NOT pick Hunger Games this week? I agree with you - personal safety, lack of misogyny, and safe environment rank pretty high on my list of requirements in a place to live :-) My TTT

    1. For some reason, the Reaping would rank high up on a lot of people's lists for some reason. ;-) Thanks for stopping by--I will pop over for a visit shortly. Happy Reading!


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