Top Ten Worlds I Would Never Want to Live In

Posted February 24, 2014 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 16 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.

I missed this topic a while back because I took too long to think. Haha. So, now I can finally post! Yay for TTT rewind!

Panem in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I’m sorry, but I would be a nervous wreck for my entire life. I worry about everything. EVERYTHING. I worry about millions of things that don’t even happen. And if I didn’t have to fight, I would worry about having children, because I would not want them to be chosen. I would never stop worrying. That’s not a good way to live.

Internment in Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
A chunk of rock in the middle of the sky is not my kind of place. Plus, that government is insane. I would also really hate seeing the surface of the Earth and never being allowed to go visit.

Black City in Black City by Elizabeth Richards
This book upset me because it was very dark and the people were very violent. The city is in ruins, ash rains from the skies, and nothing is being re-built. Rubble is everywhere, and that’s where these people live. They can do nothing. The Darklings scare me to death, plus they are mad. Somebody on Goodreads compared this place to the Holocaust in Germany with vampires thrown in. Yes. Totally. *shudder* Don’t make me go.

The shores of Lake Superior in Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Killer mermaids. I would never leave my house. Well, I guess I could. I would never go near the water.

Under the rule of The Society in Matched by Ally Condie
I’m sorry, but I’m going to pick my own husband, ok?

The future of the USA in Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
I’m reading this one right now, and all humans are divided by day dwellers and night dwellers. The day dwellers live like us, but the night dwellers sleep all day and are up all night. And they are treated soooo badly! I’m a night owl! I love going out at night. And to not be allowed to? But on the other hand, to not be allowed to go out in the sun? EVER? I’d hate this.

The love-is-a-disease world in Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Ok, you can’t tell me I’m not allowed to love a person. Sorry, but no.

The world where books get burned in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
You burn my books, I burn you.

The world ravaged by natural disasters in Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
If you go outside, something terrible happens to you. Like you turn into a monster. All because of the toxic air. Ahhh! No thanks!

The world killed off by robots in Partials by Dan Wells
The human race is pretty much gone. Killed off by a weaponized virus by genetically engineered human-like beings. You live if you’re immune to it. And if you’re immune to it, they hunt you down.

So, what do you think of these worlds? Would you want to live there?
And which topic did you go back and do again? Link me up!

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16 responses to “Top Ten Worlds I Would Never Want to Live In

  1. I wouldn’t want to live in the world of Fahrenheit 451 either. Though, Black City sounds really interesting. Adding it to the library list. I’ve been really curious about the Monument 14 books. I went back and did the books I wish authors wrote more of, you can see it in the link below.

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  2. I honestly remember the first time I read The Hunger Games, and reading about Katniss’s daily life and the fear of the reapings… I literally started crying imagining the horror of that kind of life. And like you said, the thought of bringing a child into that world. It was honestly one of the scariest books I’ve ever read, just because of the thought of the world becoming that in the future.

    I will have to look into all the other books on your list; they sound interesting and I’ve never read any of them.
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  3. I would never want to live in any of those! *shivers* You have a couple on your list that I didn’t think of. They’re all great choices! I went back and did Childhood Favorites. I haven’t figured out how to link in the comments yet, so I’ll put my post url in where my blog url would normally go. Have a great week! :)

  4. Kel

    Haha! Good choices! I could probably survive in the worlds of Matched (arranged marriages would simplify the dating thing) and Delirium (love a disease? Works for me.), but the rest sound appropriately horrifying. Very nice pick for the Rewind. (And no worries. It took me forever to come up with my “never live there” worlds/characters, too, when it rolled around.)
    Kel recently posted…Top 10 Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read

  5. Right on! I’d hate to live in a loveless world too and Panem is just to terrifying for me to even fathom. I would never want to live in the society that George Orwell creates in 1984, though. An omnipresent leader that actually sees all the things you’re doing and reads your mind? No frigging thanks!
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  6. Completely agree with Panem: aww heck no! Also about to read Plus One as well and just from the description the world seems a bit scary!
    This is an awesome list: love it!
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