I’m a sucker for magic, so most of the books I’d want to live in for a while are YA and deal with magic and fantasy. I like the idea of fixing anything with magic and no real-world problems to contend with. But I threw in a few non-magic (oh, the nerve) since reality does exist, and if I have to be realistic...
#1 LIVE IN FANTASY is at the bottom with a link you won't want to miss *yowzers*
# 12 The Da Vinci Code : I loved this and Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. I loved feeling like I was living in Paris and tracking all over the city. I would like to be smart enough to be called upon to solve some incredibly old legend/mystery as long as I didn’t get shot at, branded and there were no eyeballs stolen from anyone. Plus, I really like relics with a fascinating story, legend or not.
#11) Nancy Drew : I’m game for a little mystery! A little "who done it."
#10) Anne of Green Gables : I wanted red hair so bad after reading these books. I grew my hair long and braided it but unfortunately, my hair never turned red. Anne has one of those personalities you kind of gravitate toward. You have to know her, you can’t not love her, and she’s awesome! And you HAVE to see what she’s going to get into next. Still have the entire series; I saved my allowance for it when I was younger!
#9) Chronicles of Narnia : My third grade teacher introduced me to these books. I absorbed books like a sponge so she thought a series might entertain me for more than a mere second. She was wrong. When the series was over...I wanted more! (So she bought me a question and answers book with over a thousand pages. Best teacher ever!)
#8) Beautiful Creatures : I love, love, love the setting. Anything that can transport me to my familiar roots, I’m all in. So diving into this head first...just as long as I have some cool powers (to defend myself).
#7) Peter Pan : Because, yeah, who wants to grow up really?
#6) Le Petit Prince : The first time I read this was for French class. I loved the French version best because I had to translate it in the way I understood it, which wasn’t easy. (And I want a foxy friend.)
Also...If I could collect a book, this is the one. So many gorgeous covers and renditions!
NOT #5) It : NOT EVER! NEVER! Storm drains still freak me out. My aunt, bless her heart, gave me a huge box of Stephen King books when I was in high school. Oh my god, did I devour them! And I couldn’t sleep. Not at all. This one had the most profound affect on me since it was the first Stephen King book I’d ever read.
Needless to say, I’d like to skip living in this one!
#4) Alice in Wonderland : Love me some Alice. Love her retorts to the cat and the Mad Hatter. Love the vivid descriptions and the personalities she encounters. Though I’d like to think I could beat the queen at her own games!
#3) Fallen Series : Um, yes. Well, I went through a binge reading period where I picked up everything that had angels and romance. This series is still a favorite and the one who made me wish for my own personal angel... I’ll take a winged bad boy on a bike anytime!!!
#2) Harry Potter : Self explanatory, yes?
#1) Outlander : OF COURSE!!! I’d want to be the un-kilter. You know...strip it off, wrap it on...maybe rewrap a few times. Maybe leave it on the floor :)