Top Ten Tuesday #309

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a good week since I last did one of these, I finally got to see my friends again yesterday for the first time in months as lockdown is finally starting to be eased in the UK and it was so fun to be together in person again after months of only being able to communicate through screens!

Anyway, it’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is Places In Books I’d Like To Live, which is a bit of a tricky one for me as I read mostly fantasy books and a lot of those worlds would be pretty dangerous to live in! Still I have managed to come up with a few places from books that I think I’d be happy to stay in (and less likely to die a violent death):

  1. Camp Half-Blood-Percy Jackson Universe-Rick Riordan

I wouldn’t want to go on any of the almost-certain-death quests, but just hanging around the camp seems like it would be very fun. Chilling in the mess hall with other demigods, playing Capture the Flag, laughing at my terrible archery skills….I could see myself at Camp Half-Blood.

2. Red London-Shades of Magic Trilogy-VE Schwab

This seems like the best London to be in, given that it’s the one that has all the magic. I would love to just wander the streets of Red London, going into the Night Market and tasting all the different food on offer. I would also love to attend the Essen Tasch (Element Games) as they sound really spectacular!

3. The Faraway Tree-The Faraway Tree series-Enid Blyton

I’d quite happily live in the Faraway Tree, with a very eclectic bunch of neighbours (Silky, Moonface, and the Saucepan Man: though I would definitely want to be far above Dame Washalot as I do not like getting wet) and going up the top of the tree every week to explore the different lands!

4. The Inn at Havenfall-Havenfall-Sara Holland

I’m currently reading Phoenix Flame and I think I’d quite happily live at the Inn at Havenfall, it sounds like a very nice, cosy little inn to live in and most of the time doesn’t seem to attract too much danger (barring what happens in the books of course!). It would also be cool to take part in the Peace Summit and get to meet all the delegates from Byrn and Fiordenkill and find out about their worlds.

5. Velaris-ACOMAF and ACOWAR-Sarah J Maas

The Night Court’s hidden city sounds like it would be a lovely place to live: the food for one sounds delicious & I would love to just spend my days wandering through the Artists Quarter and enjoying all the music and the artists and the dancers.

6. Henrietta-The Raven Cycle-Maggie Stiefvater

I would love to live in Henrietta and hang out with the Gangsey and go searching for ley lines and dead Welsh Kings. I’d love to spend time at 300 Fox Way and hang out in Cabeswater, and The Barns to see all of Ronan’s dreams! I also know I would spend a lot of time at Nino’s because I love pizza!

A slightly shorter list this week, but honestly, it was a real struggle to find nice places in fantasy books that I’d actually want to live in! I love reading about them, but would not want to face their near certain death I’d probably find there if I actually lived in them. Have you read in these books? Would you like to live in any of these places? Where from a book would you like to live? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week, we’ll be talking about Books I’d Gladly Throw In The Ocean. Thankfully I don’t have too many of these, but it’s been a while since I last did a salty post so it should be fun!

56 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #309

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 30/03/2021 / 1:05 pm

    The Faraway Tree sounds like a great place to live. It’s completely new to me. Glad you are starting to get out a little!

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:50 am

      Enid Blyton is a childhood staple in the UK πŸ™‚ Thank you, so am I!

  2. Mareli Thalwitzer 30/03/2021 / 2:45 pm

    The Faraway Tree! Yes!!! And I think Henrietta can be a really interesting place.

    Elza Reads

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:50 am

      Yes, it would be such a fun place to live. Henrietta too πŸ™‚

  3. I loved the Faraway series when I was younger, I’d definitely love to live there!! I can’t wait to read the shades of magic trilogy, I recently bought them and they’re always enticing me from my shelf

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:50 am

      Me too! Ah they’re so good, hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

  4. Catherine 30/03/2021 / 3:23 pm

    So many people saying Velaris today – I really need to read those books!

  5. Aviaja 30/03/2021 / 3:43 pm

    I’m glad to hear you got to spend some time with your friends! I just got tested today so I can go visit my parents and stay with them for a bit πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:49 am

      That’s great, I hope you enjoyed your visit πŸ™‚

      • Aviaja 06/04/2021 / 11:48 am

        I am!

  6. Leah's Books 30/03/2021 / 4:43 pm

    Velaris is definitely somewhere I’d love to be!

  7. brookelorren 30/03/2021 / 5:35 pm

    Velaris would be nice.

    I think the *time* you visited these places would make a difference too. Because Velaris would be nice most of the time, but not when it was under attack.

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:44 am

      Oh definitely, I would be going when it was nice and peaceful πŸ™‚

  8. lindseyhabets 30/03/2021 / 6:09 pm

    Velaris sounds like such a nice place to live! I could definitely see myself living there. Though Red London does sound fun too!

  9. FangirlFlax 30/03/2021 / 8:24 pm

    The Faraway Tree would be an amazing place to live! So long as someone else checked the new lands out first, haha. Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:43 am

      Thanks! Oh definitely, I would not be the first one up the tree, ha ha πŸ™‚

  10. Leslie 30/03/2021 / 9:14 pm

    Camp Half-Blood would be a GREAT place to just stay and hang out in. I’m glad you are able to see people again! We are slowly getting there too and it’s just so good. ❀

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:42 am

      Yes it would be! It is, it’s amazing how good just one day of seeing people after so long in lockdown can make you feel mentally πŸ™‚

  11. Greg 30/03/2021 / 10:26 pm

    Camp Half Blood sounds like it would be awesome, and the Night Court city sounds amazing!

  12. Cheryl Malandrinos 31/03/2021 / 12:41 am

    What neat places you selected. I would love to live in London. I wouldn’t mind hanging my hat in an inn, either.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  13. thebookishlibra 31/03/2021 / 1:16 am

    Lots of great picks here. I’d love to see Red London and Velaris.

  14. Lexlingua 31/03/2021 / 12:08 pm

    The Night Court would be amazing to visit indeed. And Enid Blyton! I used to love those books as a kid, and so jealous of their summer vacations and picnics. Sigh! Thanks for recommending VE Schwab, really need to try out her books soon. Happy TTT ~Lex

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:41 am

      It would! Yes, Enid Blyton certainly made summers in the UK sound more sun and picnics than summer showers. No worries, I hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

  15. Marianne Maurer 31/03/2021 / 12:39 pm

    I’m glad you found some places in the end. Some topics are harder fro some than others but usually, there is something, right?

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

      • Marianne Maurer 06/04/2021 / 11:10 am

        I always try, as well, and it always gives me pleasure in the end.

  16. Epsita 31/03/2021 / 1:51 pm

    I can’t believe I forgot the faraway tree! I loved that series as a child.

  17. bitchbookshelf 31/03/2021 / 5:16 pm

    Okay, I’m packing my bag. Let’s plan our Velaris trip.

  18. Holliehocks 31/03/2021 / 8:54 pm

    It’s good to hear you were able to visit friends again! I have a friend nearby that I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with a little during quarantine, and there’s definitely a huge difference in personal and screen interactions! I haven’t read any of these books, except for Percy Jackson, which yes, Camp Half-Blood would be amazing to stay at. I do need to read Havenfall. The Inn sounds like such a lovely place!

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:35 am

      Yes it was so nice! Unfortunately we didn’t live close enough to do that, it’s so lovely that you had that though. Camp Half-Blood would be great fun! It is, I wasn’t totally sold on the book, but I did love the setting.

  19. A Darker Shade of Rosie 01/04/2021 / 1:47 am

    YES, Red London, why didn’t I think of that?! Also, I cannot wait to read Havenfall – hopefully sometime this spring!!

  20. Jaime 01/04/2021 / 3:32 pm

    Ooh, the Inn at Havenfall would be an interesting place to live! As long as nothing ~crazy~ is happening at the time, it would be such a lovely escape. Great list! πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 06/04/2021 / 10:27 am

      Thanks! Ha ha yes, I would live there on the caveat that none of the events that happen in the book happened whilst I was there!

  21. Rissi 06/04/2021 / 3:02 am

    I had to go with places to visit because honestly, I don’t know if I’d want to live in the places of books! But if I visited, who knows, maybe I’d find a lovely new place to call home. Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland. πŸ™‚

  22. Annemieke 06/04/2021 / 6:20 am

    Oh yeah! I would love to just hang out at camp half-blood. πŸ˜€

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