Ten Bookish Worlds That I’d Never Want To Live In

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s Top Ten list is all about bookish worlds that we’d really hate to live in! This is a fun one!

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

The Program (The Program, #1)

The Program Suzanne Young– Suicide being an epidemic is not a nice world at all.

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The Selection seriesKiera Cass- I just hate every single thing about this world!

Matched (Matched, #1)

Matched- Ally Condie– This one is just a no no for me. I hate the idea of being matched with someone else and having to live with them forever! What if you hate each other?! I couldn’t cope.

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)

The Chemical Gardens trilogyLauren DeStefano– This again is a very scary world. People not living past their twenties? People can’t live to see the children they have to pop out for Science!

Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1)

Not A Drop To DrinkMindy McGinnis– This terrifies me. A world where there’s no water? Wah.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

PanemThe Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins– No. Just no. The amount of fighting? Worst nightmare.

Unwind (Unwind, #1)

UnwindNeal Shusterman– The idea of harvesting body organs and decisions about that being made my parents… I would NOT want to experience that, thank you very much!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

DeliriumLauren Oliver– The idea of being inoculated against love really makes me sad.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent Veronica Roth– I don’t like the idea of this world either. It scares me!


1984George Orwell– I haven’t read this book (I know, I know. I’m reading it this year!) but I definitely don’t like the sound of it.

Which worlds would you really not like to live in? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

55 thoughts on “Ten Bookish Worlds That I’d Never Want To Live In

  1. Panem would be a never (ever!) place on my list. *Shudder* Way too much creepy there. Also, I’ve not read “The Program,” but the title and “look” of the story alone suggest it’d be a no go for me.

    Happy Top Ten Tuesday, Chrissi! 🙂

  2. I’ve only read: Not a Drop to Drink, The Hunger Games and 1984 – and I couldn’t agree more, I would NOT want to live in those worlds! and I look forward to your thoughts on 1984 when you get around to it 🙂

  3. Great list, Chrissi! The Hunger Games and 1984 made my list this week, too. I haven’t read Not a Drop to Drink but that’s a great choice – I think I take our access to clean water for granted way too much, I can’t imagine not having any.

  4. I almost put the Selection series in mine too!! Man, I would HATE living in that world. It was fun to read about though! Lol. And completely agree about Divergent. That would be awful. I have a fear of heights, so I won’t be zip lining off of any high rise buildings any time soon. 😂

  5. I’ve been wanting to read Not a Drop to Drink for such a long time! Glad you reminded me about it. Definitely not a world I’d want to live in, but I can’t wait to read about it from my nice safe house, with a glass of water!

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