Today’s post is not a review, surprise, surprise. As an avid reader, I get plenty of my book recommendations from BookTube, but something I’ve never tried but always have wanted to be a part of is Top 5 Wednesday’s.
If you’re unfamiliar with what Top 5 Wednesday let me explain. Gingerreadslainey (Lainey), a BookTube creator on YouTube, came up with a reading group on Goodreads where every Wednesday people from all over can come together and talk about bookish things in the form of a list.
Every week is a new topic and not every topic has to be completed in order to be in the group. Due to liking the topic for June 29, 2016, which is “Settings You Want to See More Of,” I figured there is no time like the present to put fingers to keyboard and share my thoughts to the group.
Want to see where I want to be? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
5) Terabithia: Oh Terabithia, you small twinkle in every child’s eye. Ive read Bridge to Terabithia more times than I can count, my younger sister was obsessed with the movie, and boy oh boy do I wish there were more adventures in this forest land. Yet, I think I treasure Bridge to Terabithia much like I do To Kill a Mockingbird, and if there ever was a sequel, well, I’m not sure what my reaction would be. The novel was great in teaching fetus Sara all about love (platonic), life, loss, and everything in between.
4) Let me pitch it to you. Rivendell, a time in the past, and a “young” Elrond and the inevitable mischief that LOTR fans know he got into. Unfortunately, I don’t think I would trust anyone but J.R.R. Tolkien to take us back to the intricate world of Middle Earth, so this one is very unlikely to happen. I guess the only way I’m going to get my fix of Rivendell is to like Lautebrunnental in Switzerland, where it is rumoured Tolkien got his inspiration for the Elvin town in 1911.
3) Isla Nublar: The Jurassic Park franchise has always been a novel/movie series that has made me think of how cool it would be to see dinosaurs -herbivores of course- in the 21st century. I currently own the novels, and can 100 per cent admit to not have opening them, but I seriously want more stories set on this island, so hurry up Hollywood, you’re my only hope. (RIP Michael Crichton)
2) Stars Hollow: Now I know that Stars Hollow is not from a book, well unless you count Lauren Graham’s upcoming nonfiction novel Talking as Fast As I Can, but as an avid Gilmore Girls fan I would sell my left kidney to be transported to that kooky town. If you’ve been living under a rock these past few months you may not know that there will in fact be more Gilmore Girls episodes set in this fictitious town, and yet I know I’m not the only one who is holding out hope that the upcoming four episode run won’t mean the end of the line for Stars Hollow and its residents.
1) Hogwarts: Because how could anyone do a top 5 settings list and not have Hogwarts in their number one spot. I know I am not alone in wanting a certain writer (here’s looking at you J.K. Rowling) to release more books about everyones favourite school of magic. Personally, I feel the trio’s story ended with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and yet I wouldn’t be opposed to the Marauders time in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts. That, or Rowling could just disclose the location of Hogwarts to all those who had their acceptance letters lots in the mail… no seriously… where is my letter…
Well, that’s my list. I hope it wasn’t too rambly, and if you stuck to the end, well, gold stars to you! Have opinions of yourselves? Feel free to leave a comment!