First, I'd like to make it clear that are a lot of places I don't want to be. I do not want to travel with the folks in Grapes of Wrath from Oklahoma to California and live in a migrant Hooverville camp. I wouldn't make a good sailor aboard the Pequod in Moby Dick. I can't see myself as a soldier in Vietnam alongside Norman and Henry and Rat in The Things They Carried. And I'd be dead in hours if I went to live with Wang Lung and O-lan in the China of The Good Earth.
On the other hand, I'd love to live...
...any house on Mango Street. Yes, Esperanza wanted to leave her barrio at first, but she gradually came to know what a wonderful community it really was. The House on Mango Street.
...Talk about an inclusive community. In Who-ville, the folks love each other and sing well together, but they are also willing to bring in to dinner a fellow who stole all their Christmas presents, decorations, and food. How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
...I don't know what town they live in, but I can't think of anything I'd rather do than find a magic coin and travel through time with Katherine, Mark, Jane, and Martha. Even if the coin only half-works. Half Magic.
...I feel sure I'm not the only one who might enjoy being a hobbit in The Shire. Just think about Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevenses, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, and Supper. The Hobbit.
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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.