Requested by Chris Kubica

BOOKS I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE IN

Thanks @ChrisK ! 👌🏻
  1. "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris
    This book was partially about David's botched attempts at learning French (of which I can very much relate). This book is also largely set in France and seen through David's eyes, so of COURSE I'd love to live in his world.
  2. "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen
    Despite Mrs. Bennet's hardcore focus on marriage, I just think it would be so lovely and enchanting to live in the English countryside and in the Bennet household and grow up with sisters like Jane and Lizzie.
  3. "On Beauty" by Zadie Smith
    I love the world Zadie Smith has created in this novel. She captures that east coast academic atmosphere so well and it really makes me miss the collegiate life. I also am obsessed with the Belseys' incredible old Victorian just outside of Boston and I am dying to live there.
  4. "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery
    This book is mostly set within a bourgeois Paris apartment building, so I don't think I need to say anything else. Why wouldn't I want to live in that universe???
  5. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by JK Rowling
    I didn't care for this book when I was younger, but it's been my favorite since I grew older and I realized how fucking cool the plot line is. Because if I'm going to live in Harry's world, I don't need all that heavy shit of the later books in my life and this was basically the last one before shit got real at Hogwarts and in the wizarding world.
  6. Any Haruki Murakami novel
    I love the way he writes so much. His descriptions of simple tasks like preparing food make everyday life seem so sumptuous. I also love how he infuses art and music and literature into his work so seamlessly. My ideal Murakami world to live in would be the weird, surreal stuff, but I'd take the more ordinary worlds (ex: "Norwegian Wood" or "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki") too.