Requested by Chris Kubica

BOOKS I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE IN

Thanks so much for the request @ChrisK!! Before I start, just wanted to say that I absolutely used to hate reading and never read any of the books assigned in school, but now I seriously love to read and just realized the other day I'm (accidentally) in between three different books at the moment. Anyway, without further ado...
  1. "Ulysses" by James Joyce
    One of my favorites and may seem like an odd choice in terms of plot, but the setting is so meticulously described, it's the closest I'll ever get to Dublin without having to take a plane
  2. "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
    Okay (1) technically a play, (2) I did read this for school BUT I never said I didn't read the plays that were assigned, and (3) another odd choice perhaps, but I've just had this huge fascination with everything about it - the characters, the setting, McCarthyism. And even though I know I'd be accused, tried, and lynched because I always get blamed for things I didn't do, I'm still picking it.
  3. The "Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling
    Moral obligation plus I'm almost more of a Ravenclaw than Rowena herself
  4. The "Millennium" trilogy by Stieg Larsson
    I'm OBSESSED with the books, the movies, Lisbeth, and desperately want to go to Sweden so this is a no-brainer
  5. "Less Than Zero" by Bret Easton Ellis
    Because being an overprivileged youth in 1980s Los Angeles is all I've ever wanted to be
  6. "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Is this another odd choice? I mean, sure you're raised in an isolated boarding school by teachers who make you paint everyday until you're ready to be harvested for your organs, but it's because of this that there's so much more hope and beauty in the rest of the world.
  7. "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler
    Needed to end with something funny and lighthearted after the whole burning witches and killing clones for body parts thing