BOOKS I'D LIKE TO LIVE IN

  1. The Virgin Suicides
    I'm a teenager. The book to me amplifies the feeling of loss and longing and intimacy. I've heard criticisms of this that's it's a male sex fantasy and on some level it is, but that's kind of the point. It's about notes in your yearbook, it's about glimpses of something real and dreamy and terrifying through the lens of nostalgia.
  2. Never Let Me Go
    An isolated boarding school where people force you to paint everyday and raise you to be slaughtered? But it's also beautiful and messy and idyllic.
  3. The Neapolitan Novels
    @ayacash wrote about these and said that they start to consume your dreams. They articulate things about my childhood that I was never able to explain in words.
  4. Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
    He describes the world in such pretty prose that you believe the world is more beautiful.
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia
  6. The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    I don't believe anyone who didn't want to live in an art museum after this book.
  7. All of Nora Ephron's books
    I feel like all my flaws would become charming. The dinner parties would be fantastic and daily.
  8. Eloise
  9. Harry Potter
    Of course
  10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    I don't know if I could live here full-time, but it would make a great vacation.