Awhile back I had the lovely Katie at Call Me Crazy as a guest blogger [read the post here] and she presented the idea of a bookish life where you cast your best friend, boyfriend, home, and villain from novels as though your life were a novel. So I found that to be a pretty interesting idea and decided to do it for myself. Here is my bookish life:
Scarlett Wakefield series by Lauren Henderson
Scarlett is seriously spunky, smart, and funny. She's got a quirky way of looking at life and she's never boring. I would love to have her for a best friend also because I'd love to help her solving the mysteries she gets herself involved in or thrown into by accident. I'm a die-hard mystery fan so hanging out with Scarlett and getting revenge on her arch-enemy Plum would be too much fun to pass up.
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
I found the romance between Jacinda and Will to be super intense, taking me back to the delicious nervousness and butterflies of my high school days when love was a brand new concept and kissing still made my heart flutter. (I really should've polished my review of the book and posted it here. Maybe I still will)... There is such a strong, protective vibe with Will that he strikes me as one of the most romantic figures in YA lit at the moment. I might have chosen Number 4 from Pittacus Lore's book I Am Number 4 but he simply belongs with Sarah and only Sarah. :D
Dark Secrets series by Elizabeth Chandler
Wisteria, Maryland is the setting of Elizabeth Chandler's Dark Secrets series which is a set of supernatural romance stories. There are ghosts and mysteries and old family secrets in every corner of the town. It's also a nice, small town with a main street full of boutiques and mom & pop type shops. It's idyllic and surrounded on three sides by water so that it's almost an island. I'd absolutely love to live in a place similar to Wisteria. I wish it existed!
The Forbidden Game trilogy by LJ Smith
Julian is my ideal villain because I like my villains to be the ones who might, just might turn good for the right person. They are moody and tragic and usually outshine the silly boyfriend who's busy whining internally for not being good enough for the heroine who is finally learning to stand on her own two feet. So that's Julian and he's gorgeous with almost white blond hair, impeccable fashion sense, and eyes so blue that they defy description. He's got a good sense of fair play, wants to make Jenny his shadow queen, and he reminds me of Jareth from Labyrinth. What's not to like?
What's your bookish life?