Fantasy worlds are my favorite places to live. As I was growing up, my heavily wooded backyard was Lashai, and I spent hours and hours there, different trees representing different places in my world. It was a heart crushing day for me when I walked out my back door and could no longer see my world there. Granted, I was at least sixteen years old before this unhappy moment.
When real life failed to yield fantastic results, I drowned my sorrows in books. My list may seem someone juvenile, but Children’s and Young Adult literature have always been favorites of mine. This warm feeling toward the genre grew increasingly the longer I taught English to Junior High and High School. It is a love I can’t escape, and I can’t say I’m sorry about that. These are not in any order because I can’t do that. I can’t rank things I love. Blame it on having five children. I love them all for different reasons, and there are no favorites.
Alright, so your turn! Any favorites? Any holes in my list? I am always looking for new fantasy worlds to live in, so by all means, share yours and why.