This one was tougher to come up with! Thank you to That Artsy Reader Girl for continuing on the Top Ten Tuesday Tradition.
Captain Kidd from News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Though he has to deal with the occasional shootout, the Captain has a pretty unique and adventurous lifestyle—riding on horseback from town to town to read news from afar.
Axies the Collector from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
Spending my days journeying across Roshar in search of rare spren sounds like a wonderful time.
Wren Natsworthy from The Mortal Engines Quartet by Philip Reeve
Wren’s life is filled with nonstop adventure and new sights in an ever-changing sci-fi world. I’d love to travel the Bird Roads in her shoes.
Dr. Chef from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Wayfarer sounds like the coziest spaceship ever, and its colorful characters make a wonderful family. Being its cook sounds like a great job.
Atrus from The Myst Trilogy
I’m not so power hungry that I envy Atrus’s ability to create new worlds, but I do envy his ability to visit them.
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
She gets to roam around the Hogwarts library . . . that’s enough for me to want to switch places with her.
Meggie from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Whenever her father reads, the book comes to life. While that makes for some scary scenes in the book, it also makes for some amazing adventures.
Richard Mayhew from Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
After finding Door bleeding in the street, his world turns upside down and his life in London disappears. But it kick starts his life in London Below, making for a twisted adventure.
Bea from The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
She gets to work in a bookstore and explore the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. What more do you need?
Shallan from the Stormlight series by Brandon Sanderson
Though she gets herself into the craziest messes, I would love the chance to hang out with her spren, Pattern.