You probably understand the idea of a bucket list, right? It’s a list of things we want to do before we kick the bucket. But have you heard of a fictional bucket list?
The way I’ve interpreted the fictional bucket list is that it can include things inspired by fiction, be activities you want to do with fictional people, or be conversations you want to have with fictional people. Here’s mine!
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All things Harry Potter
I mean, are you surprised by this one? Raise your hand if you secretly (or not so secretly!) wished a Hogwarts letter would appear in your mailbox when you were eleven. I still want to get that letter, and I want to explore Hogwarts castle, and watch a quidditch game and go shopping at Diagon Alley and all the things!!
Go on a treasure hunt with Robert Langdon
I’m a huge history nerd (though not nearly as well-versed as The Da Vinci Code’s Robert Langdon) and the idea of seeing spectacular art and visiting historical places brings a smile to my face, but getting to find out a secret behind it all is even better! It’s like the ultimate backstage tour!
Attend a Victorian or Edwardian house party
Inspiration for this bucket list item comes from all those Jane Austen novels and (it’s not a book, but still) Downton Abbey. It would be so fun to be fancy for a day and have amazing dinner service and wear a dress I could never wear anywhere else and play old school parlour games – and then promptly go get ready for bed using indoor plumbing and electricity.
Get toured around Singapore with Rachel, Nick, Araminta, and Colin
Crazy Rich Asians made me want to see Singapore so badly!! And these four seem really cool and knowledgeable about all the best food there is to find there. Maybe they’ll take me to a crazy party afterwards…
Shop at the Little Paris Bookshop
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary and prescribes books for his customers based on their life problems. Did I mention the bookshop is actually a boat? Yes, let’s go!
Visit the Night Circus
Specifically, I want to visit the ice room, but I’m sure the whole circus will do. When you’ve got two magicians competing to see who is better, the circus becomes something out of this world!
Do you have any fictional bucket list items you want to do?
Enjoy the journey!