Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and Bookish. Each week the bloggers at The Broke and The Bookish put out a topic, and discuss their top ten options for said topic. This week it’s Top Ten Rewind, where we can revisit a topic, or do one that we hadn’t done before. I decided to go with the Top Ten Things on My Reading Wishlist (if you could make authors write about these things you would. Could be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain plot, etc)
Books with road trips. Massive, sprawling country encompassing road trips. Heck, more books about trips in general! Backpacking across Europe? Biking in the back country of the US. Just a group of friends packing into a car or some sort of trip and having fun. Maybe it’s because I have such a want to go on a massive trip right now, but reading about one would really help squish the urge to get up and go–at least until it’s warmer.
More anti-heroes. I really love the darker male characters, and I’d love to see more of the ‘dark, dangerous and might not entirely be up to good’ type of literary boyfriends. I think I’ve been reading too many good boy books. I love some bad boys, and need more bad boys in my books.
More stand alone books. I love series as much as the next person, but sometimes I just get the need to read a single book, and fall for the characters and their world, and simply make up my own ideas as to what happens next. Some things really are best when they’re left up to the imagination. So I’d really love to see more standalone books.
More smart characters. I think it would be fun to read more about people who didn’t hide all of their intelligence, but laid it out. I want books with more characters like Hermione–smart, quick witted and like to research.
More spy books with tech and actual sleuthing, not femme fatale falling for the bad guy and spilling all her secrets. Give me something with mystery and intrigue. I’d love to see a female Bond book. Series. Seriously. I’d be all over that.
Books that don’t make being single such a bad thing. It’s okay to be single. It’s okay to go out with friends, and not date. It’s okay for the main character to live a happy, fulfilled life without a significant other.
Shape shifters. Not just werewolves, but shape shifters. Things that aren’t wolves, or big cats, or bears. How about birds? And while I’m on the subject of shape shifters and things that go bump in the night, I’d love to see something where werewolves/vampires/shape shifters are in hiding. They tuck themselves away from society. They’re not ‘out’ and roaming the streets.
Those are my top-ten wants on my wishlist for authors. Frankly, I just want more books, and more time to read them. If you have any books that meet some of my wishes, please leave them as recommendations, I’d love to check them out. What are some of your bookish wishes? If you’ve done a TTT post, feel free to link it in the comments below!