Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

It's been a while, hasn't it? I took last month off to get some things in order. Now, I am back and ready to get into the swing of things again. Despite not having posted in a while, I did read some amazing books while on hiatus. I will definitely be sharing those in the near future.

I've read some really awesome books lately but don't you wish there could be more of some of your favorites? Couldn't the author given this one a sequel? Couldn't the book be a bit longer?

Top Ten Tuesday is created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is: Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist. This is a letter to all authors out there that I need more of the following in my books, please:

Impossible heists are definitely something there needs to be more of. Who doesn't love a good heist, especially when it is impossible? I read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and wondered the entire time how they were going to pull off such a feat. It's impossible! There's no way! Another Book that Featured This: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I would love to read a book with an unexpected narrator. Imagine reading from the perspective of a pair of sunglasses or maybe even a chicken nugget. Or you could get super creative and get the perspective of Death like in The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. Another Book that Featured This: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

I just came back to the States from a long trip to South Korea. While I was in college, I studied abroad there and absolutely fell in love with the culture. And there aren't many books written that are set in Korea, or Asia in general. Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout is one of the few books I've read set in South Korea. Another Book that Featured This: Ink by Amanda Sun

There are way too many Beauty and the Beast and Red Riding Hood retellings out there. I suppose those are the go-to retellings. However, I would love some obscure retellings that haven't been done a lot. That is why I freaked out when I heard Renee Ahdieh was doing a retelling on Mulan in Flame in the Mist. Yes, please! I cannot wait for it. Another Book that Featured This: Roseblood by A.G. Howard

I love absolutely everything about To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Though something that YA doesn't get much often is such tight-knit families. Why are the parents always absent in books? I love how Lara Jean is extremely close to her family. It makes her that much more relatable because I am pretty close to my family as well. Another Book that Featured This: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

I haven't read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas yet but all of my reading buddies swear it is a book no one should miss. It is the type of book that incites change. Another Book that Featured This: Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff was not my favorite but I truly loved the dossier style format. It changed the entire reading experience. Instead of reading prose, readers were immersed into the story with snippets of emails, files, reports, and more. There definitely needs to be more of these books out there. Another Book that Featured This: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

There will probably never be another book like this. Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky was a one-of-the-kind satirical YA. It cannot be replicated. Have you read a YA book with dark humor in it?

There are not enough main characters in the world who read and write. When I read of a character who reads, I feel that much closer to the story because hey, I read too! Kath in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell reads and writes. We could be best friends! Another Book that Featured This: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

I love time travel books. Outlander may be the size of a monster but I will still read it because time travel! Also, alternate universes! That is super unique and a new take on the time travel genre. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey is a fantastic example of the complex plot that is all different universes! And you know I need more of it!

What things are on your reading wishlist?

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  1. Impossible heists? SO MUCH YES! (One of my favorite stories!) Tight-knit families and books like Hello, I Love You are great picks too. In my case, I just love the idea of more books set OUTSIDE the US or in more exciting places, which is part of the reason I found 'Hello' interesting. :)

  2. Ooh nice list! I forgot about more of the unique way of telling a story like Illuminae! I wasn't sure how it would work at first but it really does read easily! I love it!

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  3. Dossier styles give me life! one of my favourites is Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel!

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  4. Yes!!! I love all your answers but especially tight knit families and important issues. I think those two need to be more frequent in literature but especially in young adult literature!! Great answers!

  5. I agree with so many things on this list!!

  6. This list is ON POINT! I absolutely love and have read some of the books in this list and I agree that there should be more of these!

  7. I VERY highly recommend THUG. Obviously it talks about a really important topic, but it also has great family dynamics with the MC's family playing a huge role in the book!