This Tuesday The Broke and the Bookish asked bloggers to list the top ten things on our reading wish lists. It could be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain type of plot, etc. After wracking my brain here’s what I came up with.
1. More contemporary young adult books with a light fantasy element introduced.
2. Historical fantasy novels. Would especially love to see something magical or mystical set in Tudor England or Imperial Russia.
3. Modern retellings of Victorian novels.
4. YA novels told through the POV of multiple female characters.
5. Novels that feature sleep or dreaming in an interesting or unexpected way (something in the vein of Dream Hunters, by Elizabeth Knox or Insomnia, by J. R. Johanson).
6. Speaking of dreams I think would be really cool to read a book where the main character was a DREAMer immigrant to the United States.
7. Young adult adaptations of Hemingway or Fitzgerald novels. Can you imagine a teenage Gatsby or Brett Ashley as a cheerleader?
8. A new Alice Munro short story collection. Even though she’s announced her retirement, I can’t accept that it’s over.
9. I always enjoy books about sisters, so more of those are always welcome in my TBR list.
10. Another favorite category for me, is books that feature reading or characters who love to read and write. I would love to find myself reading a few more of those this year.
Let me know in the comments what you are looking for on your reading wishlist. Also, if you have any suggestions for me based on my list I would LOVE you to share them with me.
27 thoughts on “Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist”
I’d love to see more characters who love to read or write. It would be fun to see a modern day Jo March! 🙂
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A modern day Jo March would be amazing! Thanks for commenting.
I have some suggestions for you! 😀
2. The Grisha books by Leigh Bardugo. They are set in a kind of alternate universe Russia and are uber fantastical and seriously just downright amazing.
3. I haven’t read them, but Jane and Catherine by April Lindner are modern retellings of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
4. Again, haven’t read this book, but it’s about three girl, so it may be written from each of their perspectives! The Originals by Cat Patrick.
5. Wake by Lisa McMann.
I hope you like some of these recs! 😀
These suggestions look fantastic. I’m really intrigued by JANE AND CATHERINE. Thanks!
Yay! Glad to have helped ;D
I also enjoy books about sisters! I’d like to read more books with that theme. Great choices 🙂
I would love to read a fantasy set in Tudor England. I feel like it would be a perfect match what with them being so superstitious and everything. Great list!
It would be perfect. There would be so many options of what characters to play with.
Omg yes to number 7!
I know, right? I think the ridiculousness of the jazz age would translate to modern day high school so well.
Now there are some great ideas. I hope authors are taking note of today’s TTT.
Thanks. I’ve had fun reading everyone’s ideas today. This was a great topic.
Sisters is a great idea! I love my sister. She isy best friend and I would totally relate to something like that it would be very enjoyable!
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Thanks for the comment. Sister books are among my favorite. I’m glad I’m not alone in this.
I would really like to see more main characters who are big readers, or even writers themselves. It always surprises me how infrequently this shows up!
I know! You would think more writers would feature these types of characters since they themselves are most likely readers and definitely writers.
Yes to #2! SO. MUCH.
I know. That’s the one I’m most excited about coming up with. I kind of want to abandon my current MS to work on something more like this.
Interesting list. I love your ideas for historical fantasy novels!
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I love books about books or readers! Have you read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore? I love the Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman too and I think it fits the contemporary with a little fantasy bill! Thanks for sharing! ~Megan
I haven’t read wither of those, but will definitely look into them. Thanks!
As for books about sleeping/dreaming have you read Fade and Wake by Lisa McMann (YA)? You might also read The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint and Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink.
I haven’t read those, but will search for them in the library right away. Thanks!
In my novel, the main female is an avid reader and the main male is an aspiring writer!
Yay! Another reason I’m excited to read Truest!