~ Top Ten Tuesday ~


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This week we are talking about 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.)
1.  This is a hard one for me......I would have to say that I would love to read a Young Adult book from an adult writing author.  For example, I would love to read a dystopian book from J.R. Ward! I'm not sure how good it would be, but I would love to see how it would come out.  

2.  I am going to stick with the theme here and just say reading a book from an author that isn't used to writing in a certain genre.  Maybe a contemporary author writing paranormal and/or fantasy.  I know they are two totally different beasts because when it comes to fantasy/paranormal there needs to be a lot of world building and in contemporary not so much.  Contemporary focuses more on the characters and feelings.  

3. The Victoria Era. I love watching movies from that time period, but I don't see a lot of new novels coming out that are set during that time frame. Maybe even give it a little twist with a secret society of woman running things instead of the men ;) .

4.  Oh my, I am totally drawing blank with this TTT. Let's see, I would love to see an author to write about characters with more of your average complexions. In every book (99% of them) that we read, the female character is this beautiful, skinny and down to heart person. The guys are to perfect to be true, the face, the body and the attitude, its makes us women daydream about them. I just wish that for once an author would write about normal people, your average day/night person, with the struggles and the insecurities we all have.   

5.  Topics and plots! There are millions of topics out there that an author can write about, I am not saying that is easy or none of that, I just wish that there were different topics. For example, I almost every New Adult book that I've read the female protagonist back-story is rape/sexual abuse. It's being overdone by authors. Half of the time the female lead spend half of the book trying to come to terms with her past history, sometimes she does not even overcome it. In my opinion I think New Adult authors have/must find different social problems to write about and there are tons of them. 


6 . What I would LOVE really to see written is the retelling of when Mary Queen of Scots was around or something like that. I'm obsessed with Reign -a CW TV show- and the mid finale killed me, literally. I wanted to know what was gonna happen next. You Game of Thrones fans are lucky because you have books to occupy your time while waiting for another season. So hey you awesome young adult authors, can you write about Mary or maybe even her Ladies in Waiting?



7. Now onto characterization/plots . . .

Sometimes in Young Adult and New Adult books, you have the overly protective guy being a jerk and brushing the girl off because he has his so called "reasons." What I really want in a plot is to see the girl put her foot down and say "screw you" and walk away. Let him be the one to chase her. Let him be the one to know how it feels to have the brush off. Guys in books should know that: "It's not always rainbows and butterflies it's compromise that moves us along." (Sorry y'all I had to use that lyric)
 Back to the point, what I'm trying, and failing I might add, to say is that I want a female character who's headstrong and doesn't give in easily to the temptations of guy syndromes like broodiness, jerkiness, etc . (Well she can give in but after a ridiculous amount of groveling and apologizing from the guy). Girls can be alphas too you know, we're not always damsels in distress.




8. I'd like to read more books where the main character wasn't a thin, petite girl, who is never hungry and is really smart with special powers. I'd like to sit down and read a book about a girl/woman that has some meat on her bones and is not ashamed of being less than perfect.


9. More Post-Apocalyptic books. I know by now I should be tired of reading dystopia, but I can't seem to get enough of it, so bring it on!

10. Well, something that I really wish to read would be a Simon's POV for Wallbanger... I need to know what is going on in his mind during that book. There are things that only with his POV I could understand.



What things you have on your wishlist? Share with us. 

41 comments :

  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who isn't tired of dystopian books! And yes to more variety. I'm tired of all the main female characters being petite blondes who are starving.

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    1. Right!? I mean how hard is it to create an average looking girl that is kick ass!?

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  2. I drew a blank as well with this topic, so I slightly adapted it. I think you've picked some interesting themes! :-)

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  3. Kind of agree with that number 8. It does seem all heroines are teeny tiny people. Unless they say otherwise! A few have. Of course I am drawing a blank right now on those!

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  4. I've seen several bloggers mentioning average main characters (vs. extraordinarily beautiful, smart, etc. ones) I like that.

    I tweaked the prompt and a book-ish wishlist of book-ish things I wish I had. Hope you'll stop by!

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  5. LOVE the new look ladies, Great job!!!

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  6. Hahaha I thought that this one was kind of hard too. I'd books with more diverse characters. I'm want shorter, fatter, imperfect MCs. Also if you want more authors crossing genres, I love Kasie West.

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  7. Cool list. I mentioned average looking characters as well. :)

    http://www.booksmoviesreviewsohmy.com/top-ten-tuesday-reading-wishlist-2/

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  8. Great list. I'll definitely need to see if Reign is available in the UK - looks like my kind of show. Love the blog, too - it's fab and so cute!

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    1. Reign is beyond amazing! You must start watching it if you get it and thank you so much! We worked really hard and absolutely love it!

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  9. OMG DORIS we almost have the same thing

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  10. Interesting list. I agree that I'd like to see more ordinary people and more diverse New Adult plots.

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  11. I like your idea of reading YA written by adult authors. One example of this could be Maximum Ride by James Patterson. Patterson actually writes a good amount of YA and children's books, including Witch and Wizard. Maybe other authors will follow his example!
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  12. Great list! I also struggled with this weeks TTT. I'd really love a strong female character who tells the overprotective jerk guy to go f**k himself! Sometimes, it is exactly what is needed. Great picks :)

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    1. Right!? I'd love to see that happen. Authors, take notes! Lol! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  13. We definitely need more diversity in books and more strong females who have other things on their minds than guys. I love a good post-apocalyptic book and when they are done right you can't have too many.

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  14. I'm with Daisel and the plots! Can I please read a NA that doesn't leave me depressed? And Wallbanger...I want to read that book so bad...

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    1. Then you diffently need to read Wallbanger ASAP! By far one of the best laugh out loud book that I've ever read. ;D

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  15. Thank you for visiting Jorie’s Read’s by Starry Night Elf and leaving a comment. I truly like the collaborative effort on your blog!

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  16. Definitely love the idea of normal looking and alpha heroines!

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  17. Great list! This was a hard TTT. There are a lot more adult authors writing YA nowadays. Gail Carriger has a YA series now, and Joe Abercrombie is writing a YA trilogy.

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    1. Oh I didn't know that, I'll be adding them to my GR. Thanks for stopping by our blog! ;)

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  18. Yay Maroon 5 lyric! And Reign is amazing I would love to read a book about Mary or her ladies!

    My list is here: http://roseshadowink.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-things-id-make-writers-write-about-if-i-could/

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  19. Oh I love everyone of these. My empowered females brushing the guys off is a must and I am definitely sick of the same MC - white, skinny, beautiful but doesn't know it - give me a break!!

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  20. Great list! I agree about the book about Mary Queen of Scots. I've never heard of Reign though, but looks like my kind of thing. :)

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  21. Great list! I agree about the book about Mary Queen of Scots, and Reign seems like something I need to check out.

    (If this posts twice, I apologise. I clicked publish and my comment vanished)

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  22. I relate to this so much! Especially how characters are always this "perfect." A) Perfect in whose eyes? B) So now you're saying that the rest of us aren't fine just the way we are? I'm not fond of these perfects. Most people I know are insecure about themselves in one way or another. I find it much more interesting to find a more realistic character who isn't this presupposed idea of "perfect."

    AND I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE GIRL SAYING "SCREW YOU" TO THE GUY! I'm sorry but it's so funny and priceless and, yeah, I'd totally read that.

    Great list!

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  23. Oh, I can't get enough post-apocalyptic stuff! I love it!

    I'm also quite fond of Victorian era reads and I agree, more teen books about the monarchy. Katherine Longshore has done this. I know there must be others but I can't think of them right off the bat.

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