Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist.

For whatever reason, I really struggled with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt. Perhaps it’s because I’m willing to read about almost any topic, but when given the opportunity to pinpoint ten items on my reading wishlist (i.e. the sort of characters, setting, themes, etc I would like to see an author write about) I drew an immediate blank. I’ve never been the most decisive person at the best of times, but the sheer abundance of choice was mind-boggling. So, after literally hours spent wracking my brain on the subject (Yes, seriously) here are ten settings, sub-genres, perspectives and themes I would like to see highlighted more often (or at all) in the future.

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

21 responses to “Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist”

  1. Lindsay says:

    Disney Villains. Brilliant. Retellings are my new favorite thing to read, so I’d really love to read some from the villains POV. Especially Captain Hook. Also, I’d read some 80s books. So much potential.
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  2. Ooh, I’d love to see more roadtrips, romantic comedies, and the 1950’s in books too! πŸ™‚ My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2014/01/20/wishlist/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland
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  3. Great list! Especially the 80’s and happy families (not everyone needs a tragic home life, right?) and road trips.
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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I will never have enough romantic comedies. Hope people are out there working on these right now.

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

  5. When done right, stories set during the 1980s can be really fun to read! I’m down for more books set in a bookstore or on a road trip, too.
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  6. Ann says:

    Disney villains? YES!!!! Excellent choice!

  7. alice-jane says:

    I love your choices! An absolute yes to survival stories, female friendship stories and books about bookstores! Bookstores are amazing (that’s a given right?). I’ve had so many great friendships with my friends who are girls and I hope to see similar relationships reflected in books.
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  8. I’ve seen Road Trips mentioned quite a few times today for TTT. I’m not actually a huge fan of roadtrip books. I don’t know what, but I feel bad because so many readers love road trip books.

    BUT, I am all for female friendships, slasher YA, and happy families. And oh my gosh YES, YES, YES to romantic comedies!!!!
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  9. RE Disney villains: YOU ARE BRILLIANT.

  10. 1950’s, yes! The 1950’s is probably my favourite era, although I have read next to no books set in said era. Also yes to bookstores. I know there are a fair few books that delve a bit in to bookish things however, once again, I have read very few. Your list is great!
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  11. I like survival stories as well! They can go in so many different directions, from being realistic (“Hatchet”) to dystopian (“Hunger Games”), but they are always exciting reads! Nice list!
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  12. Hell yes, Disney villains! I LOVE me some Disney. I also love road trip books, like Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, I would definitely read more of those. Great picks and I love how you’ve done your TTT!

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  13. JennRenee says:

    lots of great things. I agree with happy families, roadtrips, and teen slashers. great list.
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  14. I adore the 1950’s, which is probably a funny thing to say knowing how the era was known for it’s conservative, repressive mentality. Still, give me more!

    And I’m always up for Romantic Comedy!
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  15. Alexa S. says:

    I love your list for this week, Jen! It’s got a lot of great suggestions on it, but my favorite has to be romantic comedies. I’m a sucker for those, really, and I love it when they’re really well-written with super fleshed out characters too.
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  16. Cassie says:

    YES to : Road trips, romcoms, bookstores, happy families, the 50’s and the 80s! I WANT ALL THESE THINGS!!! Plus, ur graphics are Adorable. JUST SAYING!

    Now, shall we make this happen!?
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  17. TEEN SLASHERS YES.
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  18. Interesting to see you list Disney villians! I want to see adult fairy tale retellings. I feel like there’s tons of YA adaptations but not a lot for adults. I love romantic comedies, which is why I love chick lit. I hope you find some awesome titles that fit your wishlist!
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  19. Natasha says:

    I love the 80’s! Let’s have more books like The Breakfast Club or Pretty in Pink.

  20. Estelle says:

    Better later than never, right? haha I am the worst.

    But 80s: Have you checked out Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal?

    Happy families: Time Between Us series & I just read another one with a happy family and my mind is blank.

    Let’s make the Disney villains one happen! I feel like Disney is missing out on an opportunity there. Maybe once the Maleficent movie comes out… they’ll get it?
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