Monday, May 8, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started by the Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they chose a new meme and bloggers pick their Top Ten Books, TV Shows, Movies, etc that fit that theme. This week theme is: Ten Things On Our Reading Wishlist! Basically ten things we'd like to see more of on our book shelves.

  1. Hadrian and Royce - Despite knowing the series is still on going in many different forms, there is not such thing as too much of these two.  They are two of my favorite duos in the fantasy genre.  I always need more of them!!
  2. Multicultural Diversity - The world is a vast place, filled with all sorts of people.  I would love to see more of those people represented in books.  Good guys, bad guys, whatever.  The world is so much more connected now.  Every kid deserves to find someone a fictional hero that looks just like them.
  3. Female Warriors - More and more of these are popping, but so many fall under the romance category.  Romance is great and all, but I want more women in charge that aren't cold, calculating, and feel incapable of love.
  4. Civil War Era (Fictional and Non Fiction) -  So much was happening during this Era.  Not just a fight between the North and South.  We were expanding and exploring the West, fighting the Mexicans, and the Native Americans.  There are so many pieces that have been forgotten and swept under the rug.  I would love to see more books about forgotten moments around the Gilded Age.
  5. Supernatural - I love a good vampire or werewolf story, but there are so many cultures with so many stories out there. Maybe even a Gothic tale about those who hunt them.
  6. Less Love Triangles - These just seem to be all over right now in YA fiction and I'm over it.  Which seems a bit harsh, but that's the truth of it.  I don't mind a bit romance in a book.  However, the pining and the angst of this one or that one... JUST PICK ONE! 
  7. Grim Dark Fantasy - Thank you Joe Abercrombie for bringing these kind of stories into my life.  These are the Fantasy stories where nothing, and no one, gets a happy ending.  It's a thrilling ride that keeps me at the edge of every page.  I need more these kind of books in my life.
  8. Alternative History - I've really gotten into these lately where someone turned left instead of right and the world ended up a different way.  Kind of a "what if" story.  Be cool to see more of these pop up.
  9. Villain POV -   A couple of murder mysteries I've read have shown the POV of our villain it was really good.  It added a bit of twist of the story, because while we still didn't know who they were, you got a look inside of their mind.  Would love to see more stories told from the villain's POV.
  10. Stand Alones!! - Don't get my wrong I do love a good series! Still, where have all the stand alone gone??
What's something you'd love to see more of on bookshelf? 


  1. Villain POVs are captivating. It's fascinating when you get a peak inside a character's mind as they fall into extreme wrong-doing.

    1. I think it adds to the suspense getting into their heads.

  2. Oh my gosh, yes! It seems all they produce now a days are series. I read a book and I'm kind of disappointed when, at the end, I have to go out a buy the other 6 books in the series. I want some good standalones once in a while. (Series are great too, but standalones!) Great list!

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday