Top Ten Things I Want to Read About

January 21, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 7

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

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.)

This is a hard topic because I really do think that if you look hard enough, you could find a book about just about everything.  So this is just a list of things I love to see in my books or would like to find more of!
  1. Witty banter – Give me a book with witty characters and you’ve got me hooked.  I love to chuckle, snort and laugh out loud when I read my books!
  2. Good family dynamics – I’d love to read more YA books with families that actually love and support each other.  Really, there are families like that out there!
  3. Cute kids – I’m a sucker for a cute kid in a book.  A cute, precocious kid?  Yep, I’m sold.
  4. Cute animals – You got it – I like cute things.  Really, any kind of animals that play a major part in a story are a plus for me (I love fantasy books with animals), but if the animals are cute it’s a bonus!  🙂
  5. Diverse characters – I read recently that books with a minority character on the cover don’t sell as well and that makes me really sad.  Maybe if more and more authors write really good diverse characters, it will make a difference!!  I’m not saying that I want more books all about race relations or anything – I just want more diverse lead characters.
  6. Smart female characters – There are some out there, but I’d love to see even more!
  7. Strong friendships – I love to see a book that has really solid, strong friendships at its core.  Friendships with witty banter are an added plus!  🙂
  8. Exotic locations – We’ve all gotta dream, right?  I want to travel the world!  But since I can’t, I want to read more paranormal stories (since I love those) in exotic locations!  
  9. Unique superpowers – Give me something really interesting – something that should never work – and then make it work!
  10. Unicorns – Yep, you read that right.  Unicorns.  Come on, you know you loved them when you were a little girl (well, unless you’re a guy).  I want a grown-up fairy story involving unicorns.  It’s not so weird – okay, it is a little, but I’m going with it anyway.
So, what are you looking for?

7 Responses to “Top Ten Things I Want to Read About”

  1. Bregje

    Witty banter is pretty high on my list as well. Eventhough the plot or the setting of a book might not be so good if it can make me laugh I don’t want to put it down! I also definitely agree on good family dynamics. Lately I’ve read so many books with main characters that didn’t have a loving family or they just didn’t have parents at all anymore, it annoyed me a little. If the fact that someone has a bad relationship with their parents or they are not alive anymore drives the plot, then I can accept it. However, most of the time it is completely irrelevant to the plot and that makes the writer just look lazy, because it looks like he/she isn’t prepared to invest some time in writing a relationship with a solid foundation.

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