Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s all about our bookish wish lists. Of course there are already some great books out there that are EXACTLY (or almost exactly) what we wanted. Or that are what we didn’t even know we wanted. But for all those great books, there’s still so much still left on the wish list. Things we want to see more of. From the super general and vague to the oddly specific, here’s ten things on my reading wishlist!
I’ve always been fascinated by roadtrips. I feel like they have some kind of therapeutic value and while I’m dreaming of going on my own epic roadtrip, I love reading about them. But there don’t seem to be that many about them out there, so I need more!
After finishing the Red Winter trilogy by Annette Marie earlier this year I am on a Japanese mythology kick. Dragons will always be cool, don’t get me wrong. BUT I WANT MORE KITSUNES! Please?
I’m a fangirl. I like obsessing about different things and finding great new fandoms to be a part off. So obviously I also want to read more about it! And I feel like there have steadily been more fandom-related books out in the world lately, which is great. But you know, more would also be appreciated 🙂
Maybe there are already a ton of these out there and I just haven’t been focusing on them. but when I thought about this list, parallel universes is one of the first things that came to mind that I want more of. Could be either fantasy or sci-fi in the style of Fringe or contemporary in the style of Sliding Doors.
Morally ambiguous / villainous protagonists
Well, here comes the obligatory Death Note mention (don’t look at me like that, I’m sure it’s been a while… right?) But one of the things I loved so much about it was the moral ambiguity of Light Yagami and his quest for justice, and even of L, the detective out to stop him. So yes, I need more of THAT.
I’ve recently fallen in love with the world of kpop. And I also watched the kdrama You’re Beautiful, which takes place in the (fictional) world of kpop and… I kind of REALLY want a book set in the kpop world. Focus on a boy or girl band, with a few different POV’s and then delve into their relationship with eachother, their management, their fans and how they are dealing with their status as idols. Someone please write this for me? I mean, the possibilities are endless.
Enough epic romances (just kidding, I always love a good epic romance). Give me EPIC friendships. In whatever way. Female friendships. Male friendships. Platonic male/female friendships. I need more Sam and Frodo, Safi and Iseult and more Blue and her Raven Boys.
More ACE / ARO / PAn / demi / BI / trans REP
First of all, of course I want more diversity in general. And yes, more gay and lesbian rep as well. But I also feel like the other sexualities are severely lacking in representation so I really need more of them specifically. Please give me more asexual characters, aromantic characters, pansexual characters, demisexual character, bisexual characters,… Just, all of them, please?
Hades and Persephone retellings
Okay, I have to admit I’ve always had a thing for the Greek God of the Underworld and his relationship with Persephone. And I am just craving great retellings. I guess it’s why I loved ACOMAF so much. And I know there are some more out there, but those I’ve seen have some terrible reviews and I’m super hesitant to pick them up. So please, someone write me a 5-star retelling…?
College and post-college
As much as I love YA and stories set in high school, I miss stories set in college and just after graduation, dealing with the stress of job hunting and finding your place in the world. Adult fiction usually skips this part and new adult tends to focus too much on romance instead. So how about some college and post-college stories?