Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things on Our Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

If we could get authors to write about anything, it would be more of the following:

Sheri's Hopes:  

1. Shapeshifters and Native American Culture: I would love to see more YA books set in the American Southwest that either address contemporary Native American culture or use Native American stories as starting points similar to authors like Tony Hillerman, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Louise Erdrich. 
2. Werewolves: I just can't get enough of them particularly the ones like Lupin (Harry Potter) and Luke (Mortal Instruments)
3. Friends fighting the good fight: books that don't focus on romantic conflicts but instead groups working together to overcome a common enemy but with some romantic tension thrown in every now and again
4. Jane Austen Spin-Offs: I simply can't get enough of these particularly when authors set the stories in fabulous locations
5. Study Abroad and Fall in Love: I enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss so much I would love to read more along those lines.

Pam's List:

1.  Time Travel.  I love time travel books so I would love to read more.

2.  Less love triangles (or less pointless love triangles).  This plot device has gotten old.  There are very few well done love triangles so unless it has a point (other than just to create problems for the couple) no more love triangles.

3.  Fantasy.  I've been reading more fantasy books and absolutely loving them.  Some of my recent favorites are Falling Kingdoms, The Burning Sky, and any book by Maria V. Snyder.  

4.  HEA.  I admit it, I don't care if it's realistic or not, I want my characters to have a HEA.  No more main characters dying (I won't mention the most recent example of that one) and no more romances that do not end well.  

5.  More snark, more banter.  I love books where the MC is a bit snarky and there's fun bantering between the characters.  The perfect examples of this are Unspoken and Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan.  Hilarious dialogue with so much snark and bantering.  Give me more.

What's on your reading wishlist?


  1. It took me a minute to figure out what HEA meant :) But I tend to prefer realistic over HEA.

    I like "friends fighting the good fight", ALWAYS more Fantasy, and love me some snark/witty banter :)

    Great list!

  2. That is one great and interesting wishlist!

    Check our TTT of this week.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

  3. Great list! I too would love less love triangles and more snark! Some of my favorite heroines are snarky!

  4. I love the idea of time travel too! Do you watch Doctor Who?

    Oh and I agree about HEA! I hate it when characters die or they don't end up together in the end - but I do want it to be executed in a realistic way. :)

    Our TTT

  5. Time travel and snark! I love both of those! I really haven't read too many werewolf books but I should check more of them out.

  6. 1. I adore books about shifters, so this idea is fantastic.

    5. After reading Anna and the French Kiss, I'm totally open for more of these!

    1. YES, I adore time travel books!

    2. Of course. Pointless love triangles will be the death of me.

    5. Snark and banter are my favourite things!

  7. Always more fantasy! You know how much I love it! :) And I love the idea of Native American culture, whether it's contemporary or historical fiction. And definitely more snark! It's my favorite. You need to read Cracked by Eliza Crewe. The main character is probably the snarkiest that I've ever read. Loved that book.

  8. I really need more Native American young adult fiction. I loved Shadows Cast by Stars. You should check out The Lakota Way by Joseph Marshall. He took the stories passed on from generations and made it into a small book. I'm glad I read it!

  9. Great list, I like the whole friends fighting the good fight, I think that's what I generally want out of fantasy series but I just never thought about in those terms before. I love snark and banter and would love to see more of that and of course less of love triangles.

  10. Great list! I would really love there to be less love triangles, they seem to be in everything at the minute and I'm kind of sick of them. I LOVE good banter and snark in my books, we definitely need more of that. Great picks :)

  11. YES YES YES to all of your list, Pam! NO MORE LOVE TRIANGLES and HEAs forever. We are in agreement. Sheri, I love Jane Austen spin-offs too, as well as study-abroad stories. Great list ladies.