Top Ten Tuesday : January 20, 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme host by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s TTT 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.)

  1. Virtual reality/video game centered – I am a HUGE fan of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and really enjoyed Insignia by S.J. Kincaid. Basically I just want another book that is just as epic as Ready Player One.
  2. Set in space – After finishing These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner , I realized I haven’t read a book set in space since finishing the Across the Universe trilogy. Space is such a cool setting and I need more YA books that are set in space.
  3. Modern day Disney – If you love Aladdin and still haven’t picked up The Art Of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar, you should get on that ASAP. While it isn’t an exact retelling of Aladdin but had parallels to the story that made my inner child happy. I want to see more Disney/fairytales set in a modern day, contemporary setting.
  4. New Adult focused on Friendship – I am all for the steamy romances in NA but that seems to be the only thing in NA. I would love a NA story that has a main focus on friendship or really focused on anything outside of romance.
  5. YA Retelling of Scarlet Letter – I’ve seen this brought up and even discussed it myself on Twitter. Basically I want the YA novel of the movie Easy A is that too much to ask?
  6. Companion Series – I love getting more story especially when it is from a minor character who I loved. I really enjoyed Sydney in Vampire Academy and love her in her own series Bloodlines. Why can’t more characters get their own series? I mean come on who wouldn’t want to read about Kenji or Sturmhond more??
  7. Epic High Fantasy YA – Of course there are epic high fantasy books but most of them are considered adult. I want more like Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. Or maybe I just want Sarah to write faster (and she already writes pretty damn fast).
  8. Superheros – Why do they have to be exclusive to comics and graphic novels? I think putting them into a YA setting would be incredibly fun and different!
  9. A Vicious sequel – I started thinking about superheros and it made me think of Vicious. Vicious by V. E. Schwab was not only one of my favorite adult reads of last year, it was a favorite for the year. Victoria has said on Twitter that there is a chance at a sequel but I NEED IT (so go buy this book).
  10. A Harry Potter Encyclopedia – do I have to explain myself?


PLEASE recommend a book if you know it would fit into one of these categories! I feel like this week is going to be a good week for recommendations in the comments 🙂

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20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday : January 20, 2014

  1. Fishgirl182 says:

    I deginitely think there should be more stories in general focusing on friendship instead of romance. And yes to high fantasy. I would read more YA fantasy if it was out there.

  2. Reviews from a Bookworm says:

    So many great pics! I almost picked Disney style books but didn’t know if that would make sense, but I’m glad to see someone else who gets it! I also picked NA books that were about more than romance, they’re good and everything but I wish there were more genres within it – like New Adult dystopian or something. Great picks!

    My TTT 🙂

  3. BringMyBooks says:

    Ok, so I have a recommendation for #6, the companion series. I’m not sure if it’s really your cup of tea, (or slice of pie? {Checked out your about me, obvs.}), but it is an *amazing* series. It’s a mystery series written by an Irish author, Tana French. It’s written in chain link narration, which I absolutely love. Book 1 is narrated by Character A, and Char B is a minor character. Book 2 narrated by Char B, introudces C, Book 3 narrated by C, introduces D, etc. It’s such an amazing way to stick with a certain storyline but avoid getting bogged down in characters. The first one is called In The Woods (goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/237209.In_the_Woods?from_search=true) and it’s just so freaking good. And they just keep getting better and better!

  4. Wendy @ Book Scents says:

    Oh, more video game centered ones would be so much fun! I LOVED ready player one!! I just checked out Insignia on GR and added it! It looks intriguing! Yesss on high fantasy! I love it! Have you read the Green Rider series? It’s not really YA but it’s high fantasy and I love that series too! (warning: that author is quite possibly the slowest writer everr haha) I can’t wait until TOG3! =)

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