This week’s top ten Tuesday with the Broke and the Bookish is a list of the top ten things on my reading wish list. Basically a what I wish authors would write about kind of list.
- Realistic nerdy girls. None of this nerd gets a make over, or suddenly being smart becomes cool or becomes a football star or gets the cool boy. Real life awkwardness that I can relate to, please.
- Historical fiction set in North America. I feel like I have read a lot of WWII fiction set in Europe. I’d love to get some perspective on what people thought it was like here.
- Realistic books about people with cancer, HIV, neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, etcetera. I find there aren’t many books that broach these topics well. Lots of them throw around cancer, but don’t actually describe the experience well (from what I know and have seen) and even fewer talk about some of the other life threatening diseases that people experience.
- Married people who stay married. I feel like many books are about people pursuing relationships or broken relationships or just not about that sort of relationship at all. As someone who is married and married “young” for this generation, I would love to see more books that look realistically at those sorts of relationships.
- Road trips. I love a good road trip. Reading about them is the next best thing to me.
- Books WITHOUT religious and cultural stereotypes. They are annoying. I love reading about people with similar and different cultural and religious backgrounds, but I can do without the stereotyping that goes on.
- NO love triangles. Love triangles are so very overdone. Please just let people have normal relationships like normal people. Please.
- Family values. This kind of goes along with the marriage thing. I want to see books where the parents are around, where there are actual sibling relationships and all that good stuff. Maybe I live in a bubble, but I like my bubble.
- Well-written retellings. I was a huge fan of “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and I would love to read this in book form. If I had to pick another that would make an interesting retelling, I might pick Les Mis. But, I really want to be sure that the books are actually good before I take the time to read a retelling that might just really be out there in left field or too similar.
- Fiction about university, grad school and professional school. Real stuff that I can relate to. I feel like those are way cooler times in life than high school.
What topics do you want to see more often?