January 20, 2014 by Alice in Readerland
Top Ten Things on My Reading Wishlist
1. More Mysteries
I love a good mystery! Ever since I was little, most of my favorite stories have always been mystery/detective stories, so I’d love to see more of them.
3. Inner Character Growth
Whether the main character learns to accept themselves, or they go from being unlikable to likable, or they start out having no backbone and become strong, I love watching a character grow and transform before me.
3. More Retellings
Last year, my three favorite books all ended up being retellings. I’ll take fairy tale retellings, classic novel retellings, myth retellings, just give me more retellings!
4. Fun Settings
Ireland! Hawaii! London! A jungle! I love it when books let me “travel” to different places.
5. Books with an “Average” Lead
“Look! The lead is a special snowflake: Absolutely gorgeous, solves everyone’s problems, can do karate, guys fall for her, and yet she is humble despite her awesome-ness!” Yes, those characters can be fun, but I’d love more books where the lead is just your average, un-perfect girl.
6. Fun Time Travel
I love those books that are all “we must travel back to the past to stop the world from being destroyed” and are all full of adrenaline, but I’d also like a lighter, more fun, time travel book.
7. Treasure Hunts
I’d love to read a book set around a treasure hunt, I think it would be a lot of fun!
8. Un-Reliable Narrators
Unreliable narrators can be so much fun and give a book tons of twists!
9. “Behind the Scenes” Books
I’d love to read books that show you what you don’t normally see, like how hard an actor has to work, how much gymnasts have to practice, how hard singers have to train, etc.
10. Fun Friendships
I see a lot of really good books about friendships, like Friend A is going through something, so friend B supports her, or Friend A and Friend B get into an argument and they have to grow and make up. But I’d also love to see a fun book featuring friendship without a ton of drama; I love seeing characters who work really well together!
What’s on your reading wishlist?