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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.)
Wow! What would I like to see?
Dystopia that actually gets in to the WHY and the HOW! Not some silly romance, or worse yet, TRIANGLE, that just so happens to be set in a future world that sucks.
Spy mysteries that aren’t all sexed up! There are some titles out there I think might be interesting, but they turn out to be a bunch of bodice rippers – no thanks!
Chick Lit that has teeth! I loved “Emily and Einstein” and “Skipping a Beat” because they provoked emotion.
Well-done historical fiction that doesn’t seem like either: A) a history lesson, or B) a romance simply set in the past. I really enjoyed “The Rosetti Letter” and “The Devlin Diary” by Christi Phillips.
Humorous “self-help” books. I am currently reading (and ABSOLUTELY LOVING) “The Undiscovered Goddess” by Michelle Colston. I am LMAO as well as getting great journal prompts to help guide me to better wellness.
Duets – books written by two different authors. I have read a few, and have loved them all! (So, it would be a ‘more of this type’ on this one!)
Non-sciency Sci-Fi – does that make sense? My husband loves reading Sci-Fi, but what he tells me about them, there is just too much science for me (and violence). It would be nice to see something “out-there” but written for minds like mine! We would groove on that, but don’t want our brains turned to mush just trying to understand it.
Victorian-esque without the paranormal. I love the concept of bringing back the Victorian Era with futuristic gadgetry – but please keep your paranormal creatures out of it! Really sick of vampires and other ghouls invading my stories!
Time-Travel – this might be part of the whole Sci-Fi thingee, but not necessarily. I like time-travel (as long as it doesn’t get too sciency, but doesn’t seem far-fetched. Maybe with alternate histories because of said time-travel.
Modern adaptations of Classics. I know that this is a touchy subject with some, but WELL-DONE modernization of classic storylines would be great. (I just watched “She’s the Man” again yesterday and it’s a great modernization of Shakespeare!)
If you know of ANY books that fall in to these categories, please feel free to mention them in the Comments below. I am always looking for new stories to read!
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