Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Posted May 9, 2017 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Top Ten Tuesday / 71 Comments

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

 Ten Things On Our Reading Wishlist (topic originally done January 2014— things you want to see more of in books — tropes, a time period, a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a certain plot, etc. All those things that make you think I WANT MORE OF THIS IN BOOKS!

I want to see more dual time periods is YA.

Books that focus on lesser known tragedies in history, you know so maybe I learn something.

More foreign settings that aren’t in Europe. Don’t get me wrong I love a Europe setting but they are the norm and I want more than the norm.

I would love to see more realistic college to “real life” transition stories.

Only guy friendships in books. We always get groups of girls but I want more dude groups.

I love and want more of POV’s from the bad guy, I am thinking on the order of You.

I have been lacking really good twists in my books lately, so more of those please.

I want more books centered around holidays other than Christmas.

More struggling stay at home mom stories. Clearly I want to read about myself lol.

Really funny books. I want more of my reading to make me laugh out loud.

If there are books out there that fit these categories please tell me what they are and I am sure I will buy them since I can’t stop myself! What do you want more of in books?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


71 responses to “Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

  1. I agree about foreign settings, I’d love to see more Asia for example or Australia/ New Zealand area. Dude groups would be awesome. And I definitely love a good twist, which is probably why I’ve been reading so many psychological thrillers lately. It’s fun to see how crazy some of the plot twists are. 🙂
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  2. I love holiday books! You’re right, though, it’s rare to find ones set around holidays besides Christmas. And I agree about more bad-guy narrators; I loved “You”!
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  3. I totally agree with transitioning from college to “real life” settings. That is definitely one I don’t think I’ve come across, but it’s so relatable! Even though I’m a bit out of that age range, haha!
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  4. I love these! I would really like more books set in foreign, non-Europe countries. The only one I can think of is Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard, which I LOVED! And yes to more struggling stay at home mom books lol. I read Keep Me Posted last summer and loved it, but I haven’t came across any others since then.
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  5. Where ARE the stay-at-home-mom stories? We need those.

    Have you read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson? It’s a graphic novel, but all about the villains, and just adorable. I laughed a lot over it.

  6. YES to so many of these! I’m a big holiday fan so I would love to read more books that involve other holidays other than Christmas (although, I really enjoy those too!). I also think it would really be fun to read a POV from the villain. That would be really different and interesting. And the biggest YES goes to, more shocking twists. I’ve been really underwhelmed by some of the “twists” in books. I liked to be surprised and lately they’ve been too easy to guess. Great list!
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  7. I love POVs from the villain, in any genre, I just think it adds so much more to the storyline and I loved You and Normal, there were two of my top reads last year (or whenever it was I read them) and they were done entirely in the villains POV.
    Yes on more history in YA and multiple time lines, I think it could be done so well and create such a unique read, something YA desperately needs.
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  8. Yes to realistic college to real life stories! One really great one I enjoyed was the Queen of Babble series by Meg Cabot. The first book is classic chick lit and the next two are kind of like… what happens after the happily ever after in chick lit. When the epic courtship is over and you’re in real life. Things happen maybe a LITTLE too easily for the protagonist, but I still really enjoyed this one!
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  9. Yes I definitely want more transitions from college to adult life! Mainly because that is kind of where I am now, and I would love to read about a character that I can connect to!

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