Top Ten Tuesday: My Reading Wishlist 1/21/14

toptentuesdayThis week, The Broke and the Bookish are asking about all the fun things we want to read about or things we want authors to write about. These things can be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain plot, etc. A number of things jump to mind…and make me pause and think hmmm, what does this say about me?

1. Serial Killers-Lucky me, there are a few new serial killer books coming out this year!

dear killer killer instinct blood of my blood

2. Oz retellings-And more Oz books! I love the world of Oz and can’t wait for the new Dorothy books coming out. Below is the only one with a cover image right now. Still waiting on Prophecy of Oz by Megan Shan to get a cover.


3. Male point of view-I feel like I read so many books with awesome heroines. Male POV is always a welcome change of pace for me.

grasshopper jungle avalon sunrise

4. Road trips-My favs!

open road summer let's get lost

5. Time travel-I am way behind on my time travel books!

river of no return timeriders map of time

6. Ghosts-Even though I am a big baby, I do love a good ghost story! I just finished this one and I really need The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson!

breath of frost

7. Misfits-I love a story with quirky characters who haven’t yet discovered their place in the world. Because, let’s be honest. Who hasn’t felt out-of-place and unsure of themselves at some point? Current misfit read:


8. Con artists-I want more books like How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller and The Curse Workers by Holly Black!

how to white cat

9. Aliens-there is such a wide range of alien fare out there. So far I have been enjoying these:

mothership 5th wave number four

10. Sassy heroines-A sure-fire way to get me interested in a book is to describe the heroine as smart, sassy, or snarky. I do love a mouthy leading lady!

heartsatstake paranormalcy i'd tell you bloody jack

What are your go-to topics/characters/settings?

Happy Reading!



8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: My Reading Wishlist 1/21/14

  1. Great list. I would love to read a good ghost story I haven’t read one in a while. Aliens would be cool in a horror..haven’t had a good one like that in a Sassy females characters are always great!

    Have a great week!

  2. Since reading Alienated and Obsidian late last year, I’ve become alien obsessed, we need more alien books! I also would love more books from a male POV and serial killer books – that one made my list too 🙂

    My TTT 🙂

  3. I’m with you on #7, 8 and 10! I didn’t realize Oz retellings were so popular. Fan fiction?

  4. Con-artists! That is a great idea! Awesome list!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  5. I would like to see more “science-y” science fiction books. A recent example would be Inhuman by Kat Falls. Humans that have mutated after being “enhanced” with animal DNA are separated by a giant barrier along the Mississippi River from the non-infected humans in the West. What really made this book great is that Falls’ characters really delve into what caused the mutations and how scientists are working on a cure (which means they need access to the East, of course).

  6. Yes yes & yes on male POV, sassy ladies, and more books about time travel. Lovely list!

  7. Yes to #8! I thoroughly enjoyed How to Lead a Life of Crime. Although, I’m not sure home many of those I can actually stomach. Heh.

  8. Ooh! More Oz retellings would be great.

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