top ten tuesday: things on my reading wishlist

Top Ten TuesdayThis week I’m participating in Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. I’ve always wanted to participate, but for some reason I never have. From now on, I’m going to try to make this a weekly thing on my blog. We’ll see how that goes. πŸ™‚

So, this week’s theme is: Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist. Let’s get started, then, shall we?

  1. Books set in the 1920s. I recently finished reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (review coming soon!) and I absolutely loved it. It’s such an interesting time period in American history, and I wish that more authors would take advantage of that.
  2. The incorporation of letters/emails in books. I love when books are written in the form of letters or emails. It adds that personal touch to it and makes it seem as though I am inside the character’s head. Some excellent examples of this are Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments and Jennifer E. Smith’s This Is What Happy Looks Like.
  3. Characters who speak multiple languages. Although I have taken Spanish classes in school for many years, I really am fluent in only English. Because of this, I am fascinated by people who can speak many different languages. How do you people do it??? I think that this subject has a lot of potential to be interesting as well as informational.
  4. Characters going through the college application process. Recently I read Mariah Frederick’s Crunch Time, which focused on students taking the SATs. Others may not find this topic interesting, but I am currently looking at colleges right now and I would really appreciate different perspectives on this super stressful time.
  5. Other planets. Forget Earth! So many books nowadays focus on the future of Earth and how different it will be centuries from now. But underneath all of that it’s still Earth. I think it’s definitely time to switch it up a bit!
  6. Characters who are aliens. Wouldn’t this be so cool to read about? What would they look like? What would their customs be? What would they think of Earth? Or better yet- what if Earth wasn’t even mentioned? All of these unknowns are making me really want to read a book like this!
  7. Books in the form of poems. I’ve read a few books that were written in the form of poetry, but there aren’t many out there that I know about. I love poetry, and I love how each poem is itself a separate piece of writing but that it’s also part of a larger story.
  8. More YA historical fiction. I feel like there is a lot of historical fiction for middle grades and younger, but not that much when it comes to the young adult genre. Well, that needs to change! I love love love love history, so historical fiction is one of my favorite genres!
  9. Books written for young adults/adults from the perspectives of children. The other day I finished reading Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane (review is coming- in the meantime, I highly recommend it!) which was written from the perspective of a seven-year old boy. It’s something that everyone can connect to because we were all children once.
  10. BOARDING SCHOOLS! I love books about boarding schools. I always have, and I’m pretty sure that I always will. I’ll probably do a post about my love of them sometime in the near future, but for now I will be satisfied if there are more books about this awesome topic! THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES. πŸ™‚

And there you have it! My first Top Ten Tuesday is done, and I can’t wait to do it again next week. Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for books that meet the things on my wishlist, or if you have a wishlist of your own.

Yours,

HOLLY

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3 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: things on my reading wishlist

  1. I would like characters who are aliens to be in more of my books! They give a new perspective on life on Earth. I read this article one time about “Nacirema”, and it talked about this weird culture that seemed so foreign and abstract. However, when I finished the article, I realized that Nacirema spelled backwards was America, and the article was all about the American culture. Authors should think more like this and give a new perspective on commonplace topics. Nice list!
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  2. Try reading Anna and the french kiss by Stephanie Perkins. It has boarding school and two different languages spoken by characters! Best part is: Stephanie Perkins is a Nerdfighter- I got to know that later though.. πŸ˜›
    Then there’s Hitch hiker’s guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams- so many different planets, you’ll have difficulty keeping up!

    I like books that have the inner workings of the glamour industry- be it fashion magazines, producing movies or whatever! Like Devil Wears Prada… Any suggestions?

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    1. Hmm… Have you read This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith? It’s about a “normal” girl and a movie star who fall in love. It’s really adorable!!
      Thanks for commenting! πŸ™‚

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