Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
 where bloggers share their opinions on bookish topics in list form
Topic: Things On My Reading List
(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.)
 1. Contemporaries Without Romance
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE ya contemporary romances! I'm just saying that I would love to see more contemporaries with more friendship building and other important things, rather than the characters falling in love. This is not a slam on romances, guys.

2. Books In The POV Of Side Characters
If you have read THE BOOK THIEF or TIGER LILY, then you know what I'm talking about. I would like to have more books written from the perspective of a character that isn't really involved in the story. For example, TIGER LILY is told by Tinkerbell, the fairy, who is a bystander and overlooks everything that goes on in Neverland. Basically what I'm talking about is a narrator who is also a character in the book. I hope that made sense. 

3. YA Comedies 
I'm sure that there are billions of YA comedies that I do not know about, but I'd like to start seeing more comedies in the YA world! If you have recommendations for me, comment below and tell me about it!

4. Mythology
Again, I'm probably just oblivious to some awesome Greek/Egyptian/Roman mythology, but I'd still love to see more of this! I'm still looking forward to reading the STARCROSSED series! Heard it's great Greek mythology. 

5. Unicorns!
I don't know, I think someone should write a boss YA book about a unicorn. I can see it being very dark and dreamy. Somebody take note of this!

6. Alien Protagonist, Human Antagonist
I know that most of you are probably thinking immediately of THE LORIEN LEGACIES series, but that's not exactly what I mean. I really want to read a story in the perspective of an alien who invades earth... or something like that. Just a cool idea!

7. Crazy Original Concepts
When I say this, I mean things like the "Noise" from THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO. Something so mind-blowing and fascinating that I just HAVE to read the book because of that one thing!

8. Retellings
Retellings are some of my favorite things to read! Particularly fairytale retellings like CINDER by Marissa Meyer, TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson, DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige, SPLINTERED by A. G. Howard and BEASTLY by Alex Flinn. (Cinderella, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and Beauty and the Beast, in that order).

9. Beautiful Yet Terrifying Books
What I mean by this is that I love reading about books that are beautiful in setting and the poetic writing style. THE INFERNAL DEVICES series by Cassandra Clare immediately comes to mind! It's so captivating and gorgeous but at the same time, they're battling demons and warlocks and fighting against evil monsters. I've heard that SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY falls into this category.

10. Books + Music
FAKING NORMAL by Courtney C. Stevens is the best example of this. The book is an absolutely amazing story, but it's also intertwined by the main character's passion for music, and there are countless all-original lyrics that appear in the novel as well. 

Well, I guess this concludes my very first Top Ten Tuesday! Feel free to leave me book recommendations in the comments or just comment to say hi! Love hearing from my blogger friends!




  1. This Song Will Save Your Life is a good one for #10! And more contemporary's that are not centered around romance would be great.

    1. Yes! I REALLY want to read This Song Will Save Your Life! That was in the back of my mind while I was writing #10.

  2. 1) YES for comedies!
    2) Same for unicorns!
    3) Agreed about more books like Patrick Ness' series, as well! So original, and crazy, but amazing! :)

    1. PATRICK NESS! I was trying desperately to remember his name while composing this blog post, because I was too lazy to go to my bookshelf across the house...
      Do you have any YA recommendations as far as crazy concepts and super original plot go? (Is it go or goes?)