Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

The Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

1. The Marauder's Era - Ever since reading Order of the Phoenix, I've been fascinated with what's been deemed the "Marauder's Era" of Harry Potter. I think it would be so cool to read about James and Sirius and all the others as Hogwarts students during Voldemort's first rise to power. It would awesome to see how the Order was formed and how James and Lily "thrice defied" Voldemort!

2. Midnight Sun/The Twilight series from Edward's POV - Judge me if you will, but I have not made any secret of my unabashed love for the Twilight saga. I cannot begin to tell you how heartbroken I was when Stephenie Meyer announced that Midnight Sun was being put on indefinite hold, all thanks to someone leaking the first twelve unedited chapters online. Edward Cullen is one of my favorite fictional characters and I really, really hope that someday Stephenie will have a change of heart and be able to continue his story.

3. Historical YA - When I was younger, I was absolutely obsessed with the Royal Diaries book series. So obsessed that during one library outing, I checked out every single volume they had available (which probably amounted to about ten books). I think it was reading these books that first made me realize that being a princess was, in reality, absolutely nothing like the Disney movies would have you believe. These young girls struggled and dealt with hardships and responsibilities that were unfathomable to me at the ages of twelve and thirteen, and I admired them so much for it. Once I got to high school, I became less enthused with the selection of historical fiction available for young adults; it all seemed too unrealistic. But now that I'm really getting into shows like Downton Abbey and Reign, I would really like to see some good historical YA books again.

4. YA Thrillers - Think Gone Girl for the young adult set. The book I'm currently reading, No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale, sort of falls into this category.

5. Time Travel/Doctor Who-style Fantasy - After being on tumblr for almost two years, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I finally got sucked into the Doctor Who fandom. After seeing endless gifs/fan art/fan videos/you name it popping up on my dashboard, I felt like I was part of the fandom even though I'd never even seen the show! So when I was browsing through my cable's on demand menu and saw that they had the new series of Doctor Who, I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a shot. I started with episode one of series five and since then I've come to adore Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as the Doctor and Amy, and have being dying to read stories similar to theirs.

6. LESS LOVE TRIANGLES - Good lord, if there's one thing that annoys me when reading a book it's when I start hardcore shipping two characters together only to have a new guy/girl come along and try to break up the relationship. STOP IT! JUST STOP! I know it adds drama to the story, but for once, just once, can we please see a relationship where two people stick together and don't stupidly fall for another person?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.


  1. Yes, yes, yes to less love triangles. I really don't understand why it's apparently the norm in YA nowadays. I mean, I don't mind a few, especially if they are well written, but too much is too much.

    I'm definitely not judging you about Twilight! Twilight will always hold a very special place in my heart AND my shelves because it is what got me into reading again. I loved this book and it's even a favorite of mine. I haven't read it in years though, so I have no idea if I would still like it now after reading so many books after it, but still.

    Also, I would be super thrilled if J.K. Rowling would write a book about the Marauder's Era. Seriously, I love Harry Potter and I would love every new book she would write in Harry's world, but a story about the Marauders would be especially awesome!

    1. I don't either! They're just so irritating! And I agree with you - if it's well written, I can handle it. But if it's just thrown into the story for no apparent reason other than the author thinking, "I'm writing YA so I MUST include a love triangle!" I don't want to read it.

      That's so good to hear that there are still Twilight fans out there! Sometimes I feel like I'm in the minority, especially in the book blogging community.

      Maybe we should start a petition, haha! I'm sure there are tons of Potter fans who would love a Marauders book!


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