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Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Now, if only I could combine all of these wishlist items into ONE CRAZY BOOK! Amirite?!

Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist


1. Strong heroines– This is a given. I love seeing strong women face harrowing challenges and succeed. In fact, a ton of YA lit has female leads. WIN!

2. Slow-building romance– Leave your instalove and love triangles at home for once. Give me romances like The Girl of Fire and Thorns! And Graceling!

3. Historical fantasy settings– Books like Born of Illusion sold me on this fantasy and historical mix. Maybe some ignored eras and new settings would work in the mix too. Like Roman times or settling in the new world.

4. Funny best friend/sidekick– I love a good book friendship. Ron and Harry. Anne and Diana. It makes me want to hug my friends…and make them feel uncomfortable!

5. Parents that are present and helpful– This at all would be great.

6. More pirates– Always more pirates. No brainer.

7. Hardcore science fiction– The Lisa of two years ago would be shocked by this statement, but I love sci-fi now! I want space exploration and life aboard spaceships. Aiming for the stars (<--corny joke)

8. Downton Abbey-era– No magic, just upstairs/downstairs drama. Cinders and Sapphires got me hooked. Keep em’ coming, publishers!

9. Retellings– Give me your fairytales. Give me your classic literature. This is my favorite!

10. Australia setting– Umm, what is the deal? I NEED more books set in this amazing country. Even if it’s just so I can imagine the characters with awesome accents 😉

What types of characters or settings on your reading wishlist?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Linda P

    I second the more parents. I hate reading a YA novel where the parents are completely absent for no good reason.

  • Mandy R

    I also agree with more parents. Are parents really that hard to write into a story? I also would like to see more pirates. My books are lacking in that department.

  • Donna Ritchie

    Could the parents be pirates? That would really sell it for me.

  • Lisa Schensted

    YES PLEASE to that great best friend/sidekick situation!

  • Reviews from a Bookworm

    Great list! I adore Downton and would love more books set in that era. Yes, yes, yes, a million times yes to slow burning romance, I am sooo sick of instalove and love triangles. Great picks :)

    My TTT :)

  • http://theindigoshelf.blogspot.com/ Makaela T

    I really loved Born of Illusion. The little bits of Houdini were awesome. I hadn’t read great historical fantasy since the Gemma Doyle Trilogy. A Roman era setting with magic and/or gladiators would be amazing!