Top Ten Tuesday: My Reading Wishlist


This week’s TTT asks us, the readers, this question: what do you want to read about? What plots and characters and time periods and genres do you want to get lost in? Here are a few of my wishes:

1. More nostalgia fiction/nonfiction. What I mean is, more stuff set in or about the 1980s and 1990s. I cannot get enough.

2. More genre in literary fiction. Let’s have more well-written, thought provoking books starring vampires and werewolves. More outer space next to Alice Munro. And romance stories that defy my bitter heart much like Me Before You.

3. More Westerns. BECAUSE. Cowboys are sexy.

4. More accountants/lawyers/managers/office workers. I might be biased here.

5. More mixed media novels. Who doesn’t like pictures and other tidbits in their reading experience? We’ve been bringing books to cinema for so long. Time to bring a little cinema to the book.

6. Book soundtracks. That needs to be a thing that happens on the regular.

7. More diversity. Never a bad thing.

8. More time travel. Please, please, please.

9. More horror. Where did all the really great amazing horror go?

10. More Emma Thompson. I just want her to sit down one afternoon and write a book of her thoughts about all the things.


10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Reading Wishlist

  1. #2 and #4.

    #2 because well done genre literary fiction is rare (i.e. Red Moon or The Last Werewolf, worht reading is you haven’t).

    #4 because the word is filled with office workers. Let’s make literature a little more authentic.

    Oh and #6 is a topic near and dear to my heart.

  2. 3. Totally cool with more cowboys.

    8. Time travel is one of my favourite things! There definitely needs to be more.

    9. YES. I miss my childhood and reading all the Point Horror books. I need more!

  3. As far as mixed media goes: have you experienced “S” by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst? It’s a novel-told-in-notes – with assorted code breakers and scribbled-upon pieces of paper napkins tucked in the pages – surrounding a fictional novel within the note-takers’ story. The novel itself is packaged like a used library book. I haven’t read it yet, but I watched my sister and her roommate absolutely devour it in two evenings. I guess it’s pretty nifty, and very creative indeed.

    • “S” is definitely on my list. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I’ve enjoyed a mixed media that I’ve read so far – but think if done correctly it would be amazing!

  4. Re: #2 – Maybe we should just merge some of the genres. I’ve read SO many books shelved in fiction that could easily fit into another category. Deborah Harkness’s All Souls trilogy has witches, demons, and vampires, but it’s not in sci-fi/fantasy. The way stores/publishing categorize makes no sense!

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