Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, it’s the Top Items On My Reading Wishlist.
1. A SEQUEL TO ELEANOR & PARK BY RAINBOW ROWELL
I would take even a short-story or a novella or an epilogue. I just need to know more about them, about how they’ve been doing since that last since in the book. Pretty please…
2. MORE ROMANCE NOVELS WITH LIBRARIANS OR BOOKWORMS AS THE MAIN CHARACTER
I really want to read more about these people become the heroes or heroines of their own stories and not just read or work around books.
3. MORE PLUS-SIZED HEROINES
Not that I don’t enjoy the trend. But once in a while, it feels a little bit contrite to read about heroines that somehow look like each other all the time. I’d love to read more books where the heroines are plus-sized but the story is not centered on their weight or their body-type.
4. MORE MULTI-FACETED AND LAYERED VILLAINS
As much as books are about the characters, the integral part of a story is really the conflict. So if an author uses a villain as the main conflict, I want to read about a villain who’s not one-dimensional. I want him or her to be as complicated as they can get. I want to care for him or her, on what his or her motivations are, what makes him or her tick.
5. HEROES WHO AREN’T PHYSICALLY PERFECT
The most recent I’ve read is Hugh Prentice from Julia Quinn’s The Sum of All Kisses. He suffered a broken leg because of a gun shot so he has a limp that will never heal. But I loved how he was portrayed in the book. I want more of this kind of hero. Not so much the ultimate perfection in all things physical.