Why Ginger, I'm so glad you asked! Three bookish trends I'm seeing right now:
1. Dystopian. While I am a huge fan of the genre, I do feel like the market is getting flooded with these. I've started to get dystopian fatigue and am actually holding off on reading any further dystopians for at least a few months.
2. Aquatic creatures. Sirens, mermaids, mermen, and the like. While I haven't gotten into the trend as of yet, it is one that I've noticed and been a little puzzled over. I'm open to suggestions on opening the door to the aquatic creature trend, so let me know what you like!
3. Series. Yeah, I love character development and series are a great way to accomplish this. I love being a part of an epic story that sweeps me away and encompasses my heart and soul. That doesn't mean EVERY BOOK needs to be a series. I need a good stand alone for some closure now and again, okay?
Three bookish trends I'd like to see more of:
1. Historical fiction. While I feel this is always on the back burner, I'd like to see some crazy awesome buzz and publicity going around for a historical fiction novel. It can even be a retelling for all I care - just share the love!
2. Science Fiction/Fantasy. Here's the deal - I will NEVER get enough SFF. That's partially because I love anything that has dragons and swords and wizards and stuff, and partially because SFF is so varied and creative and absorbing. The variety in characters and words provide endless possibilities and I am always wanting. MORE PLEASE.
3. Cowboys. Random? Yes. But how many YA books do you read that have to do with cowboys and the wild west? Yeah, this kind of fits into the historical fiction category but I'm being a bit more specific here. I'm looking for a Jesse James or a Wyatt Earp or Calamity Jane type character in a YA setting. If you've heard of one, please let me know!
What about you? What trends do you see? What are you over and what are you clamoring for? Let me know and link it up over at GReads! today.