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Top Ten Tuesday: My Reading Wishlist

This week is all about what I want to read about. OH YES PLEASE. Let's roll.

  1. MORE SPACE OPERAS. I know that books like Avalon are hanging out there waiting for my precious attention. I know that and I love it and I want more of it happening.
  2. MORE GIRL NERDS. Where are you? You have to be somewhere besides John Green books. I know you are. 
  3. MORE DRAGONS. In general. Always. In all ways.
  5. MORE SUPER POWERS. I'm looking at the end of the Shatter Me series and it is killing me to know that I don't have any back up series lined up that's contemporary with super powers in it like this one. How am I going to survive?! 

And because I'm feeling snarky...

  1. LESS DYSTOPIANS. You guys, I love a good survival story as much as the next fantatic, but let's be real. We're starting to get dystopian fatigue just like we had vampire fatigue. Let's end on a high note, yeah? 
  2. LESS INSTALOVE. Let's get back to the tried and true slow burn. Or even better, the hate then love situation a la Lizzie and Darcy. How great is that? (the best)
  3. LESS UNNECESSARY SERIES. I swear, I read more and more books that suffer from middle book syndrome OR read the end of a series that is 300 pages too long. I don't know if this is an author thing or a publisher thing (I suspect the latter) but I would really love it if we could just keep the pages to where they should be and not bulk them with 300+ pages of angst and wondering around. 
  4. LESS HATERS. I mean, in general always but I'm thinking specifically to people being mean in the bookish community. If a book isn't for you, that's totally fine but you don't have to rage on about it, you know? There's a respectful way to deal with most situations. Find it. 
  5. LESS NOVELLAS. I mean come on. Put it in the book or don't. 
Do we share any of these? Please let me know!
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Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. YES to all this. I don't read the novellas, I think a trilogy could usually be trimmed to a duology (is that the right word?)...all of the above.

    1. Ain't nobody got time for all those novellas!

  2. Love both your lists. Especially yes to more super powers and girl nerds!

  3. Great lists, both of them. YES to #2 and #3 in list one. And to #1, #2, and #4 in list two.

  4. Unnecessary series! Ugh, I hear you. My kingdom for some decent standalone fiction!!

    Great lists!

  5. I will always and forever want more DRAGONS. There can never be enough dragons in books, just saying! And I'm with you on the less haters, for sure. The bookish community should be a positive place for all of us!

  6. Yes, yes, and YES! Especially to the novella thing. Sorry, I'm gonna say it - I think they're gimmicky.

  7. Great list. Yes, Yes, Yes a million times YES to less instalove and also love triangles for that matter - they are so common now and I am soooo sick of them. Great picks :)

    My TTT :)

  8. I saw the unnecessary series thing on another list and I couldn't agree more. I feel like by this point it's just what's expected and it's history's fault, not necessarily the author's or publisher's. I have seen more duologies lately so maybe that's encouraging. And the novella thing, I hadn't thought about it before, but it is kind of novella overload. At first I thought it was a fun idea to peak at characters a little more, but I am getting burned out.

    1. Yes! The only novellas I support are the Shatter Me novellas because they are from a completely different perspective. Like a whole other person. And there are only two of them. None of this prequal business!

  9. I would love less dystopians, but that's because I don't like them. I find them way too stressful for me to handle. But I do know what you mean, about flooding the shelves with a certain genre. It just makes everyone sick of it.

    And heck yeah more hate to love relationships. You can't go wrong going the Lizzy/darcy route! well, of course authors can get it wrong, but you know what I mean :)

    And seriously, series just wear me out, and I rarely keep going. Standalones are awesome!

  10. ok, if you want to cover both #4 and #5 try Brandon Sanderson's Steelheart, it's lots of fun :) And definitely yes for more standalone fiction, or duologies.

  11. Good list, I too would love to see more nerd girls in books and futuristic settings is another thing that interests me as well. I also agree about the less dystopians thing.

  12. I'm really suffering from the haters thing right now. I read and LOVED Ignite Me (haven't written on it yet so I haven't visited what you wrote so I don't know your thoughts) but I feel like the hating on that book kind of affected my reading of it the first time so I immediately - as soon as I ended it - began it again and didn't tell anyone. It was even better the second time. I think we all have things we like and things we don't like, but it is obnoxious to go on and on and on about it. Blergh.


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