Today's topic: Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist (if you could make authors write about these things you would. Could be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain plot, etc.)
This is probably the best topic of all time because I always have so many ideas in my head and this will probably be a great way to let them out.
Chick Lits written about gay couples. There are YA contemporaries, Eroticas and a whole bunch of other genres that have gay couples as the leads but not a single chick lit. It would be so fun to read a nice, heart warming book, set in some small town, with a gay couple for the main couple.
Humans living on another planet. So I know one book that already exists that does just that but I cannot remember it's name (even though I've tried and would sell my soul to know the name) and I haven't encountered many books since then that do that. The general idea is that humans colonized a planet ages ago, they are no longer 'humans of Earth' but 'citizens' of that planet. It's their home... and then they meet up with the aliens, who they've considered enemies and have an adventure. Now before you go pointing fingers at the Chaos Walking series, I want the aliens to actually be... a lot different than they were in that series. Okay so I basically want a book that is exactly like the book I read years ago but yeah.
Ice Queens. I want an honest to goodness Ice Queen. Whenever a female lead turns out to be one, it's almost always because she had some traumatizing experience and as soon as the 'right' guy comes along, she gets over her 'ice queeness'. Can we not have a female lead who is an ice queen and possibly remains that way???
Books about the Salem Witch Trials. I get the feeling there are already some out there but... maybe something that I can read?
Historical romances NOT SET IN ENGLAND. This is really important. I want to read a HR that isn't set in England or Europe for that matter. There should definitely be more HR novels set in the States.. and I keep on imagining one set during the Civil War.
More second chance romances. Okay so I've gotten burned more times than I've hit the jackpot (I think) but seriously, there need to be more books like Spring Fever and Nowhere but Home.
More books that involve cooking. Not cooking shows. Cooking. As someone who loves her food, I absolutely adore books that throw cooking into the mix. Something sweet like Nowhere but Home. (I really did hit the jackpot with that one).
More spy romances. What is up with the fact that there aren't a lot of books out there involving spies and romance? And why in said books are most of the female leads women that need to be rescued? Seriously, we need more books like Ice Storm. With badass female leads who go undercover.
YA characters that actually like moving. As someone who has moved around quite a bit, I am one of the few people who LOVE moving so it always hurts a little when YA characters go on and on about how their lives suck and how they wish they could fit in. I'd love to read a book about YA characters that actually enjoy moving.
Beta Males. More beta males. Definitely. I am tired of all the alphas and the idea that girls only fall for the 'bad boys'. Seriously. NEED MORE BETA MALES.
Admittedly this list took longer than I thought it would but now all I can think of is 'that one more idea' lingering at the back of my head.