Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created at The Broke and The Bookish. Every Tuesday, a new topic list will be posted at their website with one of their blogger’s answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
For This Week:
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.)
#10: Modern Merlin
I would love to read a retell of Merlin The Wizard in the modern world. Almost like how the books from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer were told. Maybe not that futuristic, but somewhat modern.
#9: Serial Killer
There’s only a handful of books where the narrator or the main character of the story is the villain. I’ve always had this fascination with serial killers and how they think. I want to know what goes in their minds – how they decide to kill, why, and what makes them do it.
#8: Ancient Egypt
I love The Mummy movies! And I love the times when Egypt was still building the pyramids. I’ve come across a few books set in ancient Egypt but not quite the setting I want.
#7: Forensic Reconstruction Artist
There’s this show, Bones, that I’m completely addicted to – like the I-record-every-new-episode-and-rewatch-them-over-and-over-again-until-the-new-episode-comes-out kind of addiction. Angela, although not my favorite character from the show, has an awesome job. She’s mostly the one who figures out who John Doe is and how a crime was done. I’d love to read a book from her point of view. It doesn’t have to be Angela, but someone who has the same job as her.
#6: Multiple Personality
I love this topic – multiple personality. I don’t know if there’s such a book already out there that I just don’t know but I’d love to read a book where there’s multiple POVs and I won’t know until the end that the multiple POVs are the POV of the same person who has a multiple personality disorder. Confusing I know. I got a bit of a headache just thinking about it.
#5: Ancient China
Just like ancient Egypt, ancient China is one of my most favorite settings. Fushigi Yuugi (a.k.a Curious Play) is a Japanese manga and anime mostly set in ancient China. I just loved the feel of it and fell in love with the place. It became one of my most favorite settings because of that anime and manga.
#4: Tiva from NCIS
Tiva is Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David’s couple name tandem (I don’t know what to call those things) from the TV show NCIS. I’m just halfway through Season 7 (waaay behind I know) but Tony and Ziva’s relationship is driving me nuts! Slowest relationship development ever, but also the biggest tease and most awaited ever, at least in my opinion.
Yes you heard me, dreamwalkers. I loved the idea of dreamwalkers so much from The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon that I’ve been searching and searching the web for more books with dreamwalkers (or at least the same idea as dreamwalkers).
#2: Ancient Japan
Just like ancient China and Egypt, I love ancient Japan. Actually, I love Japan and anything Japanese. I love sushi, Japanese technology, manga, and their anime and I will only ever own Japanese cars (okay maybe GMC trucks in the future but for cars, definitely Japanese). Understandable how I would love to read books set in Japan. Ancient Japan would be a bonus!
#1: Modern World Dystopia
I’ve read a bunch of dystopian books in the past year. Most are post-apocalyptic or something that is set after something big happened that forced them to live in a dystopian world. I want something different. A world where you need permission from the government to travel to different countries (like passports and visas maybe?), you need permission from the government to be able to drive or operate a machine (you mean like a license?), the very food you eat is controlled or modified to how they want it to be (does GMO food sound familiar?), or where everything we do is tracked by the government and big corporations and privacy is but an illusion (oh like banking trnsaction history, call logs, browsing search history, camera everywhere, satellite tracking, etc?). Maybe a world where even the clothes to wear, the food we eat, the way we think, and the way we look is fed to our brains over and over again (hmmm… TV ads, movies, stores, etc?). How about a world where books and movies can be banned from certain countries (isn’t that already happening)? Or the craziest one, in my opinion, is a world where they force or brainwash people into believing in a certain belief and that if they don’t follow they will have terrible consequences in this life or the next and that their way is the only way (I bet this sounds familiar huh?). Are you starting to see the big picture? If not, then it’s okay. It’s probably just me then. You might even say I’m exaggerating or overreacting but this is what I see. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to rebel or free us or anything crazy that we only find in movies and books. This is only my opinion and my goal is not to start a big debate online so don’t go crazy on the comments section. What I’m trying to say is I would love to read a book where it is in a dystopian setting but also in the modern world like how we actually live right now.
For The Readers: Anything on my reading wishlist that you also want to add to yours? Do you know any books that fall into any my reading wishlist categories? What are the top ten things on your reading wishlist? Post the link to your own Top Ten Tuesday for this week or just share your thought below.