Jan 21, 2014

Top Ten Things on my Reading Wishlist


Usually I write the books that I want to read, but there are a few things that I'd like to see in my future reads...

A YA heroine that I don't want to punch in the teeth.
Most YA heroines get on my damn nerves. Don't you agree?

More books with talking animals.
I'm a fantasy lover, so talking animals is right up my alley. That's why I love the Iron Druid Chronicles. There's a talking hellhound and he's HILARIOUS!

More books with dragons in modern times.
I love dragons, but all the books I read always take place in some sort of historical setting. I'd love to read a book with a dragon in New York City, using skyscrapers as its own personal perches *LOL* 

More fantasy books with black heroes/heroines.
Though I definitely have a fantasy series in the works with an all-black cast, I'd like to see other authors take that on as well.

A book that takes place inside a video game.
I'm sure a book like this already exists. Any suggestions?

More romance series featuring aliens.
It's going to be hard to follow JLA's Lux series, but I can't wait to see someone try.

No more Greek myth books about Persephone and Medusa.
There are hundreds of Greek myths, yet everyone wants to write about Persephone, who BTW, is one of the most uninteresting characters in all the myths. Medusa is awesome, but she's played out now. Move on, people! There's other myths. Believe me, I know.

More cyberpunk romances.
I read one called Hot Redemption by K.D. Penn and I'm definitely a fan now. I could read a few more of these!

Erotica with strong plots.
Thanks to Eden Baylee, I'm a big fan of Erotica. But most of the time there's just sex with no plot. I think a lot more readers would be okay with these sex-heavy books if there was more to the story.

A lot of authors are attempting to take this genre on, but they aren't doing a very good job of it. My one favorite is A.W. Exley, but I haven't read too many others that I've enjoyed. I just need one good Steampunk book to blow my mind. Just one!



  1. #10 - YES!!! They get so annoying and immature after awhile. I don't know if you read Teardrop but I honestly couldn't stand the main girl in there. She was sooooooooooooo annoying!!!

    #3 - I haven't read any cyberpunk books but I heard The Eye of Minds by James Dashner was supposed to be amazing.

    #1 - I read Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest and I actually really liked it. It had a zombie element in it so I'm not sure if that's something you would like or not.

    But overall, awesome list! Thanks for stopping by my post

  2. YES on dragon stories set in modern times! That is such a great idea, just like the movie Pacific Rim (loved it!). I think the book you're talking about in #6 is The Testing. Thanks for visiting :)

  3. I love your list! I love animal books, I want a new David Clement-Davies book - The Sight is one of my favourite books - told through wolves. Ha, ha YA heroines can be really irritating at times, I totally agree there. YES to more alien books, since reading Alienated and then Obsidian, I have become obsessed with alien books. Great picks :)

    My TTT :)

  4. Great list. I love #8. Ever since Game of Thrones I want my own dragon.
    Here's our TTT
    Doris @ OABR

  5. Dragons in modern time! That would be awesome!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  6. Yes! Especially #s 10-6!
    #10 - I LOVE LOVE LOVE Oberon! That series wouldn't be the same without him.
    #6 - Ready Player One is a book about mostly 80s video games. Although they aren't really IN a video game, there's an Virtual Reality/ Internet type program called OASIS. If you like 80s era pop culture, you should check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

    1. Oberon is the best! And I'll check out Ready Player One :) Thanks.

  7. You might like A Modern Witch Series by Debora Geary it deals with witches and the ability to use their magic and channel it through technology and computer games, and has a lot of tech and code lingo.
    And you might like the YA series Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld


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