Do you ever read a book and think with an element of the book that you wished to see more of that in other books? Yeah, you are not alone. Some things just tick with you, that will always work for you. And some things we just don’t see enough of in books. Certain tropes do often come back within books. So there is no wonder we want to see less of those and more of these other things.
This prompt was of course given to use for Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish.
- Slow Burn Romance
I need this with a passion. I am not a big romance person but slow burn romances make me cheer on and be invested in the romance so much more when it is done over a few books. I’ll be anticipating the romance instead of rolling my eyes.
Example: The Others serie by Anne Bishop
- Active Parents
I understand that young adult focuses on the young person and that dead parents are a great revenge point and all but this really doesn’t need to be the case in every book. In some books the parents are still alive but basically non-existant. I hate that. It is not always realistic. It doesn’t mean they have to be perfect. Just there, a part of the life of the character, you know.
Example: Timekeeper by Tara Sim
This is a given really. I don’t understand how there can be people that say that not all authors need to write diversely. #sorrynotsorry I thought books reflected our society?
Example: The Blazing Star by Imani Josey, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Surprising right? Dragons make everything better, really.
Example: Seraphina duology by Rachel Hartman
- More Book Series You Can Read Out of Order / Companion Books
There are so many series out there that you need to real in order. And some of them are so long that I really can’t be bothered. Even if the newly released book looks super amazing with that cover. But with series that you don’t need to read in order you can just pick up any book just released or that you come across. It makes life so much easier.You can also continue with the series whenever. There is no rush to have to finish a story line as it wraps up at the end of each book. I love seeing books set in the same world like that with reoccurin books that keep it fresh.
Example: Discworld by Terry Pratchett
- Lesser Known Fairy Tale and Classic Retellings
I understand that Cinderella and Pride and Prejudice are great stories to retell but there are so many out there that deserve attention to.
Example: It is kind of sad I can’t think of an example for this. Give me an example!
- Alternative History
I’ve recently realised I quite enjoy when authors have a look at our history and rewrite portions of it so it will give us a different present. So many options.
Example: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine