I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is:
January 21: 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.)
Oh man. As soon as I saw this week's prompt, the old wheels immediately started turning and my imagination started racing in a thousand different directions and I knew I had to participate. Here's what I came up with:
1. I would like someone to re-write Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. There, I said it. Of course, it would be best if Collins re-wrote it herself, but I'm not picky. That book made me so angry. We also need it to be completed in time for the filmmakers to base their screenplays on the new re-write, instead of the current version. Let's get on it, shall we?
2. I would like the last two books in the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin on my nightstand by 8:00pm, please and thank you. Bonus points if Arya rules the world in the end.
3. I would like for the Next Big Trilogy to be based somewhere in Asia. I love reading in that setting.
4. I would like for more YA books in general to feature more friendship, less romance.
5. I would like for the covers of the YA books to not be photoshopped. Or whitewashed. Or feature over-sexualized images. If it's too hard, world, just stick to illustration and graphic design. Those types of covers are my favorites, anyway.
6. I would like for J.K. Rowling to write a new, non-Potter-related, high-fantasy fictional series that features themes of friendship, loyalty, bravery, compassion, and love. (But I don't mind if she also keeps up with her Cormoran Strike writing as well.)
7. I would like to read a suspenseful, tightly-written murder mystery that takes place on a pirate ship. (Not joking.) (Stop laughing. You know it would be awesome.)
8. I would like Sharon Shinn to write whatever she's currently writing FASTER.
9. I would like for Agatha Christie to come back from the dead and write another mystery set in modern times. So curious what she would have made from the material of the modern era.
10. I would like Fred and George Weasley to make an appearance in every single YA book from now until the end of time. I don't ask for much, people.
What do you want to read?