Tuesday 9 May 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things on My Reading Wishlist 9/5/17

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This is an interesting one, I haven't really sat down and thought about what I would love to see more of in the books that I read, but tis week's top ten gave me the chance to do just that, so here is my list...

1. More books set in Scotland/Glasgow. Some of my favourite places and I would love to see more books set there. 

2. Books set in Denver. This is partly the fact that I know there are books set in my new home but I haven;'t read enough of them so maybe I need to get out there and look for some more or maybe I need something new set in Denver to be wafted under my nose...

3. Books with plus size main characters who don't have to loose weight to find their happy ending. I am seeing more of this in books but I am making it my mission to find these right now. I am loving Jennifer Weiner right now because I've found that she does this SO well!

4. More books where Yorkshire is not seeing as being all rolling countryside. Again, Milly Johnson does this really well but I'd love to see more of Leeds or York or Hull, real cities in Yorkshire that aren't all rolling dales.

5. Teachers represented accurately. I love reading books about teachers but so often I see teachers who have time to sit down and have a meal with their partner in the evening AND watch TV, realistically I don't know any teacher who has time to do both. And teachers who have a weekend? hmm....

6. Storylines featuring autism and ADHD. Again, there are a few more of these emerging but I would love to see more storylines with characters facing these conditions themselves or in their families would be appreciated. 

7. Books set in British secondary schools. I have read so many books set in high schools in the US or in boarding or private schools but I would love for teenage coming of age novels to be set in a school setting that I can relate to with hideous school uniforms and everything! 

8. Characters who get on well with their mother. I know that this is a great thing to add intrigue and drama to a storyline but I love when I get into a book and I can actually like the mother as much as the main character!

9. Love interests who just disappear. The realities of modern dating and long distance relationships because of long commutes to work and having to live in areas that are more affordable than desirable means that it is easy for someone you are dating, or trying to date can just suddenly disappear. I've never bumped into an ex or fortuitously been in a cinema with someone who hasn't been returning my calls, its frustrating and characters in novels rarely get to experience this. 

10. I don't think I'm going to put a number 10 because clearly I need to go away and write this novel!

What would be on your reading wish list?

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