Top Ten Things On My Reading Wish List
Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist
5. Books using the same world but completely different characters – I love it when authors use the same setting but create characters in a different context or part of the world etc.
1. More diversity when drawing on myths and legends - while I often enjoy stories that retell classic myths and fairy tales, I am beginning to get a little bored of repeated uses of the same Greek and Roman myths. There is a wide, rich world of literature out there to be explored and retold but I think writers often get stuck on using the same inspirations. Which I guess is the same as Alisa’s fourth choice but a point worth making is worth making twice!
2. Unique historical mystery settings - there are plenty of great mystery settings out there but I’m greedy and I could always do with a few more. Give me fascinating mysteries set in interesting periods like Phryne Fisher’s 1920s Australia, Sano Ichiro’s feudal Japan or Easy Rawlin’s postwar America.
3. Another comicbook series to love - my favorite comic book series, Fables, is coming to an end in early 2015 so the hunt is now on for another series I will enjoy as much as those. I know there will already be some out there, I just need to find them!
4. More classic series Doctor Who novels - the BBC is reissuing some out of print Virgin Missing Adventure Doctor Who novels that feature past Doctors but I’d love to see more new works from established science fiction writers like last year’s Harvest of Time or The Wheel in Space in addition to stories featuring the current/new Doctor.
5. To be surprised - a big part of the reason I hit a reading rut last year, in addition to the long commute, was that I picked up several books in a row that were clearly predicated on a twist or shock moment that I could see coming from very, very early on in the novel. I do maintain that books don’t need a shocking twist to be entertaining but if you’re going to try to pull one off, at least don’t give it away through it being cliched or easy to predict – say by suddenly switching the narrative style in a series…
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