Things I Want More of in Books!

June 28, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 14

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

Big news! Yesterday I got my first ever bike! (as in a bicycle/push bike) I know what you’re thinking right now: I thought she was an adult, how has this girl never had a bike? And you are right, I am 24 and sadly I have never had a bike before last night when mine finally arrived! So I’m in big kid mode at the moment and can’t wait to go home and ride it!

This week’s TTT is freebie week, and I was looking back at some of my past TTT lists for inspiration and came across my Top Ten Things on my Reading Wishlist and enjoyed looking through and seeing which things were the same and which things had changed over the past 2 and a half years since I first posted it.

TTT Wishlist 7Carried over from my original list I am a big fan of re-tellings, however I like it when they are totally flipped on their head. I like it when Snow White is a college girl who lives in a dorm with 7 Geeks or when Cinderella is actually a Cyborg who lives in futuristic China. Give me MORE of these please!

Want this too? Then check out The Lunar Chronicles!

TTT Wishlist 1Another one copied from my original list, but I am in desperate need of more teenage parent stories. Usually we get a teenage/YA relationship and they end up getting pregnant, lots of drama and by the end of the book they have reconciled and baby is born. But what about what comes next?! Is it weird that I want to see them actually having to deal with the stress of being parents?!

If you are in need of this too then check out Boys Don’t Cry (Malorie Blackman).

TTT Wishlist 9I really really like when we get a great group of characters who are all really close friends/family and just bounce off each other perfectly. Even better, I love it when we get these characters in a series and each of the characters gets their own book, that is focused on their individual story, whilst also still following the group. I have read some amazing ones, but I NEED MORE!!!

If you like this too then you have to check out: the Evolve Series, the Sweet/Carillo Brothers series and the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series.

TTT Wishlist 3Fantasy has to be my favourite genre because of it’s ability to take me away from my life and into some incredibly built world. The attention to detail that some authors put into their worlds is just amazing and I can never get enough of them. The history, the cultures, the religions, the food, the governments, the maps! I just love it all! I’ve just finished a bunch of amazing fantasy books/series and I really really need more!!!

If you are in need for a few mind blowing worlds then make sure to check out: the Inheritance Cycle, the Under the Never Sky Trilogy, the Legend Trilogy and the Winners Trilogy.

TTT Wishlist 2Brothers, besties or some other kind of family members I LOVE bromances. Some of my favourite male characters are part of some kind of bromance and I love how the dynamic can switch between joking/teasing to protective and supportive no matter what. I’ve sadly hit a bit of a slump with bromances though, and would really love to find some more very soon!

If you are in need of bromances too then you should check out: the Carillo brothers in the Sweet/Carillo Brothers series, the Benedict brothers in the Benedicts series, or the Maddox brothers in the Beautiful series.

TTT Wishlist 5Robin Hood and his Merry Men, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table or the Greek Gods and Goddesses. I LOVE books based on myths and legends. I’m quite sad to say that through all my years of reading, I haven’t yet found a Robin Hood story that I loved so I am DESPERATE for one, as well as more of the others that I love too!

Are you desperate for more myths and legends too? Then you should read Avalon High for your King Arthur needs or the Starcrossed trilogy for some awesome Greek Mythology action!

TTT Wishlist 10I’ve read a few books recently which feature characters who write and I have really loved them. It’s such a great addition to a book to also get to read some of the characters words/poems and it made me discover Slam Poetry which I LOVE (shout of to CoHo!). It’s something I’ve not read tons of but really would love to read so much more!

If you want more books with characters who write too then you should check out Will’s Slam Poetry in Slammed, Cooper’s story in The Summer Remains or Elsie’s poems in Sweet Soul.

TTT Wishlist 4I love magic and supernatural powers, but my favourite has got to be when real world people gain abilities (like Telepathy, premonitions, telekinesis etc) and use them to fight other people with powers or just make the world a better place! I have tried comics before but sadly these just aren’t as good, in my opinion, so I’ll just take more books with powers instead!

If you are looking for a great set of books that features characters with powers then you should check out the Benedicts series.

TTT Wishlist 6So I feel like I have to explain this one because I am aware that there are a lot of books set in the times of major historical events. But I’d like to read more books about historical events but from someone else’s POV separate from the actual event. I like it when we read about the little stories that happen at the same time and somehow impact it in some little way. Hopefully this makes sense?

If you kind of understand what I am talking about, or if you are totally confused and want clarification, then you really should read The Next Together.

TTT Wishlist 8I LOVE BIG ADVENTURES! Things like Harry Potter which in it’s most basic form is a story about a good wizard against a bad wizard. Not matter what else happens in the books we know that in the end it is all going to come down to Harry Vs Voldemort and one of them has to win. It took us 7 books to get to it, but I loved every single minute of it and I want more books like this. I want big chunky books, full of adventure that will take me hours and hours to read and weeks to get over once I have finished it. Basically I think I just want fatter books and longer series?

Only one recommendation here because it is incredible and deserves all the glory itself: the Inheritance Cycle. A-MAZ-ING!

What is on your bookish wishlist? Do you wish for any of the things that I have? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned?

What’s on your list this week?

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14 Responses to “Things I Want More of in Books!”

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I always feel like I end up becoming one of the group when I’m reading it! And it always reminds me of my group of friends who I don’t get to see very often too. Big lover of great friendships! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  1. Tracy @ Cornerfolds

    Absolutely YES to more amazing worlds and more myths and legends! Those are some of my favorite elements in books and were a reason I loved The Grisha Trilogy so much! 😀

    Here are my Top Ten!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I’ve still not read the Grisha Trilogy, really should do so! Hopefully we will get more of these things in future. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Amanda Marie

    When you mentioned the Inheritance Cycle under mindblowing worlds it totally reminded me that I really want to reread Eragon.
    Also, modern day retellings are really amazing and we definitely need more of them.
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I really want to reread Eragon too! But there is never any time! It makes me super sad 🙁 I will get round to it eventually!
      We really do! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Brocs Bookcase

      That’s good! Great minds think alike! 🙂

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I know right! They always end with the baby being born, but we never get the story of them actually being parents! We need so many more of these books!

  3. Stephanie

    I would also like more of all these things. I would to bromances – more lady friendships! For the Groups of Friends need have you read the Raven Cycle? I loved that serious and it’s ALL about the characters and their friendships. I especially like your Myths and Legends demands and need to immediately check out both books/series you mention because Arthurian legends and Greek Mythology are two of my very favorite things! I really like the concept of your list and want to make my own now!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Aww thanks so much. I did spend rather a lot of time putting the whole thing together so it’s always nice to get someone appreciating that 🙂
      The Raven Cycle is on my list!!!! I mean, it’s been on there for quite a while, but I will DEFINITELY be reading them this year! Pinkie promise!!!
      Yes! I really really love Greek Mythology, so cool!
      Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Got My Book

    A few examples of these I’ve read recently
    –Retellings: Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram
    –Mind Blowing Worlds: The Pillars of Reality series by Jack Campbell
    –Powers: The Tribe trilogy by Ambelin Kwaymullina

    My TTT

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Ooooo, thanks for the recommendations, I love the look of The Tribe Trilogy! Those are going on my TBR. Thanks! 🙂