Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.
I’m sure we all do this, but I have moments where I crave certain things in books and have trouble finding them. I don’t know if maybe I’m just not looking in the right places, or maybe these things aren’t very common, but when one of those cravings hit I need to find a book with them right away!
Here are the Top Ten Things on my Reading Wishlist:
Southern Gothic Settings – There are quite a few books out there that do take place in the South, but what I’d really love are more Gothic (or old spooky) type settings. Charleston/SC, New Orleans, rural cities, etc. Give me a good ghost story set in the South and I am there!
Historical Figures in Fiction – I love when an author cleverly uses a real person in their books. Maybe uses that person in a clever way or something. I love discovering real people in historical novels and then Googling them, getting lost in Wikipedia reading about them.
Victorian/Progressive Era – There’s just something so sophisticatedly weird about this time period, especially when events are set in the seedier parts.
Dancing – Wanting this MAY be slightly selfish of me… but I’m trying to write a sexy dancing scene and am completely stuck! I need some inspiration!
Boats – Even though I’m not great on boats anymore, I love books set on the high seas! Which brings me to…….
PIRATES!!!! – I love pirates. While I would love more books about pirates and their adventures, I would LOVE some historical fiction pirate stories about for-real pirates.
Portal Fantasy – I don’t know if this is an actual thing, but I feel like there is a lack of books about modern day people visiting fantasy worlds. Like Narnia.
Romance where people just fall in love and no drama ensues – Have you noticed that a lot of the romances in books, while they are great, start out as two people disliking/hating each other? Or maybe there’s major drama and they break up 2 weeks into the relationship? I was reading something the other day and the two MCs HATED each other and then all of a sudden were all in each other’s pants. THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE! Or maybe it does… I don’t know. I guess drama-free romance does not sell books.
Dancing – Look, I really need some inspiration here…
Prague/Czech Republic/Eastern Europe – This is my new favorite book locale. I know very little about this area of the world (among other areas) but whenever I read books set here I want to devour its history!
If you have any rec’s for books with these things…. PLEASE LEMME KNOW!