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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday- 09/05/2017

Hey guys! Today, I'll be sharing with you the Top Ten things I'd like to see more of in books. I'm linking up with The Broke and The Bookish for another Top Ten Tuesday this week. Hope you enjoy my list (which hasn't been written in any particular order)!


1. Historical Fictions set in Asia- Th only series I've read that falls into this category is Alex Rutherford's Empire of the Moghul series. I've read many historical fictions set in Germany and England. But I need more Asian History!

2. YA Books set outside US and UK-  I know I'm not the only one who struggles with this! I've read so many YA Books, and most of them are either set in the US or UK, or they're set in a completely different world. Someone please recommend a good YA book set around the world!

3.Books about book-haters- I can't help but think how interesting it would be for a group of book lovers to sit together and read about a main character who actively hates books!

4.YA Dystopia where the revolution isn't accidental- The Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched, Delirium all shows us revolutions where a girl stumbles upon something, falls in love and (in a lot of cases) accidentally becomes the leader of a movement. What about focusing on someone who's been planning a revolution for years and uses the young girl as just a figurehead? I want more books that focus on all the behind-the-scenes.

5. Books about translators and secretaries- Can you imagine how many small things these characters would be able to pick up on? How many opportunities there would be for the author to turn a boring character into an exciting one? Have any of your read any books like this?

6. Books about geniuses/proteges- I've recently started watching the TV Show Scorpion, and was thinking how exciting it would be to read a book where the main character is literally a genius!

7. Fictional travel books- What I mean is, I'd like more books about travel that aren't actually travel books. Books that focus on the characters but still expose you to different cultures. The one book I've read that might fall into this category is Almost French by Sarah Turnbull.

8. Books where the characters don't fall in love- Do we really need so many books that aren't in the romance genre but still end up with the main characters falling in love? Friendships people, let's focus on friendships!

9. Books set from 1950-70- For some reason, I don't think I've ever read any books set in this time period. I'll definitely need to go exploring for some good recommendations!

10. Books that are in between middle grade and YA- Books like When You Reach Me or The Thing About Jellyfish, that aren't really YA but are still a great read for everyone!

Well, that's it for my list guys! If you have any recommendations for books that fall into these categories, please let me know in the comments below!

13 comments:

  1. Books about geniuses sounds like it could be lots of fun. Another one that I've seen today is spy stories in YA. Thanks for stopping by today and commenting. My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. I've heard about Spy Stories in YA a lot as well! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week Brenda!

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  2. This is a great list with some really interesting ideas! For number 9 my immediate answer is Mary Stewart - for all ages but there seems to be a pattern that people start reading her as YA and keep on reading and re-reading her books forever more. She published suspense novels from 1954, starting an Arthurian historical/fantasy series in 1970. Also a Japanese animation by Studio Ponoc (with strong Ghibli links) of her The Little Broomstick is due for release this year, called Mary and the Witch's Flower.
    Sorry, can't think of any suggestions for the other categories in your list :)

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    1. Thanks so much Allison! I can't wait to try out some of Mary Stewart's books. On my way to Goodreads now!

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  3. Ditto on fictional travel books. Just One Day by Gayle Forman explores Paris a little, but still not a lot. It would be a great way to learn about a new place without having to go there or read a massive pile of facts.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Exactly- even if we can't visit the place, we can at least explore it through a book. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. Great list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/top-ten-tuesday-106/

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  5. I definitely agree with #2- I's like to see lots more YA set outside of the Us/ UK. I'd like to see more Asia and Australia/ NZ too. Dystopians that are a little more original would be great too! And 50's-70's timeframe might be interesting also!

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    1. Well, it seems like we think alike Greg!
      Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week ahead of you.

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  6. I agree, I'd like to see more YA books set outside the US and UK too. I can recommend Melina Marchetta's contemporary books, they are set in Australia. Or "Why We Took the Car" by Wolfgang Herrndorf, it's set in Germany, just like "The Satanic Mill" by Otfried Preu├čler.

    I don't know if you've read "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath yet but it's set in 1953. I still agree, though, books set between 1950-1970 are a rarity, at least I don't know that many either.

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    1. Thanks so much for the recommendations Lisa! I'll be sure to check them all out!

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  7. I love the idea of going behind the scenes of a revolution and tell the story from their perspective rather than the female character who just stumbled upon them. There are so many possibilities for this concept, I love it!

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  8. Yes we do need more actual geniuses. Great list.

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