Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: 12/27/17

Greetings and Salutations, your ghost with the most here.

This week’s prompt is….

-December 27th: 2018 Wishlist-

–Looking forward into the new year, this is a list of the types of books you’d like to see more of in 2018! Try to avoid actual titles, and discuss themes, genres, or tropes you’d like to see more of in the new year!–

Disclaimer: I can’t be certain if any of these themes/genres are already featured in books from this year since I don’t normally buy new releases (for financial reasons).

  1. Immigrant stories (fiction or not)
    • Particularly Mexican American children with immigrant parents; however, that doesn’t mean I’m excluding other races. There’s so much fear for citizen children with immigrant parents due to the child that runs this country. I’m terrified that one day my parents and other family members will be forced to move back to Mexico tearing our family apart. It would be comforting in a way to read books about others going through the same thing and how they were able to overcome such tragedy.
  2. Current Events
    • In relation to the previous point, I’d like to see more fiction related to current events much like The Hate U Give by Angie Thmas (which I want. To read so bad!).
  3. Less “Mary Sue” and more badass women
    • You can manipulate it as much as you can but essentially there are plenty of books where we have a female protagonist who acts like the damsel in distress. Well I’m tired of it – the princess can save herself and doesn’t need to depend on anyone else. A perfect example of what I would like to see more of is Lada from And I Darken by Kiersten White. 
  4. Racial Minorities
    • I have heard of many new releases with racial minorities as main or surrounding characters and that’s great, but I’d like to see even more.
  5. No more love triangles
    • I know the prompt says what we would like to see more of in 2018, but why not mention something I’d like to see less of? I don’t like love triangles, in fact, a lot of people don’t like love triangles. They’re cringey, painful to read, and they never end good. Unless someone can recommend me a well written love triangle, I believe they should be put to rest.

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And that’s all folks, thanks for tuning in.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and received lots of books.

Stay jolly my friends,

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