Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Hello! I know I said I probably wasn't going to be back, but I lied. Well, at the time it wasn't lying, but I guess you could consider it a lie now.
Anyway, today's - Tuesday's - topic was things on our reading wishlist, or things we wish authors would write about. I don't know what it is, but something about this topic just throws me off. I don't love it. So I decided to change it up a bit, and instead make two lists. One with things I wish authors would stop writing about and one list with the things I wish they did write more about.
Things I Think Authors Should Stop Writing About
Vampires and werewolves. The only exception to this rule (for me) is The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.
Love triangles. They were pretty great the first time around, but now they're just getting old.
Cliche boy-meets-girl love story. I've read so many books like this, and when I find one I really love along these lines - usually contemporary - it's unique in ways that the others aren't.
Insta-love. It doesn't happen, it's not realistic, and it makes me cringe. Need I say more?
Things I Think Authors Should Write About More Often
More relationships between friends and family. Sure, romance is great and all. But do we ever really get to see the relationships between family and friends? Those relationships exist, too, though it might not seem so judging by a lot of the books I've read.
YA books from the point of view of guys. This sounds sort of weird, but most YA protagonists are 17-year-old girls. It never seems to change. I've read both Beautiful Creatures and Let the Sky Fall (review can be found here if you're curious) which were both great books told - or partially told - from the POV of a guy.
Crazy plot twists. Okay, so this might not exactly be a topic to write about. But it is something you can include in your writing, and it's also something I feel like I don't see enough of. I ADORE plot twists.
So that obviously wasn't a list of ten, but for some reason I'm having trouble thinking of anything else. But I did notice that about half of these half to do with romance, either lack-thereof or complaints about it being overdone.
What do you guys think? Do you agree or disagree? Share your thoughts below! And as always, I'll see you soon. :)