Today is Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Every week they post a new top ten list and everyone can join in and share their own picks. If you’d like to take part, hop on over to the blog and sign up with the linky. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post your answers in the comments.
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Things on My Reading Wishlist (if you could make authors write about these things you would. Could be a specific type of character, an issue tackled, a time period, a certain plot, etc.)
Here are my top ten:
1) Middle-aged and elderly main characters. They can be such interesting people, but never get to be the heroes!
2) Greater diversity eg. non-Caucasian protagonists, LBGT characters, characters of all shapes and sizes, religions, backgrounds etc. I don’t want them to be token characters or stereotypes either. They should be well-rounded, fully-developed characters.
3) Characters with physical disabilities (including sight and hearing problems) or mental illnesses/disorders (eg. depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, anorexia etc.) where this is not a main part of the plot.
4) Novels set in Africa, India, Japan, Egypt and other interesting places.
5) Varied familial relationships eg. siblings, step-siblings, step-parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents and so on.
6) Novels set in the 1920s and 1930s. It’s a fascinating period of history that I’d like to see more of.
7) Male and female characters that are genuinely just good friends, with no romantic complications.
8) Novels with a male protagonist or featuring a male POV.
9) More YA novels where the protag’s parents are still alive and well, and have an active role in their life.
10) More animals-both pets and wild animals!
What would you like to see more of in fiction?