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Well hello guys. I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in months. I feel a little rusty, but let’s tackle this! This week its all about the topics you wish authors would write about. Some of my answers may feel too broad, but bear with me.
In YA, there are some really crappy family situations. In your honest opinion tell me which book comes to mind that has a good family dynamic, or even a so-so one? Any book? One comes to my mind, but apart from that one… I got nada.
You’re probably like, really Veronica… dystopian is the best you could come up with? Well… yes! When I think dystopian, I think Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Testing, Under the Never Sky. I want me some epic dystopian fighting for your life stories.
I want a YA book where we not only get good romance, but good friendship. I don’t want the friendship to take backstage, I want it in the front.
4. College Life
When I say college life, I do not mean New Adult. When I say college life I mean, freshman year of college. So many good stories can come out of that time period, but for some reason… they don’t exist. I really want a book where we can approach college life as a way of discovering yourself, not where a guy swoops in and saves you. College is so not like that. Trust me. I’ve been there and done that.
We all know that there are a ton of stories set in the summer, but what about winter? I find it hard to find stories set in the winter time. Let It Snow is one of my favorite books because it is set in the winter. I love reading about snowy days (which as a California girl I have NEVER experienced), hot beverages, blankets, and coats. Really winter is a wonderful time for love stories. There is an excuse to cuddle up to someone without being obvious. Muahaha.
What are some topics you want to be reading about?
Tell me! I want to know!
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A huge YES to good family and friendships! Honestly, I don’t think I can name a book that has an excellent family dynamic. I might if I think really hard about it, but still, that’s pretty sad!
Great list! 🙂
The only book that came to my mind was The Book of Broken Hearts but even then.. still not the best example but omg a family is actually present in the book. I think that is why it stuck on me. An actual mom and dad present in the story and the dad has a big role in it.
And it is sad. Really sad. Hopefully things change soon in the YA scene.
Lots of great choices! I’d like to read more about functional families as well. Seems like almost all of them have horrible family relationships.
I’m totally on board with more dystopian books as well. They’re my favorite!
I know! Not all families are super dysfunctional. I wish that we would at least see some in the middle.
Dystopian is one of my faves too! 😀
I guess The Garretts in My Life Next Door has a good family dynamic, and since Samantha pretty much lives there you get to see that, idk?
Agree on the winter one. Winter is my favorite season, and not just because of christmas, but also because of the snooooow. I hadn’t thought about the whole “cuddling up to someone without being obvious” thing, sneaky. 🙂
Oh I have read My Life Next Door yet. I’m gonna have to read that.
Haha yes winter is the best time to cuddle without being too obvious. 😉
Loving your ideas! I’d love to see good family and friendships as well. 🙂
Thanks! Those one dimensional love stories are getting a little bit old. 🙂
I agree that although dystopian is quickly becoming popular, I would still like to read even more of it! A lot of great titles have been coming out recently. Check out “The Testing”, by Joelle Charbonneau.
Check out my TTT list: http://booksavvyblog.blogspot.com/
Thanks! I actually already read The Testing and have a review up if I want to read it! I loved it! Have you read independent study yet?!
That is one great wishlist!
Check our TTT of this week.
Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings
Thank you! 🙂
Ha, ha I love your list! I LOVE dystopian.. I kind of just wanted to put MORE DYSTOPIAN on mine too, but stopped myself. Great picks! 🙂
My TTT 🙂
Haha should have done what I did 😉
One of my biggest YA pet peeves is unnecessarily dysfunctional families/horrible parents! Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker comes to mind as an example of supportive families. There is a pretty good family dynamic in the books I am currently reading-Roomies by Sara Zarr and Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg. They rare and I love when I find them! ~Megan
Must put those in my TBR list. Racing Savannah has done good sort of functional family stuff. Let me think… Also If I Stay by gayle Forman. It’s sad though.
I love a good Winter book, you’re right about that.
Thank you. Nice to know others like wintery books too 🙂