Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Things on my Reading Wishlist


My first 5 are rewrites. Meaning, these would be how I would've liked these books to turn out and if I could, I would make the author rewrite them. Please be aware of SPOILERS!! If you haven't read the following books, please don't read this section. It WILL ruin the books for you. Also, this isn't meant to disrespect the authors because their stories really are wonderful.

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling -- If I had my way, Fred, Sirius, Remus, Tonks, Professor Dumbledore, Dobby, Snape and all of the other amazing 'good' characters would have made it out alive!! Alas, that isn't how the story went, and it also would have been entirely different, but it does depress me that all these amazing people died before the end.

2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth -- If I had my way, TRIS WOULD STILL BE ALIVE!!! And her and Tobias would have lived happily ever after.

3. Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer -- If I had my way, BELLA WOULD HAVE CHOSEN JACOB. I mean, really. It was the OBVIOUS CHOICE. And then we wouldn't have had that weird imprinting on Bella's daughter thing going on.

4. Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout -- Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE and adore this series, but... if I had my way, Alex would have ended up with Seth. I mean, Aiden was nice and all but Seth just seemed more like her soulmate to me. And they had such amazing chemistry... *le sigh*

5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins -- I'm not even going to go over all the little details about this book that bothered me in the ending because TOO MANY THINGS WERE LEFT UNANSWERED but if I had my way, Finnick O'dair and Prim would still be alive and all those loose ends would be tied up neatly. Like in a beautiful package with a pretty little bow. If you want to know some of the questions that were left unanswered, you can find a list of them here. You'll have to skip through all the potty training talk first but it's there. And remember THERE ARE SPOILERS! If you haven't read Mockingjay, DON'T READ THE POST. Please and thank you :)

These are the ideas that I would like authors to write about so that I can read them. Who knows, maybe I'll try to write them myself? ;)

1. A book set in the Mayan times, but with some kind of supernatural/paranormal twist. You know, kind of like how the historians are always speculating that they had alien help and the reason that they just kind of disappeared off the face of the planet was because the aliens took them? Yeah, something like that. I think it would be really interesting to read a YA story about it.

2. A historical fiction novel set in ancient Egyptian times. I'm a huge fan of ancient Egypt.

3. I'm also a huge fan of books and movies set in space and/or other planets (You know, like Avatar and the Sky Chaser series?) so I would really like to read something set in another world.

4. This one would probably be very difficult to write and be extremely complicated and maybe even confusing, but I've always wanted to read a book that showcases how different choices have different outcomes. Like, if you chose this one thing your life would be COMPLETELY different than it is now. Or if you chose something different than the first two choices it would be this other life that's different than the first two. I'm really not sure how you would go about writing something like that unless you like go the alternate universes route but I think it would be a very interesting read!

5. A normal high school setting!! Don't get me wrong, I love reading all these paranormal/supernatural/fantasy/dystopian books with insanely damaged characters that you normally end up bawling your eyes out why reading, but I really want to read more normal settings. Something similar to Sweet Valley High.

So what is on your reading wishlist??

13 comments:

  1. I have historical fiction set in ancient Egypt on my wishlist, too! I love their history and culture. A book set in Mayan times would be so fun to read :) I think Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver was a book that showcased how different choices had different outcomes, so maybe you should check it out, if you haven't read it yet.
    Twilight Saga went wrong so many times I think any different choice would make it better :D
    Nice list!

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    1. Yeah, I've read Before I Fall. I loved the story but hated the ending! I was kind of thinking something other than a life and death situation though.

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  2. I absolutely love your list this week. It would be amazing if books turned out the ways we wanted them to.

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    1. It would be so nice wouldn't it?? I guess that's what fanfic is for though haha

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  3. Omg, I love your idea for a Mayan setting. How has that not been done yet?! So many awesome possibilities! That NEEDS to be written.

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    1. I agree!! It DEFINITELY needs to be written! :D

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  4. Read Pivot Point by by Kasie West. It hits #4 right on the head. Great list.

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    1. Oooohhh I'll definitely keep it in mind. Thanks! :)

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  5. YES! Bella should have chose Jacob - it would have been a whole different book but I would have been much happier with the outcome. Was he not the most obvious choice? Sheesh!
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    Bits & Bobs

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    1. He was absolutely the most obvious choice!! haha :)

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  6. I do agree that I wish certain characters from HP would stay alive, but I think it was good that J.K. Rowling killed them because it makes readers more on the edge. If everyone stayed alive, then Harry's adventures and sacrifices wouldn't have been as exciting and worthwhile. I am actually surprised that neither Ron nor Hermione were killed off, but thankfully they weren't!
    I like the idea of having more creative dystopian novels. Some of them are extremely similar to one another. Once an author comes up with a fresh new idea, the book is usually a success! I loved reading Shatter Me, a dystopian where the main character's touch is fatal.
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  7. A.. I would've loved if Sirius would've lived. And Dumbledore... oh wait and Fred. Like what is George supposed to do now?? B. I love the different choices idea... If you ever read Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski, it's sort of like that, but on more of a smaller scale. C. I would DIE for an updated Sweet Valley High!!! OMG that would be too awesome!

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  8. I love the Mayan or Egypt ideas! I would love to see those too!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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