Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

January 21, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 16


Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order!

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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.)


  • I am yet to find but would totally read a YA book that contained a ballet academy, ghosts or something paranormal and was a period piece. Sounds terrible but I would totally gobble it up!!



  • I want a novel version of American McGee’s Alice. A steampunk, dark fantasy Alice in Wonderland.
  • I also want to see more metamorphosis. Always loved the idea of people turning into animals/weird things, beyond simple “shapeshifting”. Want to see more of this!




  • Dragons  if a story has dragons, I’m in!



  •  In “The Penelopiad’, Margaret Atwood explores the Odessy from the perspective of Odysseus’s  long-suffering wife Penelope. I love well-known stories that are told from a minor character’s perspective. It would be amazing if she wrote a version of The Iliad from Helen-of-Troy POV (another Homer companion piece).
  • I also enjoy origin stories (like ‘Wicked’ – how the Wicked Witch of the West became so nasty – although I thought the musical was way better then the book!), and would enjoy to see more of these, beautifully written for adults.
  • A YA novel that did not have a love triangle! (Only joking!)
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Natasha lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and son. She is a self confessed bibliophile who enjoys literature and adult fiction. She also loves travelling and aims to visit 40 countries by the time she is 40 (current count 36).

16 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist”

  1. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    Nice list, ladies!

    Angelya: I love dragons too! I see one of you read Seraphina. Have you read Anne McCaffrey’s Pern novels? And I just discovered Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series this year – alternate-history fantasy with dragons in the Napoleonic Wars.

    Hannah: Have you read ‘Splintered’? It plays with the Alice in Wonderland story in a way you might like, even if it’s not steampunk.

    • Angelya

      Yes, I think a few of us have read Seraphina – one of my favorites 🙂 I’m really looking forward to book 2! and yes I have read the Pern series, actually it’s the main reason I love Dragon stories so much 🙂 in fact I was thinking recently it might be time for a re-read soon. Temeraire was recommended to me recently but haven’t got to those yet- thanks for the reminder!

  2. Ellie

    Not quite the same but Atwood is writing a version of The Tempest! I can’t wait for that. It’s part of a project (from Hogarth books I think, part of Random House) for well known authors to re-write Shakespeares plays as novels.
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    • Natasha

      Oooohh Yay! How exciting. Thanks for letting me know Ellie, I will definitely keep my eye on that project. My TBR list grows by the day 🙂

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