Monday, January 20, 2014

[Top Ten Tuesday] (17)

This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week bloggers share a list of books for the prompt given.

top things on our reading wish list

  • Dystopian books that are actually unique. I"m kinda tired of reading about "poor-chosen-girl-rebels-against-government-and-saves-everyone" kind of books. I want something crazy. I mean seriously! Anything crazy. Give me aliens, fiberglass hairs, anything!

  • Retellings that are twisty and come from different POV other than the regular-standard Prince/Princess talk. Even better if it's couple of tales all mixed up together. 

  • Books that will make me cry. Please make me cry people! I know it's a little silly but the more emotional book makes me, the more I will love it! 

  • Mother Russia. I'm originally from Siberia so really love reading books that are based in Russia. And most of them need to be YA!

  • Girl talk! Meaning relationships between girls. There's always books about two best friends that eventually fall apart but I want to read about that female bond that every girl wants to have.

 What is on your list today? Comment & I will return the favor ;)

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26 comments:

  1. I love the word twisty - and twisted retellings are something I love to read too. I don't think I've read many books at all set in Russia so that's another that I think authors should read more of. Great list :)

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    1. Yeah some books just become the same after awhile which is sad lol Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Brilliant list :-) I'd love some more girl talk too!

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  3. There do need to be more books set in Russia! You're totally right!
    My TTT

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  4. YES! More twist retellings! And PLEASE can we shake up the dystopia genre? Pretty please?

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    1. Yes ma'am! I'm in search of good ones right now lol

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  5. OOoh nice ones!! I like the fairy tale books myself! They tend to be a lot of fun!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Love stories that make me cry! More, more more!

    I tweaked the prompt and a book-ish wishlist of book-ish things I wish I had. Hope you'll stop by!

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    1. I know! Something like Hopeless - that was epic!

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  7. 1. Can I suggest Red Rising by Pierce Brown? It's a debut novel and will be coming out this January 28, 2014. It's not only crazy but everything about it is just... I couldn't even describe it in words...only that it was really mindblowing. And the MC is a male. And the story is set in Mars. Does that make the MC an alien?

    2. If you haven't read or heard about Marissa Meyer's works, you might want to check out her Lunar Chronicles series. It's the best fairy retelling that I've read in my entire reading career.

    3. I am sorry but I usually avoid extremely emotional reads like The Fault In Our Stars.

    4. I think I would really love a spy story set in Russia just like SALT.

    5. This one too. Most of the books that I read today always talks about friendships that are falling out.

    Lovely list! <3

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    1. I think you just pretty much saved me with this! Thanks for taking your time on this, I will definitely check out your recommendations!

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  8. I can't do the books that turn me into an emotional wreck! You are a bad ass individual in my eyes if you can LOL.

    DeeJay @ DJ's Book Corner

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    1. Hahaha I just have to make sure I hide from people so they won't see me like that lol

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  9. Yes please to twisty fairy tale retellings, ESPECIALLY if multiple fairy tales were combined! Love that idea!

    I would also love to read something set in Russia.

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    1. You should check out Fairest of Them All! It has couple of tales combined :)

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  10. Haha, I'm getting so bored with dystopian books. They all sound the same, or are actually love stories in disguise.

    I loooove books that make me cry. It means they had an impact!

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    1. That is so true!! & totally agree - books with impact is what's important here ;)

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  11. I'm with you on the dystopia. Don't get me wrong, I've loved a bunch of the ones I've read. But I'm kinda maxed out now. I haven't read a lot of re-tellings, but I would if they were that awesome! I love it when a book makes me cry - in a good way. Not in an I-wanted-to-love-you-but-you're-just-not-GOOD kind of way. You know, like The Fault In Our Stars (obvious choice, I know, but really that's what does it for me!). Great ideas!

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    1. Glad you share my opinion as well! I still have to read Fault in Our Stars and I am planning to buy a hardcover of it

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  12. I love your list! I definitely agree that we need more variety in dystopian fiction! Plus I'd love more books that make me cry, sometimes it's nice to just sob at a book - even if it makes you look like a crazy person if someone catches you! Great picks :)

    My TTT :)

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    1. Haha yeah I definitely should have said that I need to hide from everyone too when I'm crying over a book lol

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  13. I just read two books in a row that made me bawl my eyes out: Maybe One Day and Me Since You. They were both good, but I really like Me Since You. If you're looking to cry you should definitely look them up!

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    1. Oh oh oh I think I just got them on NG! Totally reading them next :)

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