Top Five Things On Our Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

1. The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring by George R.R. Martin

Sash: Yes, I know – George R.R. Martin is not my bitch. And I’m not saying that he’s letting me down – I just REALLY enjoy this series and I want more! There was a 5 year gap between book 4 and book 5 and it has been 2.5 years since book 5. Another example of series where I get spoiled by having more than one book already published. Maybe I should start waiting until the series are completed before starting?

Em: I like the TV show! (HA!)

2. A YA book set in the 1950’s.

Has anyone come across one of these yet? The 50’s are a favorite of ours and we’d love to read a book set in this time! The descriptions of the fashion alone is enough to make us excited!

3. More books about techie girls.

We think Michelle Gagnon’s Don’t Turn Around is a great example. But we want more!

Stanford has a great student group called Girls Teaching Girls To Code, where Stanford women in Computer Science teach local high school girls to code! And there’s this beauty on YouTube as well (women in engineering FTW!):

4. Royalty!

Princes and Princesses. Can you guys help us out some? We’d love to read about this! We’re thinking YA a la Roman Holiday.

5. Epic series

Trilogies seem to have been the popular thing in the last few years, but we’d really love a 6-9 book series. We’re thinking Narnia or Harry Potter length. Spanning the arc over a 6+ book series really give us depth and insight into the world – complete immersion is key!

What’s on YOUR reading wishlist? Anything you’d like to see in the YA (or non-YA!) world? Tell us in the comments section below!

  • January 21, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Kim @ The Avid Reader - I can’t even express how excited I would be for another 6-9 book series that is (even half as) amazing as Harry Potter!

    I’ve only read the first two or three books of the GOT series, and every time I think about starting them up again I get worried thinking about the wait for the next installment!ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Alison Doherty - I love the idea a YA book set in the 1950s. I haven’t seen one yet. I think more books about techie girls would be great too. Fantastic list!ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Michelle Gagnon - Thanks for the shout out for DON’T TURN AROUND! As far as fantasy goes, read Rae Carson’s THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS trilogy, it’s awesome and already finished!ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    Anna - Yes to the ’50s! The only ones I can think of were from the ACTUAL ’50s and books my mom read as a kid — but that’s more middle grade, really (i.e., Trixie Belden).ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Reviews From A Bookworm - More epic series would be good too!!! I LOVED HP, and it was always fun waiting for the next book. It’s nicer when a series lasts longer than three book – well, when it’s done well. I’d love more books that have princes and princesses in them – I think that’s the Disney lover in me :)

    Also happy to see I wasn’t the only person who struggled to think of things this week! My TTT :)ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Tara - OMG to the ’50s! I haven’t read any YA set in that time period but would LOVE to.ReplyCancel

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