Let’s begin with a word of thanks. This meme is a weekly joy, provided by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic: Books I hope Santa brings me. Frankly, give me money or a giftcard to my favorite bookstore and I’m good to go. But, sometimes Little Saint Nick needs help. While I’m not giving him a book list, I’m writing a list of literary aspects I’d like to enjoy in 2018. Santa get on it!
Shall we begin?
- Seek out the examples I provide for good measure. They’re great reads.Meaningful YA. Last year, I read some mind-chilling, intriguing tales from the young adult world that deserved and received accolades. In 2018, I’m not wasting time on stories that repeat the same tropes and story lines. YA’s notorious for going to the same well and expecting innovation. Insanity!
2. Psychological thrillers that cause insomnia. Scare me. Send me down an emotional abyss. Freak me out.
4. Intriguing male protagonists changing how I feel about reading male characters (Hint: I’m not a fan)
5. Creative nonfiction. Truman Capote created this subgenre. Joan Didion’s revered for her storytelling within it. I’m itching to read more in 2018.
6. Nonfiction. If I can get five nonfiction books into my system by 2018’s end, I’m good.
7. Compelling stories. I do not want to read more of the same, which pushes the need for diversity. Drain the boring, tired well. Invite fresh water.
8. Diverse characters. Give me stories with people of color at the realm. Consider tales with LGBTQA characters. Women. Religious differences. Give me flavor!
9. Historical fiction from the 1950s through 1990s. I need more stories from these decades. Historical fiction does not begin and end with Victorian, Edwardian, or Medieval times.