I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday post in a while but today’s topic sounds interesting so it’s time to link up with The Broke and the Bookish again.
Today’s prompt is about what I would like to make authors write about if I could so let’s see if I can come up with 10 things, shall we?!
1.) One of the things I’d love most to see more is awesome LGBTQ characters. There are some books with them and also a couple of YA books that are actually good reads BUT they mostly are about the part when you first come out and what leads up to it which is fine. Everyone started there but wouldn’t it be awesome to read stories past that point? When I was browsing NetGalley for Gay and Lesbian literature almost everything that came up was erotica. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fine but I want more than that!
2.) Strong female leads! I know this should be a given in 2014 but one can never have too many good female role models in stories if you ask me.
3.) More racial diversity in mainstream fiction! Seriously, have you ever seen a Nicholas Sparks movie adaption? (I know, it’s not a book but still.) They are so incredibly heteronormative and white I want to pull my hair out.
4.) How about a love story that doesn’t end well, where the couple realises they don’t actually fit together well but are better off as friends? Friendship should get a higher priority in fiction than romance. Don’t get me wrong I love a good love story but friendship is important as well.
5.) Normal people! Werewolves and magical creatures are fun but I honestly prefer reading about an every day man or woman, someone who doesn’t have special talents, who is just like you and me. Complete and utter average.
6.) Books where girls or women aren’t pitied against each other. Not all females get the urge to claw each others eyes out over boys or clothes. We can get along pretty nicely so please don’t make us bitches in your stories.
7.) I don’t actually have more things to wish for. The list above is probably pretty vague or generic but that’s what I have to say on the matter.
So, what would you wish authors would write about? Let me know in the comments!