Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is:  Top Ten Trends You Would Like to See More/Less Of

Less:

1.) Vampires-I have had it with teen vampire novels and authors trying to bank on Twilight's popularity.  Try something new!
2.) Tudor novels-I love historical fiction and during my undergraduate years, I studied Tudor Britain extensively and I am currently reading a Tudor novel.  That being said, it's getting old and the books are getting worse.  There are so many interesting historical characters and time periods but it seems that all the new historical fiction I see is about the Tudors or takes place at the Tudor court or whatever.  If the books were well done, I wouldn't mind but a lot of the really new stuff is garbage.
3.) Trilogies-I am so tired of reading trilogies and series.  Whatever happened to stand alone books???  Quit leaving me hanging for years on end.
4.) Bookstore closings-My local Border's closed in April and I was so sad to see it go.  As my as I love my nook, I really hope that the closing of Border's is not a precursor to more bookstore closings.

More:

1.) Strong Female Heroines-Books like The Hunger Games and Divergent have showcased strong female heroines like Katniss and Tris who totally kick butt and save the day.  I want to see more of these characters especially in YA novels.  No more sniveling cry-baby girls who only care about getting the guy!
2.) Awesome YA novels-There is so much good YA fiction out there and I hope it just keeps getting better.  What better way to encourage young people to read than to actually have good YA fiction?
3.) Funding for Libraries:  I am very lucky to have such an awesome local library and I wish that every town could be as lucky.


What do you want to see more or less of?

4 comments:

  1. I agree that we need more strong female heroines. I love when the women saves the day instead of the man!

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  2. They can't get over what Henry did with all those wives of his. lol.

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  3. More funding for libraries is a great addition. I'm lucky to have a really great local library but so many local ones around here are having their funding slashed. It's hard enough to get people to go there if they're not avid readers, and they need the funds to make sure they can offer a range of services that the community wants and will use.

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  4. YES to more strong female leads and less books copying Twilight! And yes, to more funding for libraries. : ) : )

    Molli
    http://www.onceuponaprologue.blogspot.com

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