This week’s Broke and the Bookish Top 10 Tuesday theme is: Top Ten Trends You’d Like To See More of/Less of (can do a combo of both or one or the other)
Hah. I know what would be #1 on the list………
- Vampires. <– Ok, I have a love/hate relationship with this because there are novels that are well written (ie. the Sookie Stackhouse series – which actually started before Twilight), but as much as Twilight may have really awakened this vampire genre, it’s also staked it in the heart too.
- Other supernatural characters <– Similarly to the previous, if it’s not vampires then it’s werewolves. Or witches. Or zombies. (oh my!)
- Apocalypse/Dystopian <– Maybe like the vampires answer, it’s a bit of a love/hate. Some are done well, like The Hunger Games, and I’ve heard of a few others that are really good but it now seems that this is the latest trend of books, on the heels of vampires.
- Original ideas <– Would love to see more of this. There’s some novels that completely stand out in my mind because they’re so unique and memorable. One that comes to mind that I’ve read lately is One Day. Obviously I haven’t read every book, so maybe there are books out there with a similar premise or gimmick, but to me, the style of telling a story on the same day throughout these characters’ lives is a great vehicle. Need to see more of these different ideas!
- Child narrators <– After reading Room and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, I’m in definite need of reading something that’s not told through the eyes of a young child. Great narrative vehicle, but I don’t want to overdo it.
- One-Offs <– Would love to see more books that are just standalone one-offs. Granted, yes, there are quite a few that are, but there’s also a large amount that are part of a series… or off shoots of a series (ie. Gossip Girl spawned The It Girl)
- Celebrity “Memoirs” <– Definitely LESS of these! How can you have a memoir when you’re only 16? Please. I should also put “celebrity” in quotation marks too!