May 9: Six Things On My Reading Wishlist
Hmmm… this one is going to take some thought.
- I’ve been reading a lot of Cozy Mysteries lately and sadly I get the different books confused because they are all the same. Down to working in a cafe. Maybe they all work in cafes because you can see more people come and go that way, and you definitely would hear more gossip, but do they all have to work in some type of shop? And they’re all in small towns. I’d love to see some diversity in the cozy mysteries.
- And why is it always the helpless girl being saved by the guy? I love books that have gals that can kick butt just as much as the guys do! I mean, it doesn’t have to result to physical violence but at least let the gal be able to take care of herself.
- A few emotional guys would rock. I think that’s why I loved TFIOS. Both Hazel and Gus had to support and get emotional in this book. It’s lovely to see and be a part of. I still cry while reading this one!
- I also read a lot of zombie books. Most do not have origin stories. I love a great origin story! When, where, who, how, and why!? I want to know it all!
- Villains that actually give the protagonist a run for their money. Back to the cozy mystery thing, the villains are always losing their damn minds or telling their secrets to someone. Make the MC have to use their brains! Which I guess would be another one.
- There have to be clues for the reader, I get that. Also, I cannot even write mystery, so I’m asking for something that I cannot do, but can we please add in some mystery to the mystery. When I am able to figure out a plot at 10%, there’s a problem!
What makes you uninterested in a book?