Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish  This week's Top Ten is a Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist.   In my case, things that I would love to read more of with a few books that I have yet to read.   There are certainly some themes that I would love to read more of. 

1.  Magic is taught here, schools and boarding school settings.  Probably not a popular choice but I enjoy reading about magical schools, all the classes in learning to create and perform spells.  Hogwarts is the ultimate, but these are a few I've enjoyed.  I'll even take kids going to middle school dealing with day to day issues.   

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2. Dragons  There's just something about these fire-spewing reptiles that I enjoy.  The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart sounds like a winning combination (Thanks to Brandy at Random Musings of a Bibliophile for the recommendation). 

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3.  Diversity Books with diverse characters or written by diverse authors.   

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4.  MG Historical fiction Maybe just a bit of historical facts but stories with realistic characters.    

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5.  Old Houses or Castles  Old mansions with hidden doorways, castles with libraries.  Makes me want to do some exploring.  

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6.  Books set in Germany or amongst the swiss alps  Basically I would like more books set in Germany that aren't necessarily about the Nazi's or the war.   Rewatching The Sound of Music many a time growing up is probably why.    


7.  Fairytale retellings or mythology This is probably much easier to find than some other books. 

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8.  More Puzzles, Mystery, and Spooky books  Lots more spooky books, please. 

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9.  Steampunk   Think tin spiders, Nanites, clockwork birds, and flying mechanical dragons.    

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10.  Realistic Fiction Funny stories, books in verse, contemporary or compelling reads.  

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Did I hit on any of the things on your reading wishlist?   Feel free to leave a comment or link to your Top Ten Tuesday.  


  1. "Magic is taught here" is such a good book trope! I remember reading Princess Academy a few years ago. I didn't love it, but I devoured the series very fast. It's one of those books that I wouldn't call great, but for some inexplicable reason really enjoyed!

  2. I love so many of these kinds of books too! I love stories with dragons, magic, diversity, fairytale retellings, and castles/old houses. So many great ones!

  3. I enjoy magical schools as well! Great list. :-)

  4. I have so much love for everything on your list. Especially, old houses and castles. So much wonder can be found in exploring a place that has hidden rooms and passageways. Great list! ^.^

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  5. I love all of these (except steampunk...I haven't tried that yet!)

  6. MG really seems to go through trends, sometimes every book seems to be historical fiction, then we go through a fantasy phase, or a realistic fiction phase! Which can be really frustrating if your kids prefer books in genres that aren't particularly popular at the moment! ;-)

    1. I know what you mean, sometimes I seem to fall into the trends and other times I'm missing the books that I love reading.

  7. I used to love reading books set in boarding schools, especially ones dealing with magic. I would probably enjoy that making a bigger come back.

    my TTT


  8. Yes please to old houses or castles with hidden doorways! I can’t get enough of them, probably because I read so much by Enid Blyton when I was growing up.

  9. Fun list - I love books about old houses and castles too!

  10. I would love to see more of so many of these! More boarding schools and dragons would be fantastic!

  11. Great list of books! Thank you for sharing!

  12. I love the things on your list! I have many of the books you showed to go with your list on my TBR list. Reminds me how many books I still have to get to! :)

    1. Always a leaning tower of TBR for me too! :)