Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
This is such an interesting topic. We get to list things that we wish authors would write about, whether it’s a specific type of character, a place, a topic. Fun, right?
In no particular order . . .
1. Shy female protagonist
So here’s the thing. I’m shy. Big time. I don’t think people really know what that means, to be shy, unless you really are shy. Well, okay, I’m sure people who aren’t shy have an idea of that it means, but there’s lots of people who don’t. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like hanging out with people, or that I can’t talk to people. But certain things that seem simple are torture to me. For example, making simple phone calls. If I have to call the snow plow business so that they will take care of my drive way, it’s painful, and stressful, and half the time I just won’t do it. And although I’m 30, an adult, and pretty comfortable with who I am, it would be pretty amazing to read books where the main character is a shy, introvert like myself. It’s nice to know I’m not alone.
2. Alaska setting
There is just something about Alaska that I can’t resist. Not that I’ve ever been there, but I would like to visit sometime. And I know that there are books set in Alaska, but I want more.
3. Strong female friendships
Again, I know that there are books out there that showcase strong female friendships, but not enough if you ask me. And I don’t want a book where the author is all “it’s so rare that girls can be so close and not catty.” And actually . . .
4. No “girls are so catty” references
Gosh, I hate that!!!! It’s this awful stereotype, and both women and men seem to perpetuate it. And it just pisses me off.
That’s actually all I can really think of. I guess it’s a good thing that I’m a reader and not a writer. 🙂