This week's top 10 list is about things we wish were in a story. So many times I'll see something on TV, or maybe I'll be reading an article online, and think -- that would make a great book! Has this ever happened to you? Well here's my list of elements that I wish I could read about in a book.
FYI: A lot of these elements I have read in a book, and definitely want to read about again, so that's why they're on my list today. Be sure to check out The Broke and the Bookish for more details on this awesome weekly feature.
Summer Romances: If you know anything about my reading tastes, then you definitely know my reasons for wanting to see more of this in the books I read. It's only my most absolute FAVORITE.
Music Themes: Another element that shouldn't be a surprise to see on my list today. I adore stories set around music, discussing music, playing music, listening to music. You name it, I want to read it!
College Settings (that are actually present in the story and not just a forgotten backdrop): I wish I found more stories where the characters experienced dorm life, ate in the campus cafeteria, and had to deal with pot-luck roommates. There's so much drama to be had on college campuses!
Social Classes: I have always been fascinated my stories representing those from different classes and how their worlds mesh (or collide). It creates a good source of drama and conflict, that's for sure.
Road Trips: Who doesn't love an adventure? It's always fun to experience different places through the eyes of a character, but usually these stories are more about the personal journey -- which is something I love almost as much.
Music Festival: This could also go with #2, but specifically I want to read a story set at a music festival. I've toyed with the idea of writing my own, but haven't found the time to actually sit down and write it. Hopefully one day!
Back-packing Across Australia: I want more Aussie books, period, but I think a back-packing adventure sounds even better! The landscape is gorgeous (from what I've seen in pictures) & think it could propel a really fun, interesting story.
Good Guy Romances: Don't get me wrong, I love a bad boy too, but lately I'm a bit over it. I really want to see the Good Guy have his chance & WIN. There's definitely something appealing and attractive about a man who is sincere and kind. I want to read more about THAT guy!
The Time Between College & Finding Your Career (aka yourself): Literature seems to jump from the teen/college years into Adulthood. But what about those moments in between when you're still struggling to find yourself? I definitely think a lot can relate to that type of story.
A YA Contemporary With Coach Taylor & Tami Taylor as Parents: Who wouldn't want to read this??!! And in case you have no earthly idea who these people are, do yourself a favor and watch the TV series Friday Night Lights. You'll thank me later.