And here we are! The last T5W for the year! I’ve had so much fun doing the weekly topics… even if I’ve been incredibly inconsistent with posting ahahaha! Anyway, this week is my 2018 Wishlist a.k.a. the types of books, themes, genres, or tropes that I’d like to see more of this upcoming year.
Obviously there’s still a lack of diverse books in the market, especially fantasy books that feature wlw relationships. Give me more classic fantasy stories in which the maiden in the tower is rescued by a woman knight. Give me lesbian/bisexual/pansexual fairytale retellings. Give me a badass protagonist and her girlfriend going off on a quest to slay a dragon together.
Platonic M/F friendships
I’ve read my fair share of M/M friendships as well as F/F friendships but M/F friendships? Rare gem right there. We. Need. More. Platonic. Relationships. Between. Men. And. Women. Listen. I’m complete trash for romance but I’m also trash for well-developed friendships/relationships in general, and I want me some M/F relationships without romance involved.
Average Love Interests
I cannot express how exhausted I am reading about overly attractive people. I get that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if I’m reading from the first person PoV of a character, they would undoubtedly think their intended love interest is attractive. But please, for the love of God, give me average looking guys and gals and enbys. You don’t have to think that your love interest is the most attractive person in the world to actually love them.
YA isn’t really known for having strong familial relationships since most of the time, parents are either a) abusive assholes, b) missing or dead, or c) passive/completely unaware of what their children are up to. I need awesome parent-children bonds. Also, awesome sibling bonds, please and thank you.
Disney’s been churning out movies with single ladies lately and in my opinion, YA needs to do the same. It’s still so damn difficult to find a YA novel that doesn’t have an ounce of romance in it. All I wanna do is read about badass women who go on adventures and save the world without having to fall in love. *waves hands* Aros and aces exist too, you know.
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