The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Things On Your Reading Wishlist. It was fun to think about some of my favorite topics and plots and just what I want to see more of or at all in books!
2. A Book About a Woman (maybe a pastry chef or at least someone who likes to cook) who inherits an old house in Ireland, moves there to figure out what she wants to do with her life, discovers the house is haunted and finds a hidden diary and/or a packet of letters that leads her to uncover a mystery about former residents of the house. Seriously these are pretty much all of my favorite things rolled into one plot. I would love if this book exists. If it does and I've just missed it please let me know!
3. Treasure hunts or quest stories - especially ones that involve a group - Any time a crew is formed to go hunt down some kind of treasure or complete a quest I'm so in. Nora Roberts is fantastic at this but I would love more! I can't put these kinds of books down. One of My Favorites: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
5. Librarians - I love when a main character is a librarian - especially when they talk about books and reading and bookish stuff
6. Old or Abandoned Houses - I can't emphasize just how much I love an old house. I always want to know the story and love when a book gives me that.
7. Books About Books - There just aren't enough books about books. Books themselves, people reading books, the history of books, books with readers as characters - I want them all! One of My Favorites: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
8. Mysteries that Aren't Murder Mysteries - There was a cozy series years ago about a woman who worked with people to help them find long lost family. I loved it and was incredibly sad when she stopped writing them. There was typically a murder or two along the way but the real focus was more on the missing person. Sheila Connolly has a book in her Apple Orchard series where the main characters solve a mystery about the old home they live in. It's always such a treat to come across these. I wouldn't want to give up my murder mysteries completely but I'd like a few more of these! One of My Favorites: Bitter Harvest by Sheila Connolly
9. More secret families or estranged families who are forced together for some reason. Normally this is because of a will and to inherit money. I love it! It always brings different characters together - who usually don't like each other- forces them to work together and figure out what they all really want in life. It's like my catnip. I can't resist it. One of My Favorites: The Last Chance Matinee by Mariah Stewart
10. More Time to Read - I think this is probably high on a lot of wish lists. There are so many great books but I just don't have the time to read the way I used too. Part of this may be bad time management on my part but there always seems to be something else that has to be done.
What's on your reading wishlist?