If you’re new to my blog, welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. It’s held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week’s topic is about those settings I’d like to see more of — or those I would like to see less of.
I’d decided to do this as more as stuff I’d like to see more of in books, and stuff I’d like to see less of — I guess in terms of tropes, plot points and the like.
Less arranged marriage tropes featuring Indian or Muslim characters. I get why they’re popular, and the scope for humour is outstanding — and I love them myself. BUT. I feel like most recently, those are the only ones getting the publicity push into the public consciousness. Is there not more to be said about Indian, Muslim characters?
More about Woman in titles and less Girls. How has Girl not had it’s day yet?
More Australian crime stories. Please!
Less about women heading to small towns because they’re disgraced for some reason in larger towns and need to go off to lick their wounds, recover and find themselves embroiled in something in the small town.
Older characters can be more fascinating than younger ones. Give them their due and attention that they deserve.
More access to diverse authors on Audible Australia. It frustrates me no end I can’t get AA Dhand’s Harry Virdee series on there — and he’s a UK writer, who happens to be Indian.
More due to given to cosy mysteries and the joy, intelligent writing and awesome cases they bring to readers.
That’s it for me! What would you like to see more of or less on if your reading?