Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Trends You'd Like To See More of/Less of

It is Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Today’s topic is Top Ten Trends You'd Like To See More of/Less of.    Mine is a combination of the two: 
1.     More strong female characters who are not defined by men
2.    Less dysfunctional female protagonists in co-dependent romantic relationships
3.    More fiction that captures our imagination and instills important values (heroism, courage, perseverance)
4.    Less paranormal fiction that feeds unrealistic expectations about relationships and life
5.    More fiction that makes us ponder life and the big questions
6.    Less fiction that is just escapist, feeding unattainable romantic notions
7.    More fiction with positive parental figures (a la the Taylors of Friday Night Lights)
8.    Less fiction with moronic or disconnected adults
9.    More fiction that challenge our views on beauty, conformity, popularity, and other relevant issues
10.  Less fiction that perpetuates stereotypes and glorifies superficial values
Click HERE to check out all the Top Ten lists in the Blogosphere this week. 

2 comments:

  1. I agree completely with your list. Now if only publishers would listen to us, all would be well. :)

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  2. Super Duper Wonderful List! Absolutely spot-on on all 10! High five!!!

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