TCWT May Blog Chain

Hello Poetteers,

It's Monday blessings kind of day and a day TCWT blog chain makes a reappearance. I'm blessed for that. And a few other things I won't mention. This month's question is:

What kinds of published books would you like to see more of?

People of color.
Different cultures.

Different disabilities.
Physical. Mental. Learning.
Deaf. Blind. Wheelchair bound or not.

I want stories well researched,
not cliched and stereotypical.

My friends. Me.

I want historical fiction that doesn't take place in Europe. I prefer Asia.

I love road-trip stories.

I saw someone say this: "a retelling of Anne of Green Gables. #rbwl" YES PLEASE!

I saw the same person say this: "I want non-absentee parents who demand an explanation when their kids act weird/disappear randomly. #rbwl" and this: "I love books with big families..."

If you see this, I'm working on that.

I want SCRAFY IN THE MIDDLE, it's sequel and one shots published.

Last but not least, can't I say I want the books I'm writing to be published?!

Btw, those three quotes came from this. I actually love everything she said. check it put if you haven't already. Thanks to John for sharing. 

Stops on the Blog Chain:

May 5: Sammi Talks about POV
May 6: Nerd Inc talks nerd characters, etc.
May 7: Nasriel's Fanfics
May 8: Erin Kenobi
May 9: The Little Engine That Couldn't
May 10: Life of a Random
May 11: Mara Laurey

Love, Fida


Have you read Tamburlaine's Elephants or The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean? Both Asian, and pretty good, actually.
There's a prequel to AoGG, if you wanted that, it's called Before Green Gables.
Good points, good post. Apparently John wants this to be a 'let's help each other find the books we want' chain!
klbnkrhfn said…
Good post! A lot of people have been crying for diversity in fiction, and I think that's great.
Fida Islaih said…
Thank you very much for the recommendations (:
Anonymous said…
Lovely post! :)

I've never understood the absent-parent thing in books. I mean, in theory I guess I do - because then the kids can have adventures, right? But it's still not very realistic.
Lily J. said…
Nice post! Definitely agree about non-absentee parents, and I would love to see more stories about people with disabilities.
Tara Therese said…
I agree about absent parents being unrealistic (unless they don't love their child(ren)). I know I cannot disappear on an adventure! :)
John Hansen said…
Oooh yes! I'd also love more books with disabled characters, and your idea of more historical fiction set in Asia is AWESOME. Like a Tokugawa Japan or Qing China historical would be so much fun.

Thanks for participating! And congrats on your upcoming poetry book!
Miriam Joy said…
You're right, there's a definite lack of parents in a lot of YA books. I'm guilty of it myself, in some of my novels, but it's kinda tricky when my characters live in a society where familial groupings don't actually EXIST... I don't know why I thought that was a good idea at the time, ha ha.