Book: I will read A Perfect Holiday Fling (Moments in Maplesville #1) by Farrah Rochon.
1. For myself - the appliances in the In Death series. An Autochef would top the list, along with a drying tube and a car that can go "vertical" and bypass traffic. A computer that can run searches for me while I go to sleep would come in handy when grad school starts.
2. For my community - in this case, I claim the military veteran community for this wish. I want a competent, science and advance medical Veteran Affairs system, from the administrative and the medical sides. The system is broken and has been before this current administration took over, but three schmucks running the agency from Mar-Largo is not helping. A completely overhauled agency that not only takes care of OEF/OIF veterans, but the veterans of the humanitarian missions, the Gulf War veterans (especially those affected by Gulf War Syndrome, which needs more research!), and one that takes military sexual assault seriously.
Sorry that was a downer, but it's frustrating to deal with this ass backward agency.
3. For the world - Every C-suite executive at Facebook goes to jail/is somehow punished for the shit that has been going in in global politics since 2015/16. Punitive fines would go to libraries to fund their digital citizenship/digital literacy programs for all ages. Also Net Neutrality laws in every country, even the good old USA, and regulate it as an utility.
I tend to avoid kids in my reading unless I am reading a MG level book because I don't like to read about kids in peril. However, this year I read three great books that had this trope:
1. Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
2. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
3. The Soldier's Secrets (Belanger Family #2) by Naomi Rawlings