TBR Highs & Lows is a meme hosted by Destiny at Howling Libraries (one of my favorite book blogs!), where bloggers remove older books (the “lows”) that they’ve decided not to read from their TBRs and highlight new additions to the list (the “highs”). Visit Howling Libraries for more info if you’re interested in participating!
Since I don’t have much I want to remove from my TBR, my “lows” will be older releases or books that have been on my TBR for a long time, but that I still want to read someday.
Here’s some of the books at the bottom of my TBR (but that I still want to read!):
You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
This YA contemporary dealing with an unplanned pregnancy has POC and LGBTQ+ characters, which I’m all about. Books about girls growing up and making choices for themselves & their bodies are always so poignant.
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
I’ve been putting off reading this novel about domestic violence and abusive relationships because I know how hard it’ll be to read. But I’ve heard such good things and I know it’s something I should read so that I can put it in the hands of the teens at my library who may need it.
A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho
This spooky thriller is set in the 90s, and that alone is enough to make me want to read it! The cover is so creepy and I really want to read this in Fall with a cup of hot chocolate (and a cat in my lap).
Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
You can probably tell that I love the 90s. This one is about teenage BFFs who get recruited to join a girl band and suddenly have their lives (and their friendship) totally change. I started this one as an audiobook recently but didn’t have a chance to finish it, so I hope I can return to it soon!
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
This book is a YA contemporary, it’s queer, it’s POC-centered, it’s #OwnVoices, and it’s dark and twisted. Basically, it’s all the things I look for in a book and I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet.
Here’s what I’ve added to my TBR recently:
A Heart in A Body in the World by Deb Caletti
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Surprisingly, I’ve never read anything by Deb Caletti, despite being a huge YA reader for years. This one is about a girl who embarks on a cross-country run to try to leave behind the trauma that’s haunted her. It sounds so powerful and emotional.
Chicken Girl by Heather Smith
Release date: February 26, 2019
After The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, I’m definitely ready for another coming-of-age story about misfits from Heather Smith. This one has multiple queer characters and takes place during a transformative summer (I love summer coming-of-ages!).
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Release date: February 26, 2019
Even though I don’t read fantasy, I will make an exception for one that has queer women of color in it and that is #OwnVoices. I loved Tehlor’s story in Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft and I’m so excited to read more from her.
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
Release date: March 19, 2019
This queer YA romance is about a girl who dreams of traveling to space and the daughter of an astronaut. I’m always looking for more f/f romance and this one sounds so poetically beautiful.
Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner
Release date: April 16, 2019
This YA contemporary about two girls from complicated families finding each other sounds so beautiful, and the cover is gorgeous. At least one of the girls is queer (based on the Goodreads summary) and I’m crossing my fingers for another f/f romance.
Are any of these on your TBR?