TBR Highs & Lows is a meme hosted by Destiny at Howling Libraries (one of my favorite book blogs!), where bloggers feature the books at the bottom of their TBRs (the “lows”) and highlight new additions to the list (the “highs”). Visit Howling Libraries for more info if you’re interested in participating!
Here’s some of the books at the bottom of my TBR (but that I still want to read!):
Ash by Malinda Lo
Retellings usually aren’t my thing, but I’ll read just about anything if it’s queer. Ash has received so much hype that I’m a little nervous to pick it up.
The Victoria In My Head by Janelle Milanes
Janelle Milanes’s newest release, Analee, In Real Life is a new favorite for me, and I totally regret not getting to this one sooner! It’s about a shy Cuban-American girl who dreams of being a rockstar.
The Window by Amelia Brunskill
The girl-realizes-her-twin-had-deep-dark-secrets YA trope is a guilty pleasure for me, and this book sounds like just the right amount of spooky (fun fact: my partner is a twin and HATES books about twins).
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
This middle grade novel about a young Pakistani girl name Amal has gotten amazing reviews and it has one of the most gorgeous covers ever.
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
I started this one a while back and couldn’t get into it, but I hope to try it again soon. It takes place in Saudi Arabia (and we definitely need more YA books set outside of the US!).
Here’s what I’ve added to my TBR recently:
No One Hear Is Lonely by Sarah Everett
Release date: January 22, 2019
When Eden’s crush Will dies suddenly in a car accident, she finds comfort in a digital companion made up of Will’s emails and voicemails, created by a service called In Good Company. This sounds perfect for Adam Silvera fans!
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Release Date: February 12, 2019
I’ve been familiar with Faith Erin Hicks’s comics for a long time, so I’m super interested to see how her YA debut turns out! Two teens are sucked into their families’ legal battle over a comic about to go big-screen.
Silver Meadows Summer by Emma Otheguy
Release date: April 30, 2019
This middle grade novel about a girl moving from Puerto Rico to New York has a gorgeous cover and I’m always glad to see more POCs in kidlit.
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
Release date: May 2019
This one has been on my TBR since Sandhya first announced it, but I’m so excited to share it here now that the cover has been revealed! I’m living for the fat brown girl rep.
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
Release date: May 21, 2019
This sounds so different from Tiffany’s previous books, Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming, and I’m really curious to see how it turns out.
What have you added to your TBR recently?