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!):
Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera
Honestly one of my life goals is to read ALL the books about queer girls of color.
Honor Girl: A Graphic Novel Memoir by Maggie Thrash
This first love story set at an all-girl summer camp sounds super cute, and the fact that it’s a graphic novel makes it even better.
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America edited by Amy Reed
I’ve checked this one out from my library multiple times but for some reason never end up reading it. I hope to get to it soon since it has lots of my favorite authors in it!
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
This middle grade novel is about a Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl in the 1960s. We always need more Jewish rep in YA & MG, and we especially need more POC Jewish rep!
One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock
This historical middle grade novel about queer girls has been on my TBR since it came out earlier this year and I just haven’t gotten to it yet! (But my current read, Pulp by Robin Talley is putting me in the mood for it!)
Here’s what I’ve added to my TBR recently:
Pink Hair and Other Terrible Ideas by Andrea Pyros
Release date: February 1, 2019
This upcoming middle grade novel is about a 12 year-old girl whose mom has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. It sounds so raw and powerful, and touches on something not often discussed in kidlit.
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
Release date: February 5, 2019
A historic YA novel set during the race riots of 1969 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia about a teen with OCD trying to find her mother.
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
Release date: May 7, 2019
I’M SCREAMING because it’s another rom com from Maurene Goo! I saw her speak on a panel about this book at a book fest a few months ago and it got me so excited to read it. Maurene talked about how embarrassed she gets writing kissing scenes, which was hilarious to hear about!
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
Release date: May 14, 2019
An #OwnVoices YA novel about a non-binary teen thrown out of their home and dealing with anxiety. This novel already sounded amazing to me, but the fact that the author is a librarian makes me even more excited for this one!
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Release date: May 28, 2019
I am so here for queer witches (honestly, Toil & Trouble made me want to read about queer witches FOREVER).
What have you added to your TBR recently?
3 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs | November 22, 2018”
Oooh, this list! Our Stories Our Voices was pretty good (just do yourself a favor and skip Ellen Hopkins’ story because it’s legit just page upon page of herself bragging about what a great activist she considers herself to be). I am SO EXCITED for the new Maurene Goo title! I loved her last one so much and want to read everything she ever writes now. And yes please to queer witchy reads!
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Good to know about the Ellen Hopkins one (def not surprised to hear that)! I’m glad to hear you liked the book otherwise, though! And yes, I’m definitely a loyal Maurene Goo reader after the last one!!
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