TBR Lows & Highs | January 24, 2019


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!):

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Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley
This own-voices YA novel is about a half-white, half-Native American teen spending the summer with her family at a reservation for the first time.

First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez
I’ve been wanting to pick up this middle grade novel about a girl who loves rock, skateboarding, and zines fighting to express herself since it first came out, but just haven’t had time!

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally
I’ll be honest and say that I originally added this to my TBR just because of the gorgeous cover, but it also has some wonderful reviews! I’ve been enjoying some magical realism lately and would love to give this one a try.

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
I usually don’t like adult fiction, but feminist speculative/dystopian is an exception to that rule! Several of my friends have recommended this one to me and I’m hoping to get to it eventually.

Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood
A historic YA novel about a teen who loves to be in the sky. This is such a unique story and I’d love to read more historical fiction!



Here’s what I’ve added to my TBR recently:

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In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen
Release date: April 9, 2019
An own-voices coming of age story about a Guyanese teen immigrant who dreams of becoming a musician.

Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly
Release date: May 7, 2019
I’m SO ready for another MG book from Erin! I’ve adored her books (but I haven’t gotten to Blackbird Fly yet!) and I love that this one is inspired by Filipino folklore.

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
Release date: June 4, 2019
A Japanese-American teen’s identity is shooken up when her mother decides to sell their family’s flower shop. I’m a sucker for illustrated covers with floral details!

Sea Sirens by Amy Chu & Janet K. Lee
Release date: June 11, 2019
This adorable children’s graphic novel is about a Vietnamese-American surfer girl and her one-eyed cat who get sucked into an underwater kingdom. This sounds so charming and precious!

Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei
Release date: September 10, 2018
An own-voices YA novel set in Zimbabwe about an unlikely friendship between two teens dealing with their own pain and loss. I’m hoping to read more books in 2019 not set in the US!


What have you added to your TBR recently?

3 thoughts on “TBR Lows & Highs | January 24, 2019

  1. I liked parts of Nothing But Sky but the romance felt uneven and not very healthy imo. I also think that it was too short and the main character bugged me for at least half the book. But great post 🙂 I love all your graphics


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