TBR Lows & Highs | January 31, 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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When My Heart Joins a Thousand by A. J. Steiger
I happened to stumble upon this YA contemporary romance with disability rep on Goodreads and then checked & saw that Destiny @ Howling Libraries has a great review of it! Destiny and I seem to have similar taste, so I immediately added it to my TBR!

Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers by Hazel Newlevant
I’ve seen this comics anthology on the shelf at my library for a while and have been meaning to pick it up for the past year!

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
A YA comtemporary about a teen girl with anterograde amnesia. I’ve seen a few reviewers saying that they loved the audiobook version, so I’ll probably look for that!

Bad Girls With Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten
This YA thriller is supposedly full of unexpected twists and I’ve been in the mood for that recently!

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
I started this book last year and got about 100 pages in, but just wasn’t in the right mood for it. I’ve heard so many great thing about it (and about Nnedi’s other work!) so I’d like to get back to it eventually.


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

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Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
Release date: February 5, 2019
A middle grade novel about a deaf girl who finds a connection to a whale unable to communicate with other whales. This one wasn’t on my radar until I saw something about it during a recent #ewgcya Twitter chat and immediately added it to my TBR.

Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez
Release date: March 5, 2019
This YA novel is POC-centered and told in multiple perspectives, and it’s described as a Jason Reynolds read-a-like! I’ve got an ARC at home and am really interested to give it a try.

You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Release date: March 5, 2019
An own-voices YA novel about a Muslim teen trying to prove that she belongs at her fancy new high school. This book sounds amazing & totally needs more hype!

The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined by Stephanie Hemphill
Release date: June 11, 2019
A historic feminist YA novel in verse! I’m hoping that this will be a perfect recommendation for fans of Blood Water Paint.

Color Outside the Lines edited by Sangu Mandanna
Release date: November 12, 2019
This YA anthology is all about interracial relationships, and has a stunning cover! It also has stories from a few of my favorite authors.

What have you added to your TBR recently?

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