TBR Lows & Highs | April 11, 2019

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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!

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Here’s some of the books at the bottom of my TBR (but that I still want to read!):

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Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck
I spotted this book on the shelf at my library while I was looking for a book for a patron, and it immediately caught my eye as a mixed-race person! I’m definitely planning to check this one out soon.

How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore
I’ve seen some mixed reviews for this YA contemporary about best friends turned enemies, but the title makes me want to read it so badly!

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor
I’ll try any YA contemporary about mental health, and the fact that this one has an adorable cover is a huge bonus!

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
It’s queer and there are mermaids, and that’s pretty much all I need to know!

And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz
I love reading YA books about travel so I can vicariously live through the characters!

 

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

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The Surprising Power of a Good Dumplin by Wai Chim
Release date: August 5, 2019
A book about mental health and food? Yes, please! I stumbled upon this book on Twitter and I adore the cover and title.

The Everything I Have Lost by Sylvia Aguilar-Zéleny
Release date: September 3, 2019
A coming of age story set in Juarez, Mexico. I’m trying to read more books set outside of the US, and this one sounds promising, and has a gorgeous cover!

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
Release date: September 17, 2019
Queer black girls falling in love! Dual voices! A stunning cover! How am I supposed to wait until September for this?

The Long Ride by Marina Tamar Budhos
Release date: September 24, 2019
A MG novel set in 1980s New York about a group of mixed-race girls bussed to a new school in an integration effort. This sounds super interesting!

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
Release date: October 15, 2019
I loved American Panda, and Gloria’s sophomore novel has been on my TBR for months, but after the cover was revealed earlier this week, I had to mention it!

 

What’s the most recent book you added to your TBR?

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