Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where book bloggers are invited to share their top ten lists centered on a certain theme.
I’ve been super busy lately, so my blog posts have been a bit sporadic! I’m trying to get back in the swing of blogging, so I thought I’d take today’s TTT post as a chance to show y’all my 10 most recent reads.
- Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar: I adored Adiba’s debut, and this one was one of my most-anticipated reads of the year! I loved it just as much as I thought I would, and can’t wait for my pre-ordered finished copy to get here!
2. Pumpkin by Julie Murphy: I adored this YA contemporary about a queer fat teen discovering his drag persona. It was such a satisfying conclusion to the Dumplin’ series!
3. Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland: I really enjoyed Justina’s middle grade debut about a Black girl in the 1920s who can see ghosts. Plus, the audiobook was narrated by one of my faves, Bahni Turpin!
4. Off the Record by Camryn Garrett: This YA contemporary about a teen journalist uncovering a sexual abuse scandal in Hollywood was utterly un-put-downable! And I loved that it featured a fat, Black, bi protagonist.
5. Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean: Okay, this YA novel about a Japanese-American teen girl who discovers she’s a princess was amazing! This is easily one of my favorite contemporaries of the year.
6. The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan: This adult romance was sweet yet steamy, and I especially love that it explored Jewish identity in a layered way, and that it was sex-worker positive.
7. Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly: Erin Entrada Kelly is one of my favorite middle grade authors, and I finally got around to reading her first book! It was so heart-warming and totally made me cry.
8. Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass: This YA retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion set in Tobago was so atmospheric and full of longing! I really enjoyed it and know I’ll be recommending it a lot at my library.
9. Sugar and Spite by Gail D. Villanueva: I was so excited to read another middle grade novel set in the Philippines by Gail D. Villanueva! This one was such a compelling story about bullying, friendship, and Filipino magic.
10. Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly: Erin’s newest release was such a cute illustrated kids’ read! I really enjoyed the whimsy of this one, and loved how it deals with facing our fears.
What was your most recent read?
8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | My Most Recent Reads”
Welcome back! I think quotes are my favorite topics on Top Ten Tuesday. My quote topic this week is TREES
Ooh Off the Record sounds so interesting. Great list!
I love the way they’ve designed covers for Dumplin and Pumpkin. It really makes one want to grab some books!
I can’t wait to read Ophie’s Ghosts!
I hope your schedule slows down a bit soon. 🙂
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Off the Record does sound good.
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Off The Record so much as that one is on my TBR.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/05/25/top-ten-tuesday-317/
I’m excited to read OPHIE’S GHOSTS. It sounds excellent! I didn’t realize the audiobook was narrated by Turpin – now I’m definitely going to enjoy the book on audio.
I’m really looking forward to Tokyo Ever After!
Lauren @ Always Me