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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.
This week’s theme is “authors I haven’t read yet, but want to,” so I’m sharing my top ten upcoming releases by new-to-me authors!
1. The Honeys by Ryan La Sala: I’ve heard great things about Ryan’s previous YA books and am hoping to pick up this upcoming queer horror novel! Out on 8/2.
2. Nate Plus One by Kevin van Whye: Kevin is another author that I haven’t had a chance to read yet, but this YA romcom set in South Africa sounds so good–and I’m always trying to read more books set outside the US! Out on 5/10.
3. Practice Girl by Estelle Laure: Estelle’s books have been hits at my library and I’ve been wanting to pick one up! I just won a copy of this feminist YA novel about a girl fighting back against a misogynistic label, and I can’t wait to start reading it. Out on 5/17.
4. Man O’War by Cory McCarthy: I’ve read and enjoyed books by Cory’s partner, A.R. Capetta, and have been wanting to try one of Cory’s books, too! This YA contemporary follows the story of a trans swimmer, and sounds really great. Out on 5/31.
5. Kings of B’More by R. Eric Thomas: After hearing rave reviews of this author’s book, Here For It, I am super excited for his YA debut! It’s about two queer Black teen BFFs going on an adventure in Baltimore on their last day together. Out on 5/31.
7. How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaipotra: I’ve heard great things about Sona’s books, and the cover of this one immediately hooked me! It follows a teen girl who manages to land her dream job at a major magazine–the problem? They think she’s a 26 year old adult. This sounds like such a fun read! Out 7/12.
8. What Souls Are Made Of by Tasha Suri: I haven’t read anything by Tasha before, but after reading a different remixed classic in this series, So Many Beginnings, I really want to read more of these! Plus I really love this dark, moody cover. Out 7/5.
9. Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin: As a Filipino-American reader, I’m always on the hunt for books by Filipino authors! I added this queer Filipino-inspired YA fantasy to my TBR as soon as I heard about it. Out 7/19.
10. Bad at Love by Gabriela Martins: After hearing great things about Gabriela’s previous book, Like a Love Song, I was super excited to add this one to my TBR! I adore this collage-inspired cover and I’m always down for a good paperback YA romance. Out 8/2.
What are some authors you haven’t read yet but want to try?