Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Since I don’t buy books super frequently (at least, I don’t keep track of them that much lol), I’m going to do the last 10 books I added to my Goodreads TBR.
I try to keep my Goodreads TBR below 615, although recently its been creeping up. I’d like it to be below 600, but where it’s at is okay since any higher and I start to get anxiety (seriously, this is a thing and I am aware it is ridiculous). Right now it’s at 614 (go me!).
My Most Recent TBR Additions
A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
I finished A Princess in Theory a couple weeks ago, and loved it. We all know I’m trash for royal romances. While Portia wasn’t a favorite of mine in the first book, I’m intrigued to see what her character is like outside of Ledi’s eye. What’s your damage, Portia? Also, I want to read this so I can read Likotsi’s story, which is book 2.5.
This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi
I enjoyed Tell Me How You Really Feel, even if it wasn’t a stellar read for me. But the summary on this sounds intriguing—a group of teens trying to save their indie bookstore? Wuuuuuuut. It sounds awesome, super queer, and I’m kinda into it? But I think I might hold off on this until more reviews come in.
I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
I’ve been following Lyla for a long time on Twitter (and you should too! She’s the best), and have been dyingggggg to read Korean Dumplin for quite some time. Plus: fat rep, Korean rep, bisexuality, KPop and so much more! The world’s first plus-sized KPop star, here we come! I’m so excited!
Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner
I read and enjoyed Dear Rachel Maddow last year, so when I saw that Kisner was writing another and it was filled with super queer ladies who knit and all about smashing the patriarchy? Count. Me. In. Honestly, I was sold at politically active yarn stores and rival Mock Trial teams and queer ladies galore.
The High Ground by Melissa Snodgrass
The rating is lower than I usually go for, but The Captain loved it and I generally agree with their reviews. And princesses who forsake their inheritance for military grandeur battling with a commoner who’s worked hard for everything she’s earned? Fuck yes. Plus: military space opera, a rivalry, space cadet academies and hopeful patriarchy smashing.
The Old Lie by Claire Coleman
This is not available in the US yet except for an exorbitant price (and I am cheap) so I will continue to hope for a US release. It’s a kinda fantasy/dieselpunk (maybe?) follows five inter-connected people and is also a biting critique of war and colonial Australia? Plus that cover is just ❤
I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch
Sapphic enemies-to-lovers at a creative arts school and fanfic? And secret correspondence/unwitting romance? Competing for a prestigious scholarship while unknowingly collaborating on a fanfic graphic novel? Possible Alice in Wonderland tie-ins? Sign. Me. The. Fuck. Up.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
I did say that she’s pretty much become my auto-read author, right? And this is intriguing. Plane crashes, secret families, newly discovered sisters, grief? Dual narrative in verse? Whaattttt. I can’t wait to see what Elizabeth Acevedo does with this.
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
Two girls set up rival henna shops during a school competition, and engage in a battle that is complete with childhood-friends-to-crushes-to-enemies-to-possible-lovers, cultural appropriation and sapphic romances? And that cover is just amazingggggg.
Seven Devils by Laura Lam
A queer, feminist space opera about bringing down a tyrannical empire to its knees. I’ve been burned before by YA SFF in general and ensemble space operas in particular, but this is intriguing and maybe I’ll break my dislike streak with this one?
What books have you recently added to your TBR?