Top Ten Tuesday: Spring ’20 Releases I’m Excited For

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Spring 2020 TBR.” As you probably know, I don’t like to make TBRs because I inevitably deviate from them; however, I do like taking the opportunity to scream about releases when we do these topics. Also, quick heads up, I will probably be skipping the next couple of Top Ten Tuesday topics. I am finding it incredibly hard to concentrate on putting new posts together and I only have so much mental capacity right now. Will also be a little slow responding to comments and for that I apologize. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

2. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

3. The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext  by Felicia Rose Chavez (Editor), José Olivarez (Editor), Willie Perdomo (Editor)

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

4. Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

5. Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

 Publication Date: April 28, 2020

6. Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

7. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

8. Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

9. Lobizona by Romina Garber

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

10. Cemetery Boys by Aidan Thoman

Publication Date: June 9, 2020

Are any of these on your TBR as well? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Follow on Twitter, But Haven’t Read Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence.” I did a bit of a twist on this week’s topic and am listing ten authors whose social media I have followed for years but whose books I haven’t read yet. Honestly, this list is about a mile long so I am sticking to the ones that make me feel the most guilty. Maybe I have followed them for a long time or perhaps I’ve had their book on my shelf for years. Either way, I ought to get to their books soon. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Aisha Saeed – I have Written in the Stars on my shelf and Amal Unbound on my TBR. One day I will even read them.

2. Adi Alsaid – All his books are on my TBR including Never Always Sometimes which is also on my shelf. May this be the year I finally pick him up.

3. Paul Kreuger – I own both Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge and Steel Crow Heart and have read neither. I do plan to read the latter this year though.

4. Brandy Colbert – I’ve been meaning to get to Little & Lion for years and finally got my hands on it last year, but still haven’t read it.

5. Jason Reynolds – Can you be a fan of somebody without reading them? I still feel like a Jason Reynolds fan even though I haven’t picked up any of his books.

6. David Bowles – I have learned so much from following David on Twitter and this year I finally plan to pick up some of his books. I hope.

7. Mark Oshiro Anger Is a Gift is a book I’ve put off because of how emotionally-heavy it is going to be, but I need to pick it up because Mark has another book coming out soon.

8. L.L. McKinney – I have had every intention of picking up A Blade So Black but just haven’t gotten around to it. I have this one checked out from the library, so hoping I can cross this off soon.

9. Sona Charaipotra – I have an ARC of Symptoms of a Heart Break but never got a chance to read it before the publication date. But I fully intend to soon.

10. Natasha Ngan – I’ve had her first book on my shelf since its release, but in my defense I know you have to be emotionally prepared for some of the subject matter and I just haven’t been in the right mindset for it.

Who do you follow on Twitter or other social media platforms and haven’t read yet? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: Single-Word Titled Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books With Single-Word Titles.” I did not realize how rare one-word titles were until I had to make this list. I had to reach back a few years to make ten titles. I still like long-winded titles most of all, but there is something to appreciate about simple one-word titles. As long as they are distinct enough that I don’t get books confused. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Pride by Ibi Zoboi – I love that this Pride and Prejudice retelling is just called Pride. It speaks really well to who the characters are in the novel.

2. Seraphina by Rachel Harman – I kind of miss the days when books were named after their MCs. This one will always have a special place in my heart.

3. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson – This one-worded title is so heavy-laden if you know what this one is about. This book did things to my head. I still think about it years later.

4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik – I love that the title for this one is tied to one of the most unique villains I’ve come across in a fantasy book, the Wood.

5. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Nimona is such a fun name for such a fun character and fun book.

6. Nocturna by Maya Motayne – I can think of many book titles that were changed from their original languages to an English word or phrase in order to feel more marketable, so I was pleasantly surprised that this remained Nocturna.

7. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman – I love when certain titles remain kind of mysterious until you read the book and then it all just falls into place.

8. Mirage by Somaiya Daud – I feel like this one has many meanings, but one of them being the lead characters must pretend to be another and it leads to some very sticky situations.

9. Seafire by Natalie C. Parker – I also love when titles aren’t real words so you have to figure out what they mean.

10. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – Another example of an author making up a word for their world. The titles for this series only have meaning to those who have read them

What was the last one-word title you read? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters’ Food Blogs I’d Follow

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Characters I’d Follow On Social Media.” I wasn’t sure what to do with this week’s topic but it occurred to me that I’ve recently read several books where the characters love to bake. I wouldn’t consider myself a baker, but I do love to bake and I would be so excited to follow these characters’ foodie blogs.  Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Emoni from With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevdo – Can you picture how imaginative and vibrant Emoni’s food blog would be? Just thinking about it makes me wish it was all real.

2. Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – One of the reasons I relate to Lara Jean so much is because she often channels her feelings into baking. I for one would love to read her journey to making the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

3. Alex from Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno – There’s a possibility that I would swoon while reading Alex’s foodie blog, but that’s a chance I am willing to take.

4. Nora from The Resolutions Mia Garcia – Nora has tons of natural talent and a passion for trying new things, so I think her food blog would be a lot of fun to follow.

5. Leo from A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano – Yes, I’d be sad that there would be no magic involved, but would love to follow little Leo and some of her baking adventures.

6. Clara and Rose from The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo – I would love to try out some Korean-Brazilian food and would die if these two ran a blog talking about food and the food truck in general. It would just make me so happy.

7. Pepper and Paige from Tweet Cute by Emma Lord – While I do think some of the recipes talked about in this one were a little too sweet for my taste, I do think they were really inventive and would love to see what other recipes these sisters would come up with.

Would you follow any of these characters’ food blogs as well? Who else should be on my list? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.