Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for Second Half of 2021

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 “Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021.” I already regret leaving titles off of this list because there are far too many books in the second half of 2021 that I am interested in. I finally settled on these ten because they are the ones I am most likely to preorder or ones that I have already preordered. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

2. Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins

3. White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

4. The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

5. Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

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6. The Throwback List by Lily Anderson

7. Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno

8. Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan

9. Dreaming of You by Melissa Lozada-Oliva

10. A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown

Are you anticipating these titles 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: Books On My Wishlist

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 “Bookish Wishes.” Today I am listing the last ten books I put on my wishlist. I went a little overboard the last week buying and preordering books, so all of these will have to wait for a while. Linking my wishlist here, but do not feel obligated at all. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Marvelous by Claire Kann – I loved Let’s Talk About Love and If It Makes You Happy, but this book’s release snuck up on me and now I have to wait to get my hands on it.

2. Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud – Debbie Rigaud’s Truly Madly Royally is one of the most underrated contemporaries I’ve read in recent years (read it!) and so I am very excited to read this new novel by her.

3. Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi – I really want to read this one as I feel like we almost never get younger protagonists in YA anymore.

4. The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He – 50% of the reason I want this one is the cover and the other half is because I’ve heard so many good things about it.

5. Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley – I’ve been excited to read this one since it came out. There is currently a sale on this one on several sites and I am tempted.

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6. Stormsong by C.L. Polk I loved Witchmark soooooo much, so the next book is of course on my wishlist.

7. Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé– This book is also on sale, the temptation!!!

8. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo – Why haven’t I read this one yet?! Having it on my wishlist kind of makes me feel like I’m closer to reading it though. Does that make sense?

9. Goddess of Filth by V. Castro – Unfortunately, I think the only way I will be able to read this one is if I own it as my library doesn’t carry it.

10. Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado – I kind of regret not buying this when it came out earlier this year. Next time I go to the library, I might have to check this one out.

Have you read any of these or are any also on your wishlist? 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: Library Holds

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 “Freebie.” Today’s topic is all about library holds: which books I have checked out and which books I will be putting on hold in the future. I actually went to the library last month for the first time in months and got a little carried away. My check out receipts are basically the bookish equivalent of “Biting off more than you can chew.” Sometimes I just get so excited and forget that I haven’t been inhaling books this year, so maybe checking out five books for a two-week period isn’t such a good idea. Will I ever learn my lesson? Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Witchmark by C.L. Polk – I finally have this book checked out from the library, but I’ve also renewed it twice because I haven’t found the time to read it.

2. Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo – I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to get my hands on this one, but I was so happy to find that my library did order a copy, but now it sits on my dresser just waiting and waiting.

3. The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky – I checked this one out because I thought it would make a nice compliment to Children of Chicago, but I didn’t realize it was nearly 500 pages long and I don’t know if I can make that kind of commitment this month.

4. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Universe by Kwame Mbalia – I need someone to bully me into requesting this one from the library already because it is far past time for me to finally read it.

5. Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland – I kept saying this was going to be the first book I checked out from the library when I went back and it wasn’t, so it automatically is at the top of my future holds list.

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6. Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas I have been waiting to read this one for ages. If I can carve out some time, I might request it before the end of the summer.

7. I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee – I’ve heard so many good things about this one and summer seems like the perfect time to read it.

8. The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart – If I can get through some of the adult fantasy books I have on my shelf, there are a few I want to check out form the library including this one.

9. Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley – I try to hold off on checking out too many newer releases from the library right away because I usually can’t renew them, but I really want to read this one.

10. Color Me In by Natasha Díaz – I can’t believe I still haven’t read this one, but it’s on my list of books I really need to get to this year.

Have you read any of these? 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: Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences

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 “Book Titles That Are Complete Sentences.” I actually really like this trend in book titles. I love that they can give you such a complete idea of what to expect from a book. From the cryptic to the straight forward, I enjoy them all. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

2. You Should See Me a Crown by Leah Johnson

3. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

4. Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

5. Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

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6. Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

7. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

8. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

9. The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

10. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!