Top Ten Tuesday: Spring ’21 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 “Books On My Spring 2021 TBR.” This was a really difficult list to make as there are soooo many Spring releases I am excited for. There are a ton of books in May for example being released. I think aside from September, May is the most popular publishing month. May also happens to be my birthday month and the urge to spurge is very strong. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Oculta by Maya Motayne

Publishing Date: April 6, 2021

2. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

Publication Date: April 20, 2021

3. Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

4. The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

5. Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

6. Illusionary by Zorida Córdova

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

7. Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

8. Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali

Publication Date: May 25, 2021

9. The Marvelous by Claire Kann

Publication Date: June 8, 2021

10. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

Publication Date: June 8, 2021

Are any of these on your TBR? 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 That Are Fun to Read

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 That Made Me Laugh Out Loud.” I don’t read enough books that make me laugh. I am the kind of reader that likes to be tortured a little bit. So I need to tweak this week’s topic a bit and instead of naming books that make me laugh, I’m listing books that were fun to read. Sometimes tears were involved, but in the end, I just had a great time reading these books. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez – The first book I thought of when I first saw this topic was Sal & Gabi. If there is any book on this list that did make me laugh out loud, it was this one.

2. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – I had so much fun reading this book. You know those books where the rapport between characters is just so good you can’t help but love them? This is that kind of book.

3. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow – On the surface this is a sci-fi book about an alien invasion, but what makes this one stand out to me is how quietly sweet it is and the cinnamon roll lead characters made this one a really fun read.

4. Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz – This is the first book I thought of when I decided I wanted to do fun books instead of funny ones. I had a blast reading this one. It was just so adventurous.

5. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert – One of the things that stands out to me about romance books is how much fun I get out of them. They manage to be light and at the same time feel like these great character-driven stories. This is my personal favorite romance novel.

6. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho – I didn’t get a chance to write a review for this one last year, but one of the books that sticks out to me as a fun read is Wicked Fox. It reminded me of the YA books publishing used to acquire before it began to push more grim books.

7. Jade War by Fonda Lee – This is one of the books I was talking about when I said there may be tears, but you’ll still really enjoy the journey. I am still thinking about THAT scene, but Jade War was such a fun and entertaining read.

8. The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson – I can’t think of anything more fun than a book full of amazing banter. If you are a fan of rivals to lovers, this needs to be on your TBR.

9. Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes – This is one of those novels that excels at being both funny and action-packed. It really was the epitome of a sci-fi romp.

10. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson – One of the first graphic novels I read was Nimona and I had such a wonderful time reading it. I am actually about to gift this one to my nephew and am really excited to introduce it to him.

What’s the first book you think of when you think of a fun book? 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: Yellow Book Covers

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 “Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers.” I would like to start a petition to have publishers commission more yellow book covers. I just love how bright these books are, but I realized while making this list that I didn’t own too many books with yellow covers which is a shame because look how lovely they are together. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

2. I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

3. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

4. Peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva

5. Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

6. The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

7. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

8. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

9. Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

10. By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery

Do you like yellow book covers? What’s a color that you would like to see trend in publishing? 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: Fake Dating Trope Edition

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 “Valentine’s Day/Love Freebie.” Who else had tons of ideas for this week but serious doubted you could pull them off? After going through several different topics, I finally settled on featuring books with the fake dating trope. It’s one of my favorites and surely, I had read at least ten books with the trope, right? I was wrong. Even though I do love the trope, it’s apparently not one I’ve picked up very often. So this week I am listing five books with the fake dating trope I highly recommend and five books with the trope that are on my TBR. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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Fake Dating Books I’d Recommend:

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1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

2. Analee, in Real Life by Janelle Milanes

3. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

4. 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon

5. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Fake Dating Books on My TBR:

6. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

7. Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee

8. Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins

9. Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan

10. Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Are you a fan of the fake dating trope? What’s your favorite book featuring the trope or one that is on your TBR? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!