Top Ten Tuesday is a feature created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is “Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR”. I thought I’d share my Top 10 since there are so many books I’m looking forward to.
- Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson: Mary B. Addison is a black teenager who – allegedly – killed a three-month-old baby when she was nine. She was convicted and transferred from “baby jail” to a group home. When she falls pregnant, Mary must find her voice–before the state takes away her baby.
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: This is easily the most hyped book of early 2017. I’ve only read positive reviews so I’m expecting it to be good. The Hate U Give is inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement.
- The Inexplicable Logic of My Life: I loved Ari & Dante so I’m excited to see if this new book can live up to my expectations.
- Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner: Carver Briggs sends a text while driving, causing an accident that kills his three best friends. Now he must live with his guilt–and face a possible investigation into their deaths. I really hope the author doesn’t go all preachy – warning us about the dangers of texting and social media and whatnot – and diggs into the guilt the MC has to deal with.
- Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinsky: “Can friendship, Star Trek, drama club, and a whole lot of coffee get two nerdy best friends through the beginning of their senior year of high school?” What’s not to love?
- North of Happy by Adi Alsaid: In the wake of his brother’s untimely death, a teen chef runs away from home to find his true path in life. Ever since Ari & Dante, I’ve been interested in Mexican culture so I’m looking forward to diving into Carlos’ life.
- It Started with Goodbye by Christina June: After being falsely accused of a crime, Tatum is stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Also features a “feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-godmother”. Sound like fun to me!
- The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil: “Fact: Sophia is smart. As in, certified-child-prodigy, breezing-through-uni-subjects-even-though-she’s-only-in-year-twelve smart. Truth: Joshua is good at magic tricks, ignoring most things about year twelve, and not thinking at all about life after high school.” This reminds me of Natasha and Daniel from The Sun is Also a Star.
- When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: This is supposed to be a “laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.” A comedy about an arranged marriage? #othervoices? Count me in.
- The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: It’s a new book by Becky. That’s all I need to say.
Which books are you looking forward to?