Top Ten: New Releases I’m on the Fence About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was new releases I’m on the fence about. Since I couldn’t quite think of ten, I included two new TV shows as well! 

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson // Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi // Ghosted by Rosie Walsh // Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite // 99 Perfect Mine by Sally Thorne // The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston // There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

Killing Eve // You

Top Ten: GN I’ve Added to My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme was the last ten books I added to my TBR, but since I cover new TBR additions in my monthly wrap-up posts, I decided to focus on the last ten GN I added to my TBR!

Bloom by Kevin Panetta // Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jonny Sun // Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk // March: Book One by John Lewis // The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

Patience by Daniel Clowes // Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler by Shigeru Mizuki // Someone Please Have Sex with Me by Gina Wynbrandt // We Stand on Guard by Brian K. Vaughn // The White Donkey: Terminal Lance by Maximilian Uriarte

Round-Up: My Summer 2018 TBR

The Top Ten Tuesday topic for June 19th was “books on my summer TBR,” and I pledged to read the following:

So, what did I actually read?

On the list…

Not on the list…

What I missed…

Did any of you have a summer TBR? Did you stick to it? Let me know!

New to the Queue #13

Jamie of Perpetual Page Turner started this and I love it so I’m (politely) stealing it!

I add a lot of stuff to my TBR list, my Netflix queue, and my library holds list. Here’s stuff I’ve recently added and hope to consume right now!

Stuff to Read

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead // The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner // The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang // An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim // The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly // The Status of All Things by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke // Tin Man by Sarah Winman // The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox // Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

Stuff to Watch

American Animals // Chewing Gum * // Eighth Grade // Papillon // Three Identical Strangers

* I apparently added this to a NttQ post back in January 2017 and am finally watching it. LOL forever.

Stuff to Listen To

Lovett or Leave It // Pod Save the World // Slow Burn

It’sIt’s

Have you also added some of these? Have you already consumed them?? Let me know!

Most Anticipated New Releases for the First Half of 2018

¡Hola, leer amigos! I took a very long break from blogging last year, but I am feeling really ~inspired this month. To celebrate the end of the dumpster fire that was 2017, here are my most anticipated reads for the first half of 2018:

Jan. 9: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
After being expelled from high school, seventeen-year-old Jane signs up for a student-run reality show while attending a local community college. As the show grows from a low-budget web series to a local TV show with fans and shoddy T-shirts, Jane finally has the chance to let her cynical, competitive nature thrive. She’ll use her growing fan base, and whatever Intro to Psychology can teach her, to prove to the world that she has what it takes to win.

Jan. 16 Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
Five women – including a high school teacher, a biographer, a frustrated mom, a pregnant adopted teen, and a forest-dwelling homeopath – struggle with changes in a near-future America where abortion and assisted fertility have been outlawed and the homeopath is targeted by a modern-day witch hunt.

Jan. 30 This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jenkins
An influential literary critic presents a highly anticipated collection of linked essays interweaving incisive commentaries on subjects ranging from pop culture and feminism to black history, misogyny, and racism to confront the challenges of being a black woman in today’s world.

Feb. 20: Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
A leading young black feminist illuminates how organized anger, friendship, and faith can be powerful sources of positive feminist change, explaining how targeted rage has shaped the careers of such African-American notables as Serena Williams, Beyoncé, and Michelle Obama.

Feb. 28: Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G.
Rachel and Ethan grew up as next-door neighbors-turned-enemies but have to reexamine their animosity when Rachel needs a place to stay during their senior year of college.

May 1: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay
Cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are punished for speaking out. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest.

May 8: What Should be Wild by Julia Fine
A highly unusual young woman must venture into the woods at the edge of her home to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries.

Jun. 7: Motherhood by Sheila Heti
In her late thirties – at an age when most of her friends are asking themselves when they will become mothers – a woman considers, with the same urgency, the question of whether she will do so at all.

The Hold Shelf #1

Very rarely do I place library holds on new releases – either because I can’t predict when a book will find its way to me (when I’m in the middle of something else??) or because there just isn’t anything I absolutely have to read right away. And then there are these titles:

26891429The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin: all I can say right now is some variation of this and this. Not only am I planning on reading The City of Mirrors right away, I’m about 110% sure that I am going to pre-order the hardcover copy because I AM SO READY FOR THIS BOOK.

AGatheringOfShadowsA Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab: after (basically) speed-reading through A Darker Shade of Magic, I knew I wouldn’t be able to wait very long for its sequel.

HamiltonHamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller: I am obsessed with this musical (and its soundtrack), okay. OBSESSED. I want need this in my grubby hands asap because reasons. (Also Lin is my queen.)

HungerHunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay: after reading (and loving) Bad Feminist, anything Gay writes is pretty much going to be a “stop what you’re doing and read this right now” kind of deal – especially if its nonfiction.

AMothersReckoningA Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold: not all school shootings get their own biographies (a la Columbine by Dave Cullen), and not all school shooters are revisited decades later, but, for better or worse, the tragedy at Columbine stands out. Cullen’s book is already on my tbr list, but reading A Mother’s Reckoning might push it up to the top.

RosalieLightningRosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir by Tom Hart: this book will probably make me cry (I’m sort of expecting it to), but, from what I’ve heard, it’s going to be amazing (in that heartbreaking sad kind of way).

WhenBreathBecomesAirWhen Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: I rarely get seized by literary FOMO – either something that “pops” sounds interesting and I put it on my tbr list to be revisited when the hype dies down (and library copies become available) or I do a little research and am, like, “eh, not for me” – but Kalanithi’s posthumous memoir is something I’m willing to wait months to read.