Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This Week’s Theme: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List
I decided not to include upcoming releases in here because that is being saved for an upcoming post 😎🙊
Covers = Goodreads
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn – Set in Jamica and follows two sisters. One of the sisters was involved in the sex trade (so she could survive) and the other sister is in love with a woman. Super excited to read this because I’ve heard great things.
Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford – This is a non-fiction collection on different essays on texts on feminism. Clementine is Australian so it’ll be interesting to see a local perspective.
Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornoll – I found out about this book by a tweet from The Bookavid. I looked it up on Goodreads and saw that the main character suffers from agoraphobia. Since I relate to that on a person level I decided I need to read it. I’m always nervous about reading books with agoraphobia because I’m worried it’ll be misrepresented or cured by a love interest, but this one seems to have mostly positive reviews.
Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua – I found this one from a tweet by Naz @ Read Diverse Books. I swear someone else mentioned it recently too, but I can’t remember. It’s a short story collection about immigrant families in America.
Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine – This takes place on Mars (!!!) and is about a girl who is sent back to London to become a “proper lady”. She needs to return home to Mars because of a circumstances with her family. To do this she has to pretend to be a boy on a Mars Trading Company ship so she can get back home to help her brother and their family plantation.
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – A magical realism set in Mexico city where a girl can use songs to cast spells?!!?!? SIGN ME THE HECK UP. I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet.
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely – I heard Joce @ squibblesreads speak about this book and I added it to my TBR straight away. It’s about two boys, Rashad (who is black) and Quinn (who is white). Rashad experiences police brutality and Quinn witnesses it. It follows them as they try to figure out how to handle what happened. Considering this is such a relevant and current issue this book sounds really important. Joce rated it 5 stars too and I trust her opinion immensely.
A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith – This is time a travel story that takes place in modern and 19th century Japan. The MC sounds very self-destructive too which is something I find interesting. There’s also LGBT+ themes according to Goodreads so I’m curious to see what’s that about.
Ring by Kōji Suzuki – I had NO idea that The Ring movies were based on a book? The movie was one of the first horror movies I ever watched and it still terrifies me. I’m so interested to read this. I really hope it creeps me out.
The Beauty by Aliya Whitely – I found this from Esther @ Chapter Adventures October wrap up post and it sounded so incredibly strange and unique I knew I had to read it. I’m not even sure how to summarise it, but it seems like a Horror/Sci-Fi/Magical Realism mash up were there’s no longer women in the world and the men are just kinda waiting to die. It deals with gender roles within society.