It’s been a bit since I’ve done a Top 10 Tuesday. I added a bunch of books to my TBR yesterday after reading a post from Epic Reads about 17 books to look for in April, so naturally I thought that Top 10 Tuesday would make a great platform to share those (not quite ten) books I’ve recently decided I want to read.
Danielle Paige. The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2) http://bit.ly/1Nuqy4i
I’d forgotten about this one until poking around on Epic Reads and finding the trailer. Yep. Stoked. This is going to be one of my Spring Break reads.
I. W. Gregorio. None of the Above. http://bit.ly/1abungM
In an effort to further understand the people in the world in which I live, I’m really interested in reading this story about a character who finds out she’s intersex. I had a conversation yesterday with a student, cautioning him about making assumptions based on gender stereotypes and what it means to be a girl or a boy and what it means to look like a certain gender. I have high hopes for this one.
Maria Dahvana Headly. Magonia. http://bit.ly/1IK4Y9h
Epic Reads billed this as Stardust meets TFIOS. But the girl is caught between worlds, races and destines. The caught between races part is what interests me — another book about how people navigate those in-between spaces.
Courtney Summers. All the Rage. http://bit.ly/1EVzQzG
This one discusses the sensitive issue of the aftermath of sexual abuse, and the shame and silence girls are pushed into as a result. I’m hoping this stirs up as much trouble as Speak did. Silence and shame need to be talked about.
Melissa Gray. Girl at Midnight. http://bit.ly/1xPQPX8
A girl from modern times gets caught up in an ancient war. I’m all for time travel. Bring it on.
Jennifer Latham. Scarlett Undercover. http://bit.ly/1CpXu9g
I have Amanda Nelson to thank for this one. She says it’s like Veronica Mars meets Ms. Marvel. Crime fighting Muslim-American. Yes, please.
Una LaMarche. Like No Other. http://bit.ly/ul-other
Romeo and Juliet with a black boy and a Hasidic girl. I’ve read mixed reviews about the characters and their purposes in the story, but I’m a sucker for a Romeo & Juliet story, so I’m hoping my local library has this one.
Ariel Schrag. Adam. http://bit.ly/as-adam
I read an article on Lambda Literary about this novel about writing for The L Word and about trans inclusiveness. Found it on Oyster and now I want to read it.