Ten books I have added to my TBR followed by three words that I think best describes them.
- One Hundred Shadows – Hwang Jung Eum
Fantasy. South Korean. Translated.
- The Library of Fates – Aditi Khorana
Fantasy. Indian. Sisterhood.
- What We Left Behind – Tanaz Bhathena
Jeddah. Murder. Mystery.
- The Amaterasu Project – Axie Oh
Futuristic Korea. Former Gangster. Weaponized Girl.
- Was She Pretty? – Leanna Shapton
Poetry. Art. Wit.
- Footprints – Neelam Dadhwal
Indian. Poetry. Feminism.
- The Marauders’ Island – Tristan J. Tarwater
Mother and Daughter. Magic. Adventure.
- Bestiary – Donika Kelly
Mythological. Magical. Poetry.
- Names Above Houses – Oliver de la Paz
Filipino. Magical. Poetry.
- Timekeeper – Tara Sim
First Love. Clock. Victorian.
- Goldenhand by Garth Nix. I’ve wanted to read this for what feels like forever, and now that I have it I’m scared to. Lirael, Nick, Sam, Ellimere, and Chlorr/Clariel. Oh, goodness.
- Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. The delay on this is purely a lack of free time – everything I’ve heard about these two is superlative in praise. Also the fan art is irresistible.
- The Swan Riders by Erin Bow. Because The Scorpion Rules was excellent. Erin has the most in-character Tallis voice for reading *shivers with awe and terror* Also, Nafiza is very convincing.
- Laurinda by Alice Pung. Between the cover for its release as Lucy and Linh and Yash’s review, there is no way this wasn’t going on the list.
- The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud. Steph has nudged me toward this book and *gasp of utter shock* the rapier on the cover has an accurate hilt and the person holding it has a proper grip *swoons* even if his stance is out to lunch. Expect more on this book soon!
- Wenjack by Joseph Boyden: It’s Boyden. And I fell for the cover. Also, it’s a short story, so the pain won’t last very long, right?
- Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien: I got to hear her speak at the Writers Fest and this was an impulse purchase. I am so excited to read it!
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin: Because I’ve never read Baldwin *shame face* and because of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me.
- Plain Kate by Erin Bow: Another Writers Fest purchase. <3
- Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown: Because of Leah’s glowing review and because my bookshelf is in dire need of fluffy f/f romances.