Books on my tbr

I feel like all I've done is constantly talk about how I love reading but have been in a reading slump for the 
past 18 months or so. Any blog posts surrounding books lately have been hauls or TBR's as I'm trying to 
motivated back into reading. However this week I have read 4 books (graphic novels, but still books) and 
it's given me a hint of motivation to pick up a new book. I know what my next read is going to be but I 
want to share my top 5 books on my tbr (to-be-read) list as I'm hoping this spurs me on.

Utterly hilarious and tells is exactly how it is. This bold and authentic debut novel will have you 
laughing out loud. Fifteen year old Kat wants to be a good feminist, although she doesn't quite know what 
that means. She also wants to be a writer, win at her coursework, get together with hot Josh and not make 
a total embarrassment out of herself at all times. But the path of true feminism is filled with muddling 
moments, Instagram hell and mortifying incidents. And if that wasn't bad enough, hot Josh is distractingly 
hot. When everything at school starts to get a bit too much, Kat knows that she has lost her way and the 
only way forward is to ask for help. 

Mean Girls meets To All The Boys I've Loved Before in this relatable high school drama about finding 
your voice, speaking the truth and falling in love. Paige is used to staying quiet in the face of lies. Like 
how popular girl Grace is an amazing person, how Laura steals peoples boyfriends and how her own 
family are so perfect. Grace and her friends have picked their 'best' high school moments to put in the ever 
so famous yearbook. But they're not just lies, they're poison. Paige has had enough, and through the pages 
of the book starts to find a voice of her own. Rewriting the story and the yearbook is the place to do it

Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give. This coming of age debut novel is an exploration of race, class 
and violence as well as the importance of being true to yourself. Ashley and her friends are living their 
charmed lives, at the end of summer ready to spend time at the beach rather than the classroom. 
Everything changes one afternoon when four police officers are acquitted after beating a black man; 
Rodney King half to death. Suddenly Ashley's not just one of the girls, she's one of the black kids. 
A violent protest in LA and the city burns, she tries to continue a normal life even as her sister gets 
involved in the riots, even as the model black family facade starts to crumble, even as her best friends 
help spread a rumour that could derail her classmate; LaShawn Johnson. Ashley and the rest of LA are 
left to question who is us and who is them?
Written in dual narrative verses focusing on grief, love, loss and the difficulty of forgiveness as well as 
the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives. Camino lives for the summer with her father in the Dominic 
Republic but on the day the plane is supposed to land she arrives at the airport to people crying. In NYC, 
Yahaira is called to the principals office to be greeted by her mother and told that her father was just killed 
in a plane crash. Separated by distance and their fathers secrets, are forced to face a new reality. But just as 
it seems like they've lost everything, they learn about each other. 

This LGBTQ+ romance about a trans teen torn between standing up for their rights or staying stealth. 
Described as Love Simon meets Friday Night Lights. Fifteen year old Spencer is a proud transgender 
nerd, and after transitioning at his old school decided to move. He now has more accepting classmates, 
friends, a decent position on the soccer team and maybe even something more than friends with a team 
member. Only problem; nobody knows he's trans. When the coach discovers an F instead of M on his birth 
certificate, Spencer is forced to make a choice; cheer from the sidelines or publicly fight for his right. 

What book is next on your TBR? 


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  1. I've heard good things about Clap When You Land!

    1. That's actually my next read and I'm so excited. I've read a couple books that have been wrote in verse and loved them so I'm hoping I love this too x