Right so this week’s TTT was also based on Christmas with the theme of “what books I wish Santa would bring?” and like I said I don’t celebrate Christmas but I switched Santa with the publishing industry because they’re bookish Santa 😂 and I would love to have these ARCs approved for so if you’re a publisher and you’re seeing this, can you make someone’s bookish wish come true? ahem ahem..
Anyways! So I’ve listed top ARCs I would love to get approved for by publishers!
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Top ARCs I Would Love to Get Approved For
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado
I’m pretty excited for this, it’s a coming of age book that tackles our relationships to our family, bodies, and cultures. It follows Charlie as she catches the eye of Brian her classmate but she soon finds out that Brian intended to ask her skinny athletic best friend initially. Is Charlie his second choice? Was Charlie ever a choice?
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
This cover has definitely popped up once or twice on my blog but the story matches up that gorgeous cover. After a blood ceremony reveals 17 year old Deka’s “impurity” she is sent to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. This epic high fantasy has magical powers, immortality, and kick ass heroines.
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
I raved about The Hate U Give in my review and this book easily became one of my favorites this year so when I found out there was going to be a prequel I was ecstatic! The prequel follows Starr’s father in his teen years as Thomas weaves a tale of Black boyhood and manhood, and what it is to be a “man”.
Teen Titans : Beast Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia
One of my favorite ships have sailed!! Yesss!! You bet I’ll pick up this one 😍
The Thursday Murder Club 2 by Richard Osman
The Thursday Murder Club is one of my favorite reads this year (like easily top 5), so I cannot wait till the gang get back together because there is nothing better than a couple of retired sassy British pensioners using their retirement solving cold blooded homicides.
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
The synopsis really gripped me in this one, estranged sisters, the comparability that comes when you’re measuring the success around you to your own shortcomings, and battling an eating disorder. I’ve heard mixed reviews of Choi’s writing but I have a good feeling about this one.
Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin
Hana waitresses part time at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the neighborhood. But things take a turn when an upscale restaurant opens in the same area, to make matters worst a hate attack complicates matters further. And of course there is the growing attraction between Hana and Aydin, the young owner of the rival restaurant. Food and enemies to lovers? Sold.
Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
This is a rom com with an enemies to lovers trope where Madeleine an owner of a long standing family owned bookstore gets into a rivalry when a chain bookstore opens across the street and threatens to shut them down. Jesper the employee who works there is not making life any easier.
Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
While King of Scars admittedly was a bit disheartening, I stan anything Nikolai Lanstov so bring on the heartbreak and the emotional tsunami.
Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
This has a found family trope and it’s about two science class partners who become unlikely friends with their mutual love of NASA, rockets, and space. It deals heavily about fathers; those who left us, those who abandoned us, and those who never bothered to be there.
One last thing, If you haven’t heard there’s this new “version” of COVID. To my readers and bloggers residing in UK and Europe my heart goes out to all of you. It’s devastating to welcome a new year with a lockdown, and I can’t imagine how that feels. Sending you good vibes and positive energy to wherever you are ✨🙏🏼