[quote]Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens![/quote]
This week’s topic is “top ten books I’ve recently added to my TBR.” On my recently added TBR list, there’s a lot of 2016 unreleased books with six out of the ten being Middle Grade books. I’ve just been getting excited over Middle Grades because they all sound so delightful and fun. So much emphasis on friendships, which I feel is missing in YA.
Let’s see what books I added!
This is a reimagining of Jane Eyre, and though I never read the book (but watched plenty of film/TV adaptations), I’m still excited about this book, especially since Jane Steele, the main character, is a serial killer with dark humor mixed into it. Jane Steele sounds like so much fun.
The Gallery had me at the time period. It gets even more better when I read that there’s: a wealthy family living in New York City, one of the family members refusing to leave her room, and hidden messages in paintings. I am all for 1920s sleuths!
Friendships, friendships, friendships! You have Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder. They meet, and the rest is history! My heart wants this Middle Grade so much.
Things I already love about this book: agoraphobia (so interested to see how Whaley portrays this), friendships, and the gorgeous colors and mixed media on the cover. I hope the “fix your mental illness” bit doesn’t turn into “love can fix your mental illness” because that is a terrible message.
A pair of sisters from the Philippines who have to rely on each other? This sounds like a tearjerker! I love reading books about siblings and storytelling. It fits perfectly into the things I love reading about.
Dancing! That’s what Dillon, the main character, wants to be! I love reading books about kids going out there and doing what they love. Dillon seems to have a wonderful energy about him that is very inspiring for young readers to read about and experience. It sounds super cute and inspiring.
I can feel this book making me an emotional mess, and I am very ready for it. Thyme Owens and her family move to New York because her little brother has been accepted into a new cancer drug trial. Thyme will have to deal with the new changes in her life and deal with longing for her home.
This graphic novel looks so delightful! It is set in an alternate reality where Charles Babbage and Ada, the Countess of Lovelace, do actually build the Difference Engine. They use it to “to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime—for the sake of both London and science.” Doesn’t that sound like fun?
FRIENDSHIPPPPPPPS. AND TIME TRAVEL! What a winner this book will be! Once Was A Time is the book I neeeeeed in my life. I’ve read too many books that emphasize on romance and time travel, but what about friendship? This book is what I’ve been waiting my whole life for.
I admit, I became interested in American Girls because of that gorgeous illustrated cover. How pretty is that? I don’t have any expectation for this book, but I’m pretty excited to see what it says about American culture and Hollywood.