Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
A couple of weeks ago, I did a Top Ten Tuesday post about upcoming releases that are on my winter 2020-2021 TBR list (you can find it here). So when I looked at today’s prompt and noticed that it was similar, I decided to talk about some of the other new releases that I didn’t get to mention in that post. In addition, one of my New Year resolutions was to expand my reading to different genres than what I normally read. So here are some of my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2021 (that I didn’t list in the first post).
- You Have a Match by Emma Lord (January 5) — This sounds like a fun YA romance set at a summer camp, and I’m really looking forward to it.
- Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado (February 2) — Body positive OwnVoices romance featuring a fat brown girl? Sign me up!
- This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria (February 2) — This one is a YA sci-fi featuring a MC who is asexual and aromantic. I’m psyched about this one, since I haven’t really read many books with asexual/aromantic characters.
- The Removed by Brandon Hobson (February 2) — I got an ARC of this book, and it is a contemporary book that involves Cherokee history and mythology.
- The Shadow Man by Helen Fields (February 4) — This is another one I’ve received an ARC of, and it’s a crime thriller from an author who has written other books that I’ve really loved (and been terrified by).
- The Bright and the Pale by Jessica Rubinkowski (March 2) — How could I possibly resist a book that is described as The Bear and the Nightingale meets Shadow and Bone?
- Malice by Heather Walter (April 13) — Okay, so this is another ARC that I have and cannot WAIT to start! It’s a dark retelling of Sleeping Beauty complete with sapphic romance told from the villains point of view.
- Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart (April 20) — Three words was all I needed to really want this book – Jamaican, Witches. Vengeance. Enough said.
- The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur (April 20) — This is a historical mystery set in 15th century Korea, and I’m here for it! It sounds incredible and also … incredibly creepy. Hopefully it isn’t too creepy.
- These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (April 20) — This is a queer retelling of the popular Russian folk tale “The Firebird,” and since I simply can’t resist a retelling OR a Russian folk tale OR a sapphic enemies to lovers story, this one HAD to get added.