A weekly feature in which I share new books I added to my TBR.
It’s been a slow month, TBR updating wise. Not a lot of books caught my eye, and so there wasn’t enough material to warrant a post, but I finally have a couple of books to show you, so let’s get into it.
1. The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson
Why I added it: This is a book set in Georgia, during the Prohibition, and it’s about a woman who gives birth to twins, but one of them is black, and the other white. A black man in town gets accused of rape, and he is lynched, which leaves the town in disarray, and the book explores the aftermath of those events. Sounds brilliant and it got so many rave reviews, so I am excited to read it.
2. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Why I added it: Leigh announced that she is doing a Nikolai duology and I got SUPER excited. The funny thing is: I haven’t read The Grisha series in its entirety. I read the first book, but Nikolai doesn’t appear in it. The only thing I know of him is the little I saw in Six of Crows AND I AM EXCITED. I can only imagine how people who actually have a feel of his character feel.
3. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Why I added it: This is a short story collection centered around women’s bodies and more specifically, the violence afflicted to their bodies. Whether it’s through rape, or plastic surgery, or even child birth, Machado explores the topic of women through almost science fiction-y eyes. I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS.
4. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Why I added it: Okay, I admit. It’s because of the cover. BUT. It’s the first book in an upcoming YA Fantasy series, so I am intrigued? I just love the cover a lot.
5. Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith
Why I added it: This has been nominated for the National Book Award in the Poetry section, and it’s a collection that focuses heavily on race. Personally, poetry with social themes and issues is something I always enjoy. It’s almost the only version of poetry I enjoy. So I am really looking forward to picking this one up.
That’s it for this week’s TBR additions! As always, I’d love to hear about new books you’ve discovered and added to your TBRs!
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