Winter is the time to catch up on your TBR. There is no excuse. Who wants to go outside when it is cold and windy? And living in Beijing, now that the heat has been turned on, the pollution levels are regularly terrible. I can't fight fate. I am just going to have to suffer and read all the books.
by S. Jae-Jones
Wintersong has been on my list forever and I own it but someone described it as a slow burn romance this week on twitter and now I need to read it badly. If that isn't enough the description compares it to Labyrinth and that is enough for me. Up next...
by Gloria Chao
I live and teach in China. My school isn't allowed to accept Chinese nationals but we do have a significant population of Chinese students with other passports (it's a thing). Because of this I am ALWAYS on the look for Middle Level and YA that has a Chinese or Chinese American/Canadian/Australian/you get the picture. This book has a Taiwanese main character (so has many of the same traditions and culture as mainland China) I am interested in this one especially because it has a slightly older main character (Mei is in her first year at MIT).
Love, Hate & Other Filters
by Samira Ahmed
Here is my cycle of insanity: I go on twitter and see someone has posted about this book. I and try to buy it. I can't because I have already preordered it. I curse the fact that I have to wait for it. I go back on twitter. Someone posts about this book. The cycle repeats itself. I swear to you, I do this at least three times a week. I am dying to get my hands on this book! It is also an #Ownvoives Indian-American Muslim story.
I Am Thunder
by Muhammad Khan
Goodreads | Amazon
Published: January 25th 2018
Recommended by: Goodreads
I am really attracted to the dark and edgy elements in the books description. It feels as if it is going to be one of those books that drags you into it and which you find yourself reading unexpectedly in one sitting. I am a little worried that the "extremism" is going to reinforce stereotypes. On the other hand this is an #ownvoices story so hopefully what will happen instead is nuance of characterization. I am not sure that this is going to be published in the US right away (I can't seem to find somewhere to order it) but I will be getting this one as soon as I can.
So, I think that I am over dystopias. Or at least I thought that I was until I saw this book and just had to have it. I have ridiculously high expectations for it so I hope I am not setting myself up for disappointment!
Let's Talk About Love
THAT COVER! Just look at her. She is just so full of joy and I am here for it.The main character is also asexual which is interesting. There is very little asexual rep in literature so I am looking forward to this one.
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles
Natalie C. Parker et al.
Things I hate. Love triangles. Why is this book on my list? I can't even remember but I have it preordered. Someone must have done a damn fine job of convincing me because usually this is an automatic no from me. Pretty sure it had to do with the author list.