Making this list was a ton of fun! I add books to my TBR list on Goodreads almost daily – I know, I have a problem – so I didn’t even remember what some of my most recently added books were! Buuuuut… wow. This list is SO ME. I mean, duh – it’s my Goodreads account, so why shouldn’t this list reflect my interests?
But, like… sometimes I search by genre and add, I don’t know, thirty graphic novels in a row, so it was kind of funny to see how the ten most recently added books reflect MANY of my bookish interests. Graphic novels, LGBTQ+, YA, feminism/kickass heroines, retellings… you name it.
10. Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess, Book One – Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley
I read the first three volumes of Princeless towards the end of last year, and really enjoyed them! KICKASS HEROINES AND FEMINISM AND F/F AND DIVERSITY YAY. This is a spinoff featuring one of the minor characters from Princeless, and I can’t wait to read it! Queer pirate girls? YES. YES YES YESSSS. SIGN ME UP FOR THIS IMMEDIATELY.
9. Princeless, Short Stories: Vol. 1 by Jeremy Whitley
Aaaand this is a collection of short tales set in the same world as the rest of the Princeless books! I’m quite enamored with this series, as you can tell. WE NEED MORE STORIES LIKE THIS.
8. Adulthood Is A Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen
I follow this artist on Facebook, and all her drawings are so cute! AND SO ME. Her first book will be published on March eighth, and I’m so excited to see MORE CUTENESS.
THIS IS A LESBIAN RETELLING OF “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” TOLD IN VERSE AHHH OMG. “Cinderella” may be my favorite fairy tale, but Beauty and the Beast has long since been my favorite Disney movie, so I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! The same author also wrote The Dark Wife, an F/F retelling of Hades and Persephone, which I’ve heard amazing things about. So, yeah. I AM EXCITED.
6. Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
The illustrations in this graphic novel look gorgeous! It started out as a webcomic, apparently, so that’s cool. I WANT TO READ ALL OF THE GRAPHIC NOVELS BASICALLY.
5. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein
This looks really interesting! It’s about how climate change deniers and those who are greedy for profit are slowly destroying our planet, and we don’t have much time to stop them before it is permanently damaged. This is an issue I have strong feelings about – it makes me SO MAD that the generations prior to mine are so reluctant to do anything about this. Everyone deserves clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, but so many people just don’t care. I’m guessing it’s because they’ll be long gone by the time the effects of their (in)actions are fully felt, so it just doesn’t matter to them?
4. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
I haven’t heard of very many (any?) YA novels with genderfluid characters, so I can’t wait to read this! Also, the protagonist has a blog! YAY.
3. No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown
I’ll admit it… I added this book mostly because I ADORE its cover! It’s M/F romance, which isn’t really my cup of tea, but on the other hand, it’s set at a school! And it’s about music! YAYYYYY. TWO THINGS I LOVE READING ABOUT.
2. Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
Magic! Ghosts! Middle grade novels! ALL THINGS I LOVE. This looks really fun, and I always enjoy taking a break from YA and adult novels – as well as all my required reading for school – to read MG fiction.
1. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
This is a retelling of Jane Eyre! I love retellings, and although fairy tale retellings will always be near and dear to my heart, I’m also quite fond of retellings of other stories! Also, I’m excited because this is adult and not YA! I haven’t found very many retellings aimed at adults, although it’s entirely possible that I’m just not looking in the right place.
What are the last ten books YOU added to your TBR list? Do you think I’d like any of them? I mean, it’s not like my TBR list is out of control or anything… I’M KIDDING. IT TOTALLY IS. OH MY GOD PLEASE HELP ME IT’S 2303 BOOKS LONG AND IS THREATENING TO TOPPLE OVER AND SQUISH ME. INSTEAD OF FLAT STANLEY, I’LL BE FLAT ENGIE.