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As always, this TBR list is not set in stone.
So much depends on which books are available at my local library, how long their waitlists are, and whether I find other titles that demand to be read first.
I admire those of you who can make a TBR list and stick to it no matter what. That is impressive!
If no release date is noted in the list below, that means the book was published earlier this month.
So they can be purchased today or maybe even requested from your local library (if libraries exist where you live and it’s available there).
There’s something nice about having a mixture of books that can be read immediately and ones that will require a few months of patience.
1. Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress by Alicia D. Williams
Why I Want to Read It: This is a slice of U.S. history I know nothing about. In my experience, picture books can be a fun way to learn about historical figures you’re unfamiliar with.
2. Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall
Why I Want to Read It: Same as #1.
3. Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Why I Want to Read It: It’s a retelling of Peter Pan. How cool is that?
4. Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer
Why I Want to Read It: This memoir looks like it will be a heartwarming, hilarious read.
5. Far Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy by Paula Guran
Why I Want to Read It: I’m always interested in new queer science fiction and fantasy.
6. We Have Always Been Here by Lena Nguyen
Release Date: July 6
Why I Want to Read It: This book encompasses some of my favourite science fiction tropes like enduring radiation storms, exploring dangerous new planets, and seeing how humans react to androids who are nearly indistinguishable from them.
7. Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung
Release Date: July 15
Why I Want to Read It: Honestly, the title and cover were what made this a must-read for me. I love rabbits and am so perplexed by the idea of them being cursed.
8. The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig
Release Date: July 20
Why I Want to Read It: The Covid-19 pandemic has squelched most of my interest in horror, but Wendig is such a creative storyteller that I just might see if I can handle the scary stuff he comes up with. Plus, it’s Halloween-themed, and I love Halloween.
9. Cat Problems by Jory John
Release Date: August 3
Why I Want to Read It: Cats are enigmas to me in part due to my terrible allergy to them. I can’t be around them at all, so everything I know about them comes from the funny stories and occasional complaints people share about them online. The thought of a cat having a list of complaints about the humans in his or her life makes me grin.
10. Living Beyond Borders: Stories About Growing Up Mexican in America by Margarita Longoria
Release Date: August 21
Why I Want to Read It: To listen to the contributors’ perspectives. I’m also an immigrant and love reading about the wide variety of experiences that can be found in immigrants around the world.