Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List
Believe me when I say, I have a lot of books of my TBR (to-be-read) list. So much so, that this summer you will frequently see me with a book in my hands or page-turnin’ on my Kindle (which is really no different from any other time). But these books are ones I want to read in the near future. And by near future, I mean in the next weeks. I have a lot to choose from, and I hope you find something you want, as well. Without further ado (and in no ranking order)…
The Exchange by Nikki Rashan (out June 25)
I’m looking forward to reading another Nikki Rashan book, especially since it’s been 3 years since her last, Cyber Chase.
The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie
This debut novel from Mia McKenzie’s was just recently bestowed with the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction, but this had long been on my TBR list. The story of Ava Delaney, a wild young girl and a brilliant artist, and how life changes dramatically after a violent event that rocks her entire family, has been lauded by the equally brilliant author Jewelle Gomez of The Gilda Stories.
Gilding the L.I.L.L.(y) by T. Jurrette
Since being enamored with Finding Us, I’ve been waiting for a new T. Jurrette’s novel. Gilding the L.I.L.L.(y) promises romance, murder and family issues rolled into one.
Hersband Material (The Cartel Publications) by C. Wash
Based on the good reviews I’ve seen, this book should be a hot one. Who can resist craziness, drama and betrayal?
GIRL: A Story for Every Les Being by Christiana Harrell
Originally released in 2009, GIRL has been re-edited and re-released with fourteen of the author and fans’ favorites stories. Christiana’s first short story collection introduces you to the life of women who love women. I have been wanting to read one of her books for a while. Better to begin with the one that started it all.
Out of Innocence by Sandi Webb
I’m anticipating good things in this novel about Toni Wells, nineteen-year-old stud, a drug dealer for the LA Bloods by night and worker for her transit job by day. Should be gritty and fast-paced.
On the Come Up by Hannah Weyer (out July 23)
This novel has been getting some buzz before its July pub date. It’s based on a real-life story from indie filmmaker Hannah Weyer, about a 14-year-old pregnant teen trying to survive and ends up becoming an actress. There’s a lesbian element to it, as well.
Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis
Are happy families really all alike? Teen twins Ysabel and Justin Nicholas lead a pretty lucky life. Until their father reveals he’s transsexual, and has been cross-dressing for several years. I’m curious to read about how a Black family deals with such issues.
The Womon by Seconya Y. Bagby
This love triangle between a woman, her female best friend and new male love interest seems intriguing. I want to know whom she ends up. I also enjoy a good romance. Who doesn’t?
Do any of these novels appeal to you? What books are you looking forward to reading this summer? Plan to read on the beach or take a staycation?