Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020

Posted January 21, 2020 by Kait in Bookish Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 13 Comments

Happy Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a Bookish Meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s theme is RECENT ADDITIONS TO MY TBR!

Yay! It’s my favorite TTT theme! I don’t have much of an introduction this week other than to say that this is literally my very favorite Top Ten Tuesday theme and I’m so excited this is the official week to post it!

And now without any further ado, here’s this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
Published on February 4, 2020 by Wednesday Books
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 240
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When "Perfect" Parker Fadley starts drinking at school and failing her classes, all of St. Peter's High goes on alert. How has the cheerleading captain, girlfriend of the most popular guy in school, consummate teacher's pet, and future valedictorian fallen so far from grace?
Parker doesn't want to talk about it. She'd just like to be left alone, to disappear, to be ignored. But her parents have placed her on suicide watch and her conselors are demanding the truth. Worse, there's a nice guy falling in love with her and he's making her feel things again when she'd really rather not be feeling anything at all.
Nobody would have guessed she'd turn out like this. But nobody knows the truth.
Something horrible has happened, and it just might be her fault.

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020The Ravens by Kass Morgan, Danielle Paige
Published on January 5, 2021 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 400
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Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson, Andrea Cremer
Published on May 12, 2020 by Philomel Books
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 320
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Ara has always known about the legend of the Loresmith: the blacksmith who served alongside the kings and queens of every generation to protect the kingdom. It was her fate to inherit the title–though she never truly believed it would come to pass since the monarchy’s downfall years before.
But when the lost Princess Nimhea and Prince Eamon steal Ara from her quiet life with a mission to retake the throne–and take her place as the Loresmith–her whole world turns upside down. Their journey will take Ara on a dangerous adventure to discover new truths about her family’s legacy, and even to face the gods themselves. And with a mysterious thief as an unexpected companion, Ara must use all her skills to figure out just who she can trust, and forge the right path forward–for herself, her kingdom, and her heart.

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton by Richard Fifield
Published on March 10, 2020 by Razorbill
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 320
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Tiffany Templeton is tough. She dresses exclusively in black, buys leather jackets that are several sizes too big, and never backs down from a fight. She's known in her tiny Montana town as Tough Tiff, and after her shoplifting arrest and a stint in a reform school, the nickname is here to stay.
But when she comes back home, Tiffany may not be the same old Tough Tiff that everybody remembers. Her life is different now: her mother keeps her on an even shorter leash than before, she meets with a probation officer once a month, and she's still grieving her father's recent death.
As Tiffany navigates her new life and learns who she wants to be, she must also contend with an overbearing best friend, the geriatric cast of a high-maintenance drama production, her first boyfriend, and a town full of eccentric neighbors--not to mention a dark secret she's been keeping about why the ex-football coach left town.

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
Published on October 20, 2020 by Scholastic Press
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retellings
Pages: 320
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Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife . . . and took Sophie's heart.
It shouldn't have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule -- a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. She believed everything she'd heard about herself, the poisonous words people use to keep girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong . . .
With the help of seven mysterious strangers, Sophie manages to survive. But when she realizes that the jealous queen might not be to blame, Sophie must find the courage to face an even more terrifying enemy, proving that even the darkest magic can't extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength.

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020Deepfake by Sarah Darer Littman
Published on October 6, 2020 by Scholastic Press
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Thriller
Pages: 352
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What happens when anyone can make a video of you saying anything?
Dara Simons and Will Hochman have everything they've ever wanted. They are the rulers of Greenpoint High's geekdom, overachieving in every way, and it's an intense competition to see who will be valedictorian. One the entire school is invested in. That is, until Rumor Has It, the anonymous gossip site, posts a video of Dara accusing Will of paying someone to take the SAT for him.
When the video goes viral, suddenly Will's being investigated, and everyone's wondering how he pulled off cheating on the SAT. But Dara swears that she didn't say any of those things, which seems a little hard to believe since it's her in the video.
Did Will cheat?
Is it Dara saying he did?
Who's lying, and who's telling the truth?
The answer is more shocking than anyone realizes ...

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020Goldilocks by Laura Lam
Published on April 30, 2020 by Headline Publishing Group
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: 352
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Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation.
It's humanity's last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie's surrogate daughter and the ship's botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this - to step out of Valerie's shadow and really make a difference.
But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi starts to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret - and realises time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared . . .

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Published on March 26, 2020 by Orbit
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 437
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Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five.
But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch
Published on July 23, 2019 by Riverhead Books
Genres: Adult, Non-Fiction, Linguistics
Pages: 336
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A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language.
Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time.
Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer "LOL" or "lol," why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread.
Because Internet is essential reading for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.

Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020The Prettiest by Brigit Young
Published on April 14, 2020 by Roaring Brook Press
Genres: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Pages: 320
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THE PRETTIEST: It’s the last thing Eve Hoffmann expected to be, the only thing Sophie Kane wants to be, and something Nessa Flores-Brady knows she’ll never be . . . until a list appears online, ranking the top fifty prettiest girls in the eighth grade.
Eve is disgusted by the way her body is suddenly being objectified by everyone around her.Sophie is sick of the bullying she’s endured after being relegated to number two.And Nessa is tired of everyone else trying to tell her who she is.
It’s time for a takedown. As the three girls band together, they begin to stand up not just for themselves, but for one another, too.

What books have you recently added to your tbr? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous week!

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13 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | January 21, 2020

  1. I totally recommend all of Courtney Summer’s backlist. CRACKED UP TO BE is awesome– and I love that new cover!! POISONED is one I am definitely excited about. I loved her last fairy tale retelling! DEEPFAKE too!! I’ve been looking at that one for a while. I love books about topics like that.

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