Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022

Posted May 17, 2022 by Kaity in Bookish Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 12 Comments

Happy Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a Bookish Meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s theme is TOP TEN BOOKS I WAS SO EXCITED TO READ… BUT HAVEN’T YET!

Happy Tuesday!

There are so many amazing books out there in the world. And every Tuesday more appear! So now matter how much I want to, I never end up getting to read all the books I’d like. Here are some of the books that have been on my #tbr the longest that I still want to read!

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

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Series: The Conspiracy of Us #1
Published on January 13, 2015 by Putnam Juvenile
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, YA
Pages: 324
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Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.
To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle — beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family — but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she's falling in love with.

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
Series: The Forgetting #1
Published on September 13, 2016 by Scholastic Press
Genres: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 403
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What isn't written, isn't remembered. Even your crimes.
Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.
In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn't written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.
But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022Doreen by Ilana Manaster
Published on June 7, 2016 by Running Press Kids
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Contemporary, Retellings
Pages: 336
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If Doreen Gray were to take a selfie upon her arrival at the elite Chandler Academy, it would capture a face marked with acne, a head full of frizz, and eyes looking anywhere but at the lens.
What Chandler queen bee Heidi Whelan sees is a desperate hunger for acceptance and the makings of a willing and useful protage. Heidi's roommate, Biz Gibbons-Brown, works her Photoshop magic to create a stunning profile pic of Doreen -- a glossy, digital makeover that Doreen initially rejects . . . only to wake up the next morning transformed as the girl in the picture.
But Doreen quickly becomes accustomed to her newfound power and lives without considering consequences of her actions. Only the picture knows the truth, and she will do anything to protect her secret.

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
Published on September 6, 2016 by Speak
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance, YA
Pages: 416
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It’s July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.
As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There’s just something about her that he can’t put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper. Annie’s from the city, and yet she seems just as out of place as Wes feels. Lost in the chaos of the busy city streets, she’s been searching for something—a missing ring. And now Annie is running out of time and needs Wes’s help. As they search together, Annie and Wes uncover secrets lurking around every corner, secrets that will reveal the truth of Annie’s dark past.

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022Maid of the King’s Court by Lucy Worsley
Published on March 14, 2017 by Candlewick Press
Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Retellings
Pages: 368
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In the vibrant, volatile court of Henry VIII, can even the most willful young woman direct her own fate and follow her heart in a world ruled by powerful men?
Clever, headstrong Elizabeth Rose Camperdowne knows her duty. As the sole heiress to an old but impoverished noble family, Eliza must marry a man of wealth and title — it’s the only fate for a girl of her standing. But when a surprising turn of events lands her in the royal court as a maid of honor to Anne of Cleves, Eliza is drawn into the dizzying, dangerous orbit of Henry the Eighth and struggles to distinguish friend from foe. Is her glamorous flirt of a cousin, Katherine Howard, an ally in this deceptive place, or is she Eliza’s worst enemy? And then there’s Ned Barsby, the king’s handsome page, who is entirely unsuitable for Eliza but impossible to ignore. British historian Lucy Worsley provides a vivid, romantic glimpse of the treachery, tragedy, and thrills of life in the Tudor court.

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate by Sandy Hall
Published on July 9, 2019 by Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Pages: 311
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Paisley is really looking forward to college. She is ready to take charge of her destiny and embrace some new experiences! Finding a hot guy to make out with at her first ever college party seems like a great start...until her best friend informs her that mystery guy is actually Carter Schmitt, Paisley's sworn enemy who basically ruined their lives in middle school.
So much for new people and exciting new experiences. Oh well. Paisley will just pretend he doesn't exist. Of course that would be easier if Carter, AKA her super-hot-sworn-enemy, hadn't ended up in three of her classes AND the same work study. Is it too late to rethink this college thing?

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Published on January 23, 2018 by Swoon Reads
Genres: Romance, YA, Contemporary, Queer, Aspec
Pages: 304
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Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting--working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.
But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).
When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes
Published on June 6, 2017 by HarperTeen
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Thriller
Pages: 400
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What is a hero? Paige Nolan knows.
Sean Raynes, the young man who exposed America’s unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero, even if half the dum-dums in the country think he’s a traitor. And her journalist parents, who were captured by terrorists while telling stories of the endangered and oppressed—they were heroes, too. Or are—no one has ever told Paige if they’re still alive, or dead.
Not heroes? Anyone in the government who abandoned her parents, letting them rot somewhere halfway across the world.
And certainly not Paige herself, who, despite her fluency in five languages and mastery of several obscure martial arts (thanks, Mom!), could do nothing to save them.
Couldn’t, that is, until she’s approached by Madden Carter, an undercover operative who gives her a mission: fly to Russia, find Raynes, and discover what other government secrets he’s stockpiled. In exchange, he’ll reopen the case on her missing parents.
She’s given a code name and a cover as a foreign exchange student.
Who is a hero? Not Paige Nolan, but maybe, just maybe, Liberty is.

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Published on October 10, 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Pages: 304
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It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
Published on October 9, 2018 by Amulet
Genres: Queer, Thriller, Fantasy, YA, Aspec
Pages: 480
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In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade.

In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt, and Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her — and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city — or themselves.

What books have you had on your #tbr for forever? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to have a magical week!

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12 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | May 17, 2022

  1. Too many to name! Most of my personal library (all formats)! Eep! lol. Out of your list and in my TBR are ALL OF THEM except Turtles All the Way Down. I have read that. I did also ADD TWO (Doreen and Liberty) to my TBR, thanks a lot! lol.

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