Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books From X Genre Recently Added To Our TBR Lists

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature by The Broke And The Bookish and this week’s topic should be easy: additions to our respective TBR lists.


My chosen “genre” is superhero stories:

  1. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn: I mentioned this one last time, I think? How I love the tagline? “Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder.”
  2. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo: I haven’t grown up with Wonder Woman, but the combination of the rave movie reviews and the love I have for the Six of Crows duology makes me want this book a lot.
  3. Hulk: Deconstructed by Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon: But, like, not Bruce Banner Hulk. This is about Jennifer Walters and also, it’s Mariko freaking Tamaki.
  4. Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds: I needed this years ago, but I’ll take it in August. The cover is gorgeous and don’t you love that the focus is on Miles first and then as his role as Spidey?
  5. Monstress (Volume 2) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda: Not exactly a superhero story. *nervous laughter* But I mean, there are superpowers at play? *shrug* In any case, SOON MY PRECIOUS! <3


My genre of choice is MiddleGrade so…

  1. The Invisible Kingdom by Rob Ryan
    Ryan is a paper cutting artist and this novel is full of his artwork. It’s apparently gorgeous and I want in on the beauty.
  2. Slippers of Pearl – Danyelle Leafty
    This sounds so magical.
  3. Weave a Circle Around – Kari Maaren
    This MG sounds heartwarming and beautiful.
  4. The Pomegranate Witch – Denise Doyen, Eliza Wheeler
    The title alone you guys.
  5. Thornhill – Pam Smy
    I recently received this in the mail and am very much interested in seeing how it plays out.


Picture books! Picture books! All of the picture books! I say it’s for professional development as a librarian and author, but honestly, I just love picture books.

  1. Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz – The cover art alone on this one is just mesmerising.
  2. Blue Ethel by Jennifer Black Reinhardt –  “Ethel is old, she is fat, she is black, and she is white” and this cat lady lady is in love with her already!
  3.  Nope by Drew Sheneman – Change can be scary for little ones, and this nearly wordless picture book looks like a hilarious way to help children look at change with a new perspective.
  4. Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro- The cover is adorable, and the story is about a little bunny who starts its own woodland book club. What’s not to love?
  5. Dad and the Dinosaur by Gennifer Choldenko –  I love dinosaurs, and I love Dan Santat’s illustrations, so I’m excited for this one.
  6. Rabbit Magic by Meg McLaren – Once again I’m drawn in by the cover on this one, and the story, about a magician and his rabbit assistant, sounds pretty sweet.
  7. Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring – I adore picture book biographies, especially ones that aren’t just about politicians or athletes. Hurray for artists!
  8. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song by Gary Golio – This looks and sounds just incredible, and I can’t wait to read it.
  9. Grand Canyon by Jason Chin – This celebration of the Grand Canyon looks like a beautiful, poetic addition to the nonfiction picture book genre.
  10. John Ronald’s Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien by Caroline McAlister- I grew up reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but knew little about the man behind the stories.


Recent additions to my tbr list(s) from the queer romance genre:

  1. Agents of the Realm by Mildred Louise. I am not caught up on this fantasy/sci-fi webcomic, so it counts for this TTT, right? The comic starts off slow but picks up with a bang. Every single one of the five protagonists is distinctly delineated from the others as they meet (or avoid meeting), discover their weapon and powers (sometimes accidentally), try to distinguish mentors from villians, and figure out friendships and girlfriendships.
  2. Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann. If you’ve seen the glorious cover, any other words would be superfluous.
  3. Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones. Historical fiction packed with political and personal intrigue,
  4. The Posterchildren by Kitty Burroughs. I don’t know much about this posthuman academy comic series, except that apparently everybody is queer with maybe one token straight. The blurb reminded me a little of Sky High crossed with X-Men.
  5. Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman. This just came out and it sounds so cute!
  6. Under the Aegis by Vimeddiee. Adventure! Weapons! A newly assembled team that doesn’t get along! I’m not sure how much romantic content there is but I’ve been promised that this webcomic has two ace characters, one aro, one biromantic.
  7. Heartless by Emily Griggs. A newly-vampired young ace woman in Victorian England.


  • Yash K

    Oooh, Janet, I’m adding all of your picks to my TBR list now …