Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This is such a fun one, and honestly quite a bit of a call out since I’m way behind in book haul posts (perhaps I should work on that?). And so, in the interest of not boring you with small talk, here are the ones I’ve gotten most recently!

boy10. Boy by Blake Nelson

This is an old ARC that I won in a huge giveaway a short time ago. I don’t know a great deal about it past the summary on the back, but it definitely sounds like a very fun book to read. Featuring a boy with a camera and a girl with a dark demeanor, Boy definitely sounds like the kind of book that I’d love. Plus, the cover is adorable.

solving for ex9. Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans

Another ARC won in a giveaway, I don’t really know a lot about this book but I can tell you that I’m just in love with the cover and the title. If I had to guess, I would say that there’s a strong likelihood that this will involve math and high school. I don’t usually love books like this, but sometimes they can surprise me, so I’m looking forward to giving it a shot.

IMG_04828. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

This is an old ARC that I recently won in a giveaway and was ridiculously excited about. In fact, the only reason I entered the giveaway was because I’d already read and adored this book. I won a few other books in this, some of which I’ve already listed above, but this is the one I was most thrilled to have gotten.

isos7. In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner

Another ARC I received recently and am incredibly excited to read. I do clearly have a lot to catch up on as this book has been on my TBR for a while. This is a YA novel about a young boy whose father dies and so he has to move and live with his mother and eventually finds himself in a psychiatric hospital. I admittedly don’t know much about this one so far, but I’ll keep you all updated!

woodwalker6. Woodwalker and Ashes to Fire by Emily B. Martin

atfThis is one of the few books that I actually bought rather than won or was sent to review recently. I came across a bit of the author’s art on twitter a little while ago and just fell in love with the idea of two characters in the sequel of this book, so I went ahead and bought them both. I’m incredibly excited about reading this series, I just need to find the time to do so.

momr5. Mothers of Massive Resistance by Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

This book focuses strongly on the powers of white supremacy and how it has persisted through time. Taking a deep look at why this is the case, the book explores the very deep-rooted issues in our society that have allowed such a horrible belief to continue and grow within the world. I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s very high on my TBR.

oslu4. One Stone Left Unturned by Marianna Heusler

I got this book as a review copy and while I have started it, I haven’t managed to finish it just yet. This is a book that focuses on the Romanov family from Russia, exploring the story of Tatiana Romanov alongside that of a young girl who has troubles at school and home. I’ll definitely be updating everyone once I’ve finished it.

tt3. Time Tracers by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White

I got this one a little while ago and was thoroughly excited about it. This is a pretty cute middlegrade novel that I think works very well for its age range. A young boy called Taj wakes up one morning after the start of summer vacation to find that his entire summer has been stolen and has to work to retrieve it. I’ve already finished it and do need to get to writing a review soon. This book has not yet been released, though, and it comes out in May of this year so keep an eye out!

tolics2.  The Only Life I Could Save by Katherine Ketcham

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and it only arrived recently. I’m excited about spending some time with it, though I can’t say when that will be happening since I’m always behind on my reading. This book is a memoir featuring a mother and son who both struggle with addiction and their path through it. I definitely feel that this book is going to be wonderfully poignant and I’m truly glad to have it on my shelf.

ss1. Scientist, Scientist Who Do You See? by Chris Ferrie

Ironically enough, this one isn’t for me. But it’s currently on my shelf so I wanted to include it. I bought this book for my niece’s fourth birthday since I know that she loves the Brown Bear version of this story and I wanted to give her something that was beneficial in a thought-provoking way. And this book is wonderful in that it offers a whole list of scientists and their accomplishments at the back of the book. I can’t wait to share this with her this weekend!

And that’s all for now! Happy reading, everyone!

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