It’s the first #5OnMyTBR of May! How are you doing this month?
#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.
This week’s prompt is Contemporary!
I know it’s a broader prompt but I decided it’s good to have a broader one every now and then. It made me realise though that a lot of ‘contemporary’ books on my TBR could be considered historical by now.
How do you clasify books set in 90s/00s?
|| I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman ||
💛 a trans boy
💛 a Muslim girl
I’m a huge fan of Radio Silence and Heartstopper so I want to read everything by Alice Oseman.
I love the way she writes contemporaries that are light, relavant, and funny but also deep and insightfull.
|| Loveless by Aice Oseman ||
💛 aro/ace rep
💛 feeling loveless
Another book by Oseman.
I don’t think I’ve read a book that was specifically about aro/ace rep yet? And I’m kind of considering aro-spec label for myself so that may clear things up for me.
Also, I miss uni so books set at uni are IN.
|| I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver ||
💛 non-binary rep
💛 heard it’s cute
So, I want to read more books with tran and non-binary rep — especially now that I’m considering I may be somewhere on the non-binary spectrum and this has been on my TBR since before it’s been released.
Maybe it’s time to get to it finally.
|| Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai ||
💛 enemies to lovers
💛 interracial romance
Well, this looks sexy? And I’m here for it.
Especially the enemies to lovers part. And I think it has some mental health rep as well so that’s a big win already.
This is supposed to be on Scribd soon so won’t be long on my TBR anymore.
|| Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde ||
I’ve read The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde not so long ago and I LOVED it so I want to try more books by her.
I love her wrting style and how light and fun it is while still having some serious moments.
And I want more cool stories about fndoms!
Do you also feel like contemporaries and romances lately?
I don’t know if it’s the pandemic that’s causing all this craving for fluff and smut or I’m just on the fantasy burnout but contemporaries are all the jam right now.
What’s your weird new pandemic reading habit?
- Do you participate in #5OnMyTBR?
- Do you have any of those on your TBR?
- Have you read them maybe? (Make me read them then!!)