Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Top Ten Books With Fresh Takes

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and The Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a spring cleaning freebie, so I thought I'd feature some books that feature ideas I haven't seen in YA before or look at things in a new light.

1. A Shot at Normal by Marisa Reichardt - I'm pretty sure this is the first book I've read that's considered the effect of anti-vax parents on their kids

2. The Project by Courtney Summers - This book has cults as you've never seen them before. The book is dark, but really good!

3. The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco - An examination of climate change through a fantasy lens, this book has tropes you'll love mixed with a special type of fantasy story

4. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall - While at its heart a love story not unlike many others, this book is an experiment in storytelling and voice

5. The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh - This book really dives in to the state of sexual education for teens today in a way I haven't seen before

6. Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli - A fictionalized look at the sexual abuse scandal that rocked American gymnastics, it combines a love of the sport with the ideal of what girls can be when we stand with each other

7. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White - With a new look at the Frankenstein story, White portrays the trials and tribulations of a young woman determined to survive at any cost

8. Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson - I loved this book for the title alone, but it is more than just a sci-fi adventures, it's also an exploration of language evolution, human adaptation, and the consequences of our actions on the future

9. Wilder Girls by Rory Power - Like The Never Tilting World, this book explores the consequences of climate change through a new lens, this time featuring ruthless girls willing to do anything for each other

10. May the Best Man Win by Z.R. Ellor - I'm finishing out with an upcoming book that I want to read ASAP! A recently out transgender boy competes against his ex-boyfriend for the title of Homecoming King, which is a recipe for a feelings rollercoaster!

What books do you feel have a fresh take or new ideas? Let me know in the comments!


  1. A Shot at Normal sounds so good!

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  2. These picks are all so interesting.