#5OnMyTBR: Rom-Coms

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook 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 topic is rom-coms. I don’t have that many on my TBR anymore – both because my TBR is small in general and because I’m reading less and less YA contemporary, which is what 90% of my rom-coms are – but I had enough for this list.

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi


This is a F/F hate-to-love romance published last year that I haven’t read yet for no reason at all, since it sounds amazing – and I might have seen mixed reviews of it (mostly because one of the girls is apparently really rude at some point?), but I’ve also seen some really convincing five star ones.

I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee


Ok this one is on my TBR just because of how radiant this cover is. If pure joy had a form? This is about a girl who “has her sights on becoming the world’s first plus-sized K-pop star” and falls in love with her competitor in the process. It’s m/f with a bisexual main character, if I remember right.

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar


Another contemporary F/F romance! And with a lesbian muslim main character. Twitter loves this one, and I might not have seen a lot of reviews of it but it sounds adorable.

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho


I didn’t know if this counted until I found a tweet from the author, who described it as a rom-com. In which the main character kills people, of course, where would the fun be otherwise? Anyway, ready for this paranormal romance with a gumiho as a main character.

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn


A Japanese-American girl is invited by her grandparents to Kyoto and falls in love with a boy who “moonlights as a costumed mochi mascot”. This sounds lighthearted and incredibly cute and I’m always here for contemporary stories in non-US settings.

Have you read any of these?

10 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR: Rom-Coms

  1. The Henna Wars is on my list as well! And I need to read Wicked Fox one day too — I heard it’s like a kdrama romcom series but the MC kills people and, wow, doesn’t it sound intriguing??
    Amazing list, Acqua!! Thank you so much for participating!! ❤

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