Book Release Round Up – 16 LGBTQ+ 2019 Releases

I’m at Pride in NYC today so I thought I should celebrate by, once again, talking about some LGBTQ+ books.

I’m always looking for more LGBTQ+ reads, and 2019 is really stepping up to the plate, so I thought I should compile a list of some great books that I loved or hope to love.

Normally, I would write out a full synopsis for each book, but since I want to talk about quite a few of them (and my synopses always end up a little wordy) I’m just going to try and describe a book to the best of my ability in under 5 words. Let’s see how this goes. Every book will have a Goodreads link in case you want to see the full description of the book!

Alright, lets get started!

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Top 5 LGBTQ+ Reads

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Caitsbook Top 5: LGBTQ+ Reads!

Here is a list of my favorite LGBTQ+ reads. Now, in order to count for this list, at least 50% of the book had to follow an LGBTQ+ character (so I couldn’t include The Raven Cycle or Six of Crows, sadly, but maybe I’ll make another list later!). And if you’re wondering why you’re favorite isn’t included- I probably just haven’t read it yet! There are so many great LGBTQ+ novels in the world and unfortunately, I have yet to read every single one (emphasis on yet).

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Fairytale Retelling Recommendations – Barnes & Noble Classics Edition!

Fairytale Retelling Recommendations!

The Barnes and Noble editions of classics are always so beautiful, so I wanted to show off their covers while talking about some of my favorite retellings!

For Arabian Nights Fans: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
The Wrath & The Dawn is a breathtaking book based on 1001 Arabian Nights. Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan marries a new bride each night only to have her killed in the morning. When Shahrzad volunteers to be his next bride, she has a plan to end his reign once and for all.
For Beauty and the Beast Fans: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
In this Beauty and the Beast retelling, Nyx has been training her whole life to kill the evil ruler she is betrothed to. This book is perfect for people looking for a great romance with beautiful writing.
For The Little Mermaid Fans: To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
A dark twist on the classic tale, Lyra is the siren princess, known for killing only princes, and Elian is a prince known for hunting sirens. When Lyra is punished and made human, she must deliver the Elian’s heart to the sea queen or be banished forever.

What are your favorite Fairytale Retellings?