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!
IT’S PRIDE MONTH!!! The best month of the year!!! In celebration, I’ve compiled a list of 12 amazing LGBTQ+ reads that are perfect if you’re looking to read the rainbow this month.
These are a mix of my personal favorites, plus some that I’m dying to read.
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: I spent 95% of my time reading this book smiling. I’m sure I terrified some people, but oh god was it worth it. (Side note: The other 5% was happy crying)
“Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.”
// Content Warning [MINOR SPOILERS IN BRACKETS]: Mature Content, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Harassment Attempt (Mention), (Drug) Addiction (Mention), Alcoholism, Parent Death (Mention), Mental Illness, Homophobia, Racism, [Public Outing (Without Consent)] //
Red White and Royal Blue is told in the third person perspective of Alex Diaz-Claremont, the First Son of the United States. When his beef with Prince Henry of Wales gets him in the papers, he must stage a fake friendship with him in order to not jeopardize his mother’s re-election campaign. But Henry isn’t as bad as he thought, and he finds himself trying to hide their newfound relationship from both of their nations.
“But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable.”
Read more for all of my incoherent ramblings on a book that completely destroyed me!
I’ve been really bad at posting these on time lately, but I’m 100% blaming BookCon and BookExpo for this month. They just really threw me off. But I won’t let that stop me from talking about what I loved last month, and what I’m hoping to love this month!
Read more for my favorite reads from May, and my June TBR!
The month may almost be over but I can’t not talk about my favorite reads in April, or not set a goal for myself for May. Admittedly, I don’t have much time to complete that goal, but lets be honest, I never actually read everything on my TBR.
Read more to see the best things I read last month, and the books I’m hoping to adore this month!