It’s June first!
Just in case you didn’t know. And that means it the start of Pride month and ALSO the start of #ReadingPride!
For those of you who missed it, #ReadingPride is a challenge I created which gives you the opportunity to read some of those LGBTQ+ books on your TBR, get some recommendations and maybe win some bookish things!
I figured a good way to start the month would be to talk about the books I’m planning on reading – and I’ve found many different genres and rep for my TBR! (still no pan characters…I’m not bitter) Along with a few that I’ve had on my TBR for a while.
And if you have any books your planning to read this month, tell me below! I want to know!
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh – a bisexual necromancer?? How could I have I not heard of this before! I didn’t even know a necromancer was part of the story, but it’s made me almost too excited to read it. It seems to have everything – LGBTQ+, fantasy, magic…what else could I ask for?
Everyday by David Levithan – I first heard of this book from the movie that just came out (which doesn’t seem half-bad, TBH) and also David Levithan is a pretty popular author. So I’m going to give it a go. Plus it’s kind of unconventional fantasy, which I’m interested in.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – I’ve had this on my TBR forever! Unfortunately, I’ve been hearing mixed reviews lately. So I’m not expecting too much from the actual fantasy part of it, which is slightly disappointing. But you never know!
Huntress by Malinda Lo – Melinda Lo is supposed to be an amazing author of lesbian main characters! Huntress is a type of Cinderella retelling I’ve never seen before, plus it’s pretty highly rated on Goodreads. Cinderella retellings tend to be overdone but come on. When’s the last time you saw an LGBTQ+ retelling of any kind?
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block – I had never heard of this author or this book, but it seemed interesting. It’s loosely based on The Odyssey (which, if you know me, you know I love) and it seems like an interesting little dystopian…and I do mean little. Turns out the book is about 1\3 the size of a normal book, and about 1\2 the length (concerning? maybe).
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli – I was waiting specifically for #ReadingPride to pick this book up. I do love Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, but I’ve heard some bad things about the rep in this one. I’m still optimistic, but I do have that in mind going into this book.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Do you have a TBR for June? I don’t usually (I’m a mood reader) but it’s been fun to come up with an actual list!
Have a good weekend readers!