Pride Month: My TBR

capture-20190605-164057.pngHello lovelies! How are you? Are you excited for Pride Month? I’m very excited, which will become very clear when you see how many LGBT+ books I’ve added to my TBR for the month. I think this might be first time I’ve had too many queer books on my shelf to read them all in one month, which I think is pretty amazing. Especially since the majority of those books are f/f stories! Finding good f/f books used to requite a private investigator, so I’m very hyped about this development.

I’ve tried my best to include information about the representation in each book, but since I haven’t read them yet I can’t 100% guarantee that the information’s accurate,  So please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong or let me know about any additional rep I’ve missed. 

Final Draft by Riley Redgate

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This might be the book I’m the most excited to read this month! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about the representation in it and I love reading YA books about creatives, so I’m super excited that the MC is a writer.

Representation: Pansexual biracial Ecuadorian plus-size main character, Korean lesbian side character, f/f relationship. 

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

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Alice Oseman’s one of my favorite contemporary writers, I just love the way she writes about friendship and mental health. So I’m really excited to read this book, which explores online friendships and fandom culture.

Representation: Bisexual, trans male, and gay characters.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

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Everything I’ve heard about Summer of Salt makes me think it’s the kind of book I adore. There’s a strange island, a family where the women have magical abilities and a complicated sister dynamic. Strange and magic is always my cup of tea.

Representation: Lesbian main character, f/f relationship. 

Style by Chelsea M. Cameron

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Style sounds like a really light and fluffy love story about two teen girls who are both in the process of exploring their sexuality and coming out. I hope this is as sweet and fun as it sounds, cause I’m always here for some gay fluff.

Representation: Lesbian main characters, disabled main character, f/f relationship. 

Skylark by Karen Gregory

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Skylark is a UKYA which explores class and poverty, as well as a romance between two teenage girls from different backgrounds. I haven’t heard a lot about this, but I think that premise sounds really interesting!

Representation: Lesbian main character, f/f relationship. 

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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I see this book everywhere, but I somehow know very little about it? Honestly, I’m just here for the gay necromancer aesthetic. And that cover.

Representation: Bisexual main character, f/f romance.

This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow

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This is the third book in this post that I added to my TBR thanks to aquadimore, so shout out to to the queen of f/f book recs for making my reading life gayer. I’m super excited read this book for a lot of reasons, but mostly because it’s all about female friendship!

Representation: Black lesbian main character, f/f romance.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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This book is 800+ pages long, so with everything else I want to get to this month it might be a little too ambitious. But it’s epic f/f fantasy with dragons – so I feel like I should at least try to read it for Pride. Like, it would rude not to.

Representation: f/f relationship, several queer characters. 

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera 

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I’m not the biggest fan of the books I’ve read by Albertalli or Silvera, so I might be setting myself up for failure with this one. But I do love a good New York rom-com and I’m always here for a meet cute, so I can’t not try this one.

Representation: Gay main characters, m/m relationship. 

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

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I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about literary fiction novel which tells the life story of a gay man from Ireland. Realistically I’ll probably only get to this one or Priory of the Orange Tree this month, since they’re both on the chunkier side. But aim for the stars, right? And by stars, I mean ALL THE BOOKS.

Representation: Gay main character.

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Have you read any of these books?
What’s on your June/Pride TBR?

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