Hi! I’m very thrilled to be writing this right now, because in this I’ll be listing the books I’ll be reading this June, which is Pride Month! (Well, obviously.)
There’s so many good books in here I’d like to read, and I can’t wait to get to all of them! So, before I digress (And also for the reason ‘I don’t know what else to say helpmepls’), here’s my TBR for May.
the weight of the stars by k. ancrum
You all know I had to put this one first on the list because of its concept of gays (!!) in (!!) space (!!). I’ve been aching to read this for so long— when I went to the library a couple of days ago, I saw this on the shelves and literally ran to pick it up.
I did already read this, I ended up doing so in three sittings. It’s that good.
Do me a favor and add this to your TBR, please.
wild beauty by anna-marie mclemore
I’ve heard so many good things about this author’s books! They look so beautiful and amazing. I also got The Weight of Feathers aswell, (though it happens to be the author’s only book without queer representation), and I’m stoked to read both!
everything grows by aimee herman
Maybe these short library stories’ll become a thing now. Because when I was walking around the Young Adult section I saw this book’s cover facing outward, at first not being interested in the book . . . but then seeing the rainbow on it and thinking: Definitely gay. Need.
(Also, I keep forgetting the name of this book for some reason? Perhaps it’s because it was’t on my TBR before I picked it up.)
queens of geek by jen wilde
I’m about 100 pages into this and it’s pretty fun! It reminds me of The Pros of Cons (a book I loved a lot. Read it.), in the aspects of sapphics and conventions. But a bit too much? It pulls me out of the story as a result.
There is amazing diversity though! One of the main characters is autistic and has anxiety, and another MC is bisexual / Chinese-Australian, with a black love interest. (yes !! please !!)
meg & linus by hanna nowinski
I’m currently reading this, and I’m kinda dissapointed. I can’t get into the writing, and it’s so sad, because I was initially very excited to read this—but oh well, I guess. (There’s also a lot of bi-erasure, so yikes for this one.)
death prefers blondes by caleb roehrig
I first added this book to my TBR because of its cover (yes, something I am majorly guilty of), but after looking more into it, I found out it’s pitched as Ocean’s 8 meets RuPaul’s Drag Race, and I am 100% here for that concept!
Also, it’s a mystery featuring drag queens and queer characters—which in my mind translates to: More reasons to scream about this book. I am serious.
Those are the books I’d like to read this month! I’m almost positive I’ll get to all of them before the month ends, because of one common characteristic they all have: gay. Hopefully that’s enough of a motivation.
What are you reading for Pride Month? (Are they any of these books—I’d love to buddy read one.) Have you read any of these? Let’s talk about it in the comments! :))