Hi guys! Happy Pride Month! Ya’ll know I usually don’t post TBR’s, cause I’m the biggest mood reader and total trash at sticking to them. But I really, really want to yell about some of the queer books I’m excited to read this month, so I’m making an exception for Pride. I’ve tried to accurately state what rep there is in each book, but since I haven’t read them yet, I’m obviously not 100% sure it’s correct. So if you happen to have read them and know something I dont, please feel free to let me know. Now let’s yell about some gay books, guys, it’s what we’re here for.
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
This one’s my current read and so far it’s really weird and amazing. It’s a biopunk space-opera with an all female cast, morally grey characters and a lesbian love triangle.
The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin
I put this fantasy novella on my TBR for two reasons:
1. There’s a main f/f relationship.
2. There’s dragons, kittens and unicorns.
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
I love circus-themed fantasy books, so I’m very excited about this one. I think it’s going to be a really dark and atmospheric read. The MC is bisexual and there’s a lesbian and a demi-sexual side character.
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
I was so happy when I saw this book on a list of f/f book recommendations! I was hoping to find the time for it this month anyway, and now it fits perfectly with my pride-themed TBR. I’m so excited to read about my precious Slytherin daughter Mia exploring her sexuality.
The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding
I’m really feeling contemporaries right now and this sounds like a really light, fun and summery one. The MC’s a fat, lesbian fashion blogger, who falls in love with the other intern at her summer job at a Los Angeles fashion boutique.
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never read a book with a trans main character, but what better time to remedy that than pride month? This book’s told from the dual POV’s of David, who wants to be a girl and Leo, a boy he becomes friends with. (I’m using he/him pronouns here cause that’s what the blurb says, but I find it kind of weird that it uses the phrase “wants to be a girl”? Is that weird?)
Physical by Andrew McMillan
I picked this up because it reminds me of my all time favorite poetry collection, Crush by Richard Silken, both thematically and aesthetically. The poems are described as being hymns to the male body, male friendship and male love.
Heaven or This by Topaz Winters
A lot of my queer friends on twitter and goodreads have read this and really love it, so I’m very excited to finally read it. It’s poems in the shape of love letters, about being a girl who loves girls.