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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?

35 thoughts on “Pride Month: My TBR

  1. I’ve only read a few of the books here, but I plan to finish most of these this month! I’ve read What if it’s Us and enjoyed it but the ending kind of disappointed me

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  2. “the queen of f/f books” = aaaa thank you!

    I admire every person who adds Priory to a monthly TBR. I just look at it, get intimidated, and never start it even though I own it.
    Final Draft and This Is What It Feels Like! I hope you like them, and that Summer of Salt is good too – I didn’t get to it last summer like I wanted and then forgot it existed, but maybe I really should get to it. Also, I haven’t heard that much about Skylarks either but it does sound cute

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    1. I know it’s big one, but it’s f/f fantasy with dragons! I gotta try!
      Thanks! I’m pretty sure I will, they both sound like exactly my kind of contemporary. I’ve heard mixed things about Summer of Salt, but I’m still hopeful 😊

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  3. Final Draft is also on my TBR for this month! I’m also hoping to read The Princess and the Fangirl and my eARC of Shatter the Sky (another f/f story with dragons!!). I’m currently reading They Both Die at the End.
    And oooh, Style sounds adorable– I just added it to my Goodreads TBR. 😊 Ahhh, I’m always on the look out for more f/f romances and I honestly just wanna steal your whole TBR right now!
    Happy reading! I hope you love all of these books!

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    1. More f/f fantasy with dragons? That’s so exciting! And The Princess and the Fangirl sound so cute. I’m adding both to my TBR 😊 I’m always looking for more f/f reads too!
      Thank you so much! I hope you’ll love Final Draft and happy Pride reading 💕

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  4. Ooh I really want to read summer of salt as well! It sounds amazing!
    I hope you get to reign of the fallen! I absolutely loved that one myself!

    (Www.evelynreads.com)

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  5. WHAT A TBR ahh I feel like screaming and jumping all around, you have so many great books on here I hope you’ll love them! 😀 I Was Born For This, This Is What It Feels Like, Final Draft, What If It’s Us were all so so so soooo good, I hope you’ll love them just as much as I did 🙂 happy reading! x

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  6. WHAT A GREAT TBR!! I’m also hoping to read Summer of Salt this June! 😄 Also, I Was Born For This, The Priory of the Orange Tree, and What If It’s Us are all incredible books that I love a LOT. Hope you do too! Good luck with your reading!

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  7. The Priory of the Orange Tree is my favourite book of the year so far, I hope you’ll love it as well, it can be intimidating, but it’s so worth it! I love Alice Oseman so much, I binge-read her books last year and I really want to reread them soon, I Was Born For This was everything! You got me so intrigued by Reign of the Fallen, I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on it. Happy Pride reading! 🌈

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    1. Oh wow, that’s high praise! Now I’m even more excited to get to it. I love big books, so it shouldn’t be a problem 😊 I love Alice Oseman too, so I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get to I Was Born For this.Thank you so much 💕🌈

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  8. Really great list Aurora, Reign of the Necromancer is probably the one book that’s more up my street as I don’t read a lot of contemporary fiction and I’ve just finished reading Priory (but I’m in the minority of people who didn’t absolutely love it…).

    One thing I wanted to point out is that John Boyne recently wrote a story centred around a trans character and has had a lot of backlash from the trans community. He’s responded terribly, ignoring problematic points and has just been plain rude on twitter. Obviously you’re under no obligation to boycott him or anything but I just wanted to let you know in case this was something you’d missed!

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