It’s June, which means it’s Pride Month, which means it’s the perfect time to spotlight some LGBTQIA+ books! I created this tag, so feel free to use it and adapt it but please tag me as I would truly love to see other’s responses and pick up some recommendations!
The only rule: all books should be LGBTQIA+ in some way.
This is an absolutely delightful Contemporary YA novel and one of my favourite reads of 2020. Liz is such a fantastic main character, and it’s so easy to form that instant connection with her. If you haven’t read this yet, what are you waiting for?
Read my review of You Should See Me in a Crown
I came across Kalynn Bayron when I first requested Cinderella is Dead and as soon as I could I pre-ordered This Poison Heart. Both centre young Black girls, doing something extraordinary, and I am so excited to return to Briseis’ story in This Wicked Fate. These are such great books, and I’d recommend them for any age.
My reviews of Cinderella is Dead / This Poison Heart
I absolutely adored this book and haven’t stopped thinking about it since I first rad it, and that was back in August 2021. Cole has this wonderful way of writing characters you completely fall in love with and want to see fall in love, and puts them in this rich, historic setting, and does it all in a short space!
My review of That Could Be Enough
4. Book You Can’t Wait to Read
A Contemporary YA Thriller, The King is Dead sounds like it’s going to be a great read. I have this currently via NetGalley, and at the moment Goodreads shows the release date as July 7th, so keep an eye out for this one. I don’t normally read Thrillers, but the idea behind this one – and yeah, the royal aspect – really grabbed me.
This book is an excellent horror novella, and J.K. Pendragon can pack a whole lot into a short space. I was completely swept up by this one. They also wrote the wonderful Witch, Cat, and Cobb, and both novellas are worth checking out.
My review of Witch, Cat, and Cobb
Review of To Summon Nightmares coming soon on Divination Hollow
6. Graphic Novel
Any of Joe Glass’ work could be included here, to be honest, but The Pride was the first one of his comics I read, and it’s really very good. Also highly recommend The Miracles – they’re two different stories, but both excellent, and both with a focus on LGBT+ superheroes.
Read my review of The Pride
7. Wildcard!/Free Choice
I really enjoyed this book, and absolutely loved Jack Valentine, a bi vampire who finds herself torn between a cute Scottish doctor and the most powerful vampire in Oxford. There’s plenty more to sink your teeth into with this one, and if you like Urban Fantasy, it’s not to be missed.
Read my review of May Day
So there we have it – 7 Books for Pride! Again, if you give this a go please do let me know as I am always always keen on adding more LGBTQIA+ books to my TBR!
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