Happy Pride Month!
To celebrate Pride Month, I wanted to make this post to compile a list of LGBT+ books on my TBR list at the moment!
KINDRED – 12 Queer Stories. Various
‘What does it mean to be queer? What does it mean to be human? In this powerful #OwnVoices collection, twelve of Australia’s finest queer writers explore the stories of family, friends, lovers and strangers – the connections that form us.’
I have been so looking forward to getting my hands on this one and my copy *finally* arrived on Thursday! An anthology of works by 12 Queer Australian writers. What could be better?
The Meaning of Birds. Jaye Robin Brown
I was really drawn to this cover and the blurb. I also don’t have many books that focus on a Lesbian relationship.
‘Reeling from the devastating loss, Jess pushes everyone away, and throws out her plans to go to art school. Because art is Vivi and Vivi is gone forever.’ This one sounds like a heart breaker.
Boy Erased. Garrard Conley
The story of Garrard Conley who ‘was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. ‘
I Was Born For This. Alice Oseman
‘For Angel Rahimi, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything – her friendships, her dreams, her place in the world.’
Love Alice Oseman! Her books have a lot of diverse characters and I think it’s something she finds important to write about. IWBFT has Gay, Trans & POC characters!
The Song of Achilles. Madeline Miller.
‘Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.’
The story of Achilles and Patroclus, a lot of Greek Mythology and my friend Marissa raves about this book so I trust her judgement! I also never really read this kind of book that is based on historical fact so I’m really looking forward to it! Circe by Madeline Miller is my next read so here’s hoping I like her writing style!
I Wish You All The Best. Mason Deaver
‘At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.’
Nonbinary character, they/them pronouns, cute first relationship and a cover that drew me in the second I spotted it on Twitter!
I hope some of these grab your attention and go on your TBR list for this Pride Month. ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman, ‘The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice & Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee & ‘What If It’s Us’ by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera also deserve honourable mentions but I’m sure I will post about them throughout the month on my Instagram, so be sure to follow me there!