30 Days of Pride Recs | LGBTQ+ Books I’ve Loved (Pt. 2)

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In celebration of Pride Month I’ll be sharing 30 books with some awesome queer representation. Will these 30 books be representative of all the varied, amazing works by queer authors? Not at all. These recommendations are personal and are heavily influenced by the genres I love and the types of characters I tend to connect with. All books on these lists are ones that I’m reading, that I’ve loved, and that I’m excited to share with you. In this series of recommendations, it is safe to assume that all books listed are Own Voices unless otherwise noted. Instead of inundating your inboxes with a post every day, these recommendations will be coming out every Saturday in June, with a theme tying each list of books together.

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Mid-Month Update: May 2019

Hey friends, I’m back!

The end of April to the beginning of this month has meant slow progress for reading. It’s a busy time in year, so no shame in that, but my TBR has relentlessly piled up in the meantime. Between some really amazing Book Outlet deals (the entire Shades of Magic trilogy for $15!), a couple gifted copies, and a splurge at my local indie bookstores to celebrate a promotion at work I’ll be busy for months. On top of all of that, a slew of highly anticipated winter 2020 releases dropped on Edelweiss and I got approved for nearly a dozen books that I requested months ago, so my kindle has been inundated as well. As far as reads in this past month, there isn’t a whole lot to rave about except Birthday (review on 5/21) but I’ve finally picked up Red, White, and Royal Blue (I know, I’m late to the party, but it’s fiiine) and so far it’s quite good. So without further ado, here’s a look at what I’m currently reading, what I’ve added to my TBR in the past month, and a book I can’t wait to read. Pro tip: if you’re just here to skim, check out the titles in blue.

Currently Reading

Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.”

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Monthly Wrap Up: April 2019

This month 6 books were reviewed on The Book Stack with an average rating of 4.2 stars. On top of reviews I was tagged by Siobhan to participate in The Mystery Blogger Award tag, and I really loved getting to read all of your answers. Though this was a light month for reading, I think I was as lucky as I could be with what was up for review. So, without further ado, my favorites of the month.  Continue reading “Monthly Wrap Up: April 2019”