Sunday, 25 June 2017

#LGBTQIARead & #PrideBookClub TBR (Kinda)

So, my lovely friends George (@theGeorgeLester) and Faye (@daydreamin_star) are hosting the #LGBTQIARead on Twitter. Basically, it's a week (25th June to 1st July) where you can read LGBT+ books! I love this idea and I do have plans to do a binge on LGBT books in the future, but I got myself in a knot on what I'm reading so might not be taking part. If you guys want to, check out for more details.

But, because I wanted to get involved in some way, I decided to write a fast post about some books on my TBR that are LGBTQIA. Now, I have no idea when am going to read these so don't get too excited but there are one or two I do want to read in next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled.

So, should I name some LGBTQIA books I have on my TBR? Where do I start? er...

The lovely people at Penguin Platform, who are hosting their own LGBT book club over the next few months to celebrate Pride - #PrideBookClub - and they sent me two books: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Both I am intrigued to read - Rubyfruit Jungle more as I have never heard of this book. But I do want to get my rear in gear and read these soon.

Another book I have on my kindle TBR (via NetGalley) is Good As You by Paul Flynn. This non-fiction (I know! I NEVER read non-fiction) follows British history over 30 years up to when same-sex marriage became legal in the UK. It's full of pop culture and reference that I can get on board with. Again, this is another #PrideBookClub read but am going to save this till last, I think, as I struggle at times with non-fiction so I don't want to rush.

I discovered this novella by fluke and that is Marine Biology: A San Andreas Shifter Prequel by G.L. Carriger (or Gail Carriger, author of the Parasol Protectorate series). Now, I am not a fan of LGBT erotica and this series hints that it might go this way (I have read some that fit in this genre but I always find the writing a bit chucky in place) but I sense that humour is going to be the main driving force of this and I am all up for humour!

I have more - The Last Beginning by Lauren James (time-travel/bending with LGBT characters? And with the first book in the duology being awesome? SOLD!), The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Greek mythology retelling but with a LGBT twist? Yep, am tapping that!), the new Cassandra Clare novel - Lord of Shadows (I hope to finish Lady Midnight today, but Cassandra never fails to have a wonderful blend of diversity in her books and this new trilogy is no exception!), Played! by JL Merrow (NetGalley impulse request - Don't ask!), Unburied Fables (A collection of fairy tales reimaginings with a LGBT twist. Something I can get totally on board with) but the one author that I hope to be all over in the coming months is Adam Silvera with his books, History is All You Left Me and his upcoming (and the one I am desperate to read!) They Both Die At The End! I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK VERY VERY SOON!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the readathon. But more importantly, ooh. Good As You sounds really fascinating! I've been really into non-fiction lately so that sounds perfect for me.