It seems like if I’m celebrating Pride in my blogging that I should be celebrating it in my reading, too. I have decided to try to read at least 3 queer books in the month of June. Here are some of the books I’m considering reading:
- Final Draft | Riley Redgate – I *was* super psyched for this book…until I started reading it the other day. Now, I’m not certain if I’m going to keep up with it or not. I tend to always WANT to like books about teen writers, but in reality I end up not liking them, ESPECIALLY when they include the “character’s writing.” Not a fan. But it is queer so??
- Girls of Paper and Fire | Natasha Ngan – A book about girls trained to be the king’s concubines but fall for each other?? YES PLEASE! Plus, look at that cover!!
- When the Moon was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore – I’ve been meaning to read this author for FOREVER. It’s queer and magical realism. What could be better?
- Anger is a Gift | Mark Oshiro – I’m not so sure what this book is actually about but I’m pretty certain it has LGBT stuff, police violence, and race issues. So many people have been raving about this book that I might read it despite the terrible cover that I hate.
- Autoboyography | Christina Lauren – I’ve wanted to read this book since before it had a cover. So many bloggers have been raving about it lately, which is great. It’s about a boy who gets dared to take a class where you write a novel in a semester and falls for the class TA even though he’s bi and in the closet because he’s living in a Mormon town now.
- Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore – Maybe I’ll read this one sooner than I think because it’s also the group read for the Spring Fling Read-A-Thon. It’s about a bunch of magical queer sisters and a mysterious boy who appears. I actually started reading it last year and remember liking it, but must have gotten distracted by other books somehow.
Are you doing any special reading for Pride? Which of these book should I read first?