Thursday, June 7, 2018

Pride Themed TBR!

I had made a list of books that I wanted to read in June based on what I had out from the library and what's on my top-priority shelf of books I own, and I realized that I had unintentionally created a great Pride themed TBR for June, which was so perfect, I just had to pop-in and tell you about it. I'm hoping to write a few reviews for books I've read while I've been gone, but I'm not sure if I will or not. The second half of the year will (hopefully) be extremely busy for me as I am hoping to start my first year of teaching, so I don't know if I will be back to posting or not, but for the meantime, here's what I'm hoping to read this month.

To see what I've been reading lately and a few quick thoughts, you can check out my Goodreads.

Ace Representation
I've heard lots of great things about this YA contemporary, and I'm really interested to read it as the main character identifies as Ace, which is not often represented in novels. I'm not sure if this is own voices or not, but I'll be checking into that after I read it. 

Bisexual Representation
I'm currently listening to this one on audiobook and loving it. This is my first Gay, though she is an author I have been wanting to read for a very long time. So far this memoir is so honest and well written that I am captivated and just want to hear everything that Gay has to say. Gay identifies as bisexual.
Lesbian Representation 
I read and loved Water's Fingersmith last year, and I have been wanting to read another of her books. I'm in the mood for romance novels this month (summer does that to me) but I tend to get tired of the typical YA contemporary romance if I read more than one or two in a month, so I thought a Water's historical romance would be great to throw in this month. 
Gay Representation 
I'm also currently reading this one. I have been wanting to read this one for a very long time and have almost picked it up many times over the past two-or-so years and I finally decided now is the time! I'm really in the mood for a consuming and intense romance story, and I think this one will deliver. Baldwin himself was either gay or bisexual, and one of the only black authors to be open about it during the Harlem Renaissance, and I'm really eager to read his works.  

Have you read any of these? What are you reading this month? Any intense and slightly tragic romances to recommend to me? 


  1. This is a great TBR! I hope you enjoy Tipping the Velvet and I'd like to read Let's Talk About Love, too. I'd also recommend Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue if you haven't read them already.

    1. Read and loved the Gentlmen's Guide! I have been meaning to pick up something by Robin Talley though! I will move that to the top of my list!
      Thanks for stopping by!