Pink books for all your sweet romances ❤ Well, except Solitaire? I usually don’t like romances, have had that problem since I was a kid. But then I found queer romances and my bi heart realized that – while I’m still not that into romances – there’s some really cute ones out there.
The Pride Library 2019 Challenge is hosted by Library Looter, Anniek’s Library and Michelle Likes Things. Join in on it anytime or link your post in the comments so I see it! Also all reviews I’ve written will be linked.
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Full review: 4/5 stars
LaCour is a great author that writes queer books all so different and amazing. This is a lovely story of a girl who works with decorating movie sets falling in love with a mystery and then the girl underneath it. It’s sweet, it’s mystery, it’s drama and most of all entertaining all the way through.
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Review will be out soon (just finished this book): 2/5 stars
Gay side characters
I adored the characters, but not the story or the writing itself. It’s the first of Oseman’s books, written when she was a teenager, and I think that’s too apparant for me – I’ve loved every other book from her as well as the very gay Heartstopper comics she’s made featuring the gay boys in this book.
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Full review: 4/5 stars
The protagonist girl leaves her old life behind very abruptly and goes away for school, and while she’s alone at the school for vacation her old best ‘friend’ comes to visit and then there’s drama and mystery about how they’re going to reconnect and why she left at all. Beautiful writing, it’s a magical experience on the first read through, until you get to know the reasons behind the mystery.
Soft Science by Franny Choi
Poetry collection exploring “queer, Asian American femininity” and “how to be tender and feeling and still survive a violent world filled with artificial intelligence and automation” which sounds absolutely fascinating.
The Lessons by Naomi Alderman
Are you ever unsure of if you want to read a book and then you see it has queer characters and change your mind? Happens with me a lot. I found this book recommended as a ‘dark academia’ book, meaning it has some kind of mystery and is set on a college/university, in this case Oxford. I just want to read more books like “the secret history” by Donna Tartt, especially gayer versions.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
I’ve seen this contemporary novel recommended so many places. F/F relationship, I think.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and if you liked them! Please link your post if you’re participating so I see it and recommend any LGBTQ books you’ve loved.