Orange Queer Books #PrideLibrary19 🌈

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.

Orange for … kickass characters and special relationships of all kinds, platonic and romantic? I haven’t read too many orange lgbtq books, but I’ll go with that guess.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera


This cover was just more orange, haha. I dnf’ed this book because while it had a cute gay romance and gay main character, it was just so slow and the plot about nothing – which I found wasn’t for me in this case because I couldn’t connect that well with the characters. Would recommend giving it a try though!

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

Full review: 5/5 stars

Bisexual, gay and trans male characters

The ultimate book about fandom and finding yourself, about identity and friendship. It just did everything so great and still lingers in my mind months later.


Naturally Tan by Tan France


Queer Eye’s Tan France’s memoir. It has to be gay af by definition and I’ve seen lots of people liking it.

Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee


From my research there’s supposed to be a trans character and queer girls. And lots of characters with superpowers, where the protagonist doesn’t have any of them, but still gets involved in danger somehow. Seems fun.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon


Epic fantasy novel that I’ve seen recommended and hyped up so much, but also looks so cool. With F/F romance.

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.

10 thoughts on “Orange Queer Books #PrideLibrary19 🌈

  1. Naty June 4, 2019 / 11:27 am

    Ah this is great! I didn’t know Priory had F/F! It’s just been bumped up on my list. Did you read What if it’s us in Portuguese or was that just because of the cover? It made me do a double take hahaha

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  2. Mel June 4, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    ooh, that orange cover of what if it’s us is interesting! (in a good way) I keep meaning to read I Was Born For This and am hoping I’ll finally get to it for Pride this year since I’m also trying to read some of the books on my unread shelf. I didn’t know Priory was queer. Great list!

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  3. booksmagick June 6, 2019 / 9:53 pm

    Priory is supposed to be so good, everyone is talking about it but it’s just so thick haha, I don’t know if I can ever pick it up … But hope dies last

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    • aquapages // eline June 6, 2019 / 11:05 pm

      I know! I saw it at the bookstore today and I was like «should I?» before I picked it up and was surprised at how heavy it was. I immediately went «at least with ebook I don’t have to constantly look at how little of a dent I’ve made with my progress» haha.


      • booksmagick June 7, 2019 / 8:29 am

        Hahaha yeah that’s a good idea 🤭

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