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.
Bisexuality seems to still be difficult to portray correctly in novels, it has such a stigma attached to it. In fiction as in real life, a bi person in a hetero relationship might seem straight and a bi person in a gay relationship might seem gay/lesbian. And then there’s the struggle of an author with a bi protagonist correctly portraying how the character is attracted to different genders, but that doesn’t mean they’re attracted to *everyone*. Jeez, let people have types.
As a bi person, I feel that we have privileges that gay and lesbians don’t in that we’re able to pass as straight for longer and possibility of finding love without coming out. At the same time I think it’s more confusing to discover your sexuality because it’s of that stigma attached to it. Hopefully books can help portray bisexuality more honestly and true!
Evelyn Hugo in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (full review)
Theodore Decker in The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Monty in The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue by Mackenzi Lee (full review)
Magnus Bane in The bane chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson
Fire in Fire (Graceling #2) by Kristin Cashore
April in An absolutely remarkable thing by Hank Green (full review)
(I really hope I’ve gotten this right, please tell me straight away if I haven’t)
Queens of geek by Jen Wilde
The trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
Far from you by Tess Sharpe
Of fire and stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Labyrinth lost by Zoraida Cordova
Let’s talk about love by Claire Kann
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.