Queer TBR of June | #PrideLibrary20

I’m joining in on some of the #pridelibrary20 prompts, hosted by The Library Looter, Michelle Likes Things and Anniek’s Library throughout June. Here’s a link to a summary of my posts from last year.

This is way too many books, especially for someone who have a pretty full-packed June at the moment, but things might change and I might make a dent in this list. First off, I have to let the graphic novels be because I’m travelling and can’t order them to me, while preferring to read physical graphic novels so much more than digital. Heartstopper vol. 3 and Mooncakes – I’ll read them this fall instead.

  • When we were magic by Sarah Gailey: queer female witches
  • Sawkill girls by Claire Legrand: horror-ish fantasy with enemies to lovers and queer girls
  • Out of salem by Hal Schrieve: nonbinary mc, lesbian mc, queer side characters and also lots of zombies. I don’t know how that works out either, going to find out I guess.
  • Every heart a doorway by Seanan McGuire: asexual mc and children diseappearing into magical lands
  • Wilder girls by Rory Power: a horror book set at an all girl’s school and a queer mc that i can’t quite figure out more about without potentially spoiling myself. This book review says; “feminist horror” and “hella gay”, so we’ll go with that.
  • Felix ever after by Kacen Callender: transgender mc, dealing with self-discovery and falling in love for the first time.
  • Brave face by Shaun David Hutchinson: memoir by a gay author.

Wolfsong by T. J. Klune: m/m romance, contains werewolves.

The last true poets of the sea by Julia Drake: my thought-process seeing this book was “hey look at that interesting title, wonder if it’s mermaids” then I investigated further and realized it’s a more serious story dealing with mental illness and the aftermath of a suicide attempt in the family, along with the mystery of uncovering a shipwreck and a f/f relationship.

Magic for liars by Sarah Gailey: urban fantasy/murder mystery standalone with bisexual love interest, a magical witchy school and lots of blood and violence and other questionable things.

Ship of smoke and steel by Django Wexler: a YA fantasy book with a bisexual mc that’s more of an anti-heroine, and also on a mission to steal a legendary ghost ships. I mean – bi pirates, basically.

The library of the unwritten by A. J. Hackwith: pansexual mc, also a former anti-heroine/badass who’s now settled down into being the Head Librarian of a “neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside” (from the synopsis). I have to love this, I mean – “power struggle between Heaven and Hell” sounds delightful.

Mask of shadows by Linsey Miller: genderfluid mc, also a badass thief. Fantasy with assassins and royalty and vicious circus acrobats apparently.

Poetry collections by queer girls

  • Aphrodite made me do it by Trista Mateer
  • Please don’t go before I get better by Madison Kuhn
  • Almost home by Madison Kuhn
  • Shame is an ocean I swim across by Mary Lambert
  • Soft on soft by Mina Waheed

7 thoughts on “Queer TBR of June | #PrideLibrary20

  1. Tammy June 1, 2020 / 3:37 pm

    Two Sarah Gailey books that I loved! I highly recommend both Magic for Liars and When We Were Magic😁

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    • aquapages // eline June 1, 2020 / 4:00 pm

      I put them on the list before I realized they were by the same author, hahha. But great to know! I’m excited

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  2. Ayunda June 2, 2020 / 7:59 am

    Sounds exciting!!! Mask of Shadows sound awesome, it’s been a while since I read a really captivating fantasy and I’m really in the mood for those. Best of luck for June!

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  3. Naty June 2, 2020 / 5:08 pm

    This looks great! Magic for Liars is such a fun read, I hope you like it!

    Liked by 1 person

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