Hey all, Dani here.
As big readers, and honestly I feel like especially as book bloggers, most of us have large TBRs that never seem to get any smaller. And sometimes that means there are books that we’d really like to get around to reading but it seems difficult to find the time to read ALL of the books that sound interesting. Today I want to talk about some books with LGBTQIAP+ characters and themes that I still haven’t gotten around to reading.
Obviously, I should probably start with the ones that are actually on my TBR for this month, so hopefully I can make that happen. Though I feel bad, because one of the books has been placed on a handful of TBR lists over the last couple years and I still haven’t read it…which is silly, because I still think that I would totally love it.
All right, let’s do this.
Oh darn, I forgot Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst. I still need to read that one too.
Actually, to be fair, there’s probably some other Pride books I have on my shelves that I’m just not remembering as having LGBTQIAP+ representation in it. But these are the ones I can think of right now. And only a couple of them are newer releases; most of these have been on my TBR for a couple years now, so it makes me rather frustrated that I haven’t read them yet.
It’s annoying when that happens, you know? As readers there are so many books that sound interesting and that we want to read. We count down the months/weeks/days until they are released, and then we pick the book up intending to read it very soon…and then we get distracted by other new releases. Ah, yes, the life of a bookworm.
So then I get to do posts like this where I pretty much shame myself for books that I have been wanting to read for a while, but just haven’t picked up.
The books I have on my list include characters who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, aesexual, and more. I enjoy a good relationship, and I don’t care if that relationship is between a male and a female, two males, two females, sexual in nature or just romantic in nature, or even just a relationship of the mind. If the characters are intriguing and the story draws me in, then it makes for a good read in my mind.
I haven’t focused on Pride Reads just yet this month; my focus has been on #AGameofBooksathon, and I think in about another week I’ll have finished all 11 prompts, so I’ll be able to jump on my Pride TBR, which includes The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee, and What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, but I may also pick up These Witches Don’t Burn and It’s Not Like It’s A Secret. But I’ll have to see where I am after I finish my other reading challenges for the month.
Are there any Pride books I should be adding to this TBR? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.