“OLIVIA, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?”
“ARE YOU GOING TO FINALLY BLOG AGAIN?”
Suffering, school/summer school, and hopefully yes, now that it’s summer.
So, hello! It’s been almost five months since my last post, which is undoubtedly the longest hiatus this blog has ever seen. I didn’t want to take a hiatus, but I ended up without much of a choice. I was super busy at school second semester, and I was trying to read every spare moment I had.
But I’m back, hopefully for good! 😉
Since it’s Pride Month, I thought the perfect return post would be a book tag created by one of my new favorite booktubers (who has an absolutely brilliant channel name) Spencer @ Common Spence. Here‘s his original, in-your-face rainbow video.
(Shh, that makes sense.)
Now let’s dive in!
Red (Life) — A book with a spirited protagonist totally proud of who they are. Someone who gives you life!
Monty from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee! He’s an absolutely shameless bisexual lord that would rather find scandalous adventure than accept his responsibilities. He’s witty and snarky and one of my favorites.
Orange (Healing) — A book that made you, as the reader, find a deeper meaning or catharsis in your own life.
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann! It was only the second book I’d read with a canon asexual protagonist and I absolutely loved the way it was written. It talked about the ups and downs, the doubts and acceptance, and other peoples’ prejudices. I’m not black or biromantic, but this book still really resonated with me.
Yellow (Sunshine) — A book that fills you with so much joy it could brighten even your darkest day.
Without a doubt, Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember! It’s a fluffy novella about unicorns and queer girls. What more can I ask for??? ❤
Green (Nature) — A book that is set out of this world — a reality different to our own.
I’m going to go with one of my favorite reads this year, Timekeeper by Tara Sim! It’s set in a steampunk Victorian England and there’s clock towers and clock spirits and adorable cinnamon roll gay boys. My goal is to read the sequel before the last book comes out next year. *fingers crossed*
Blue (Peace) — A book where one of the characters finds peace with a difficult truth.
My first thought was the June book of the month for Prideathon, so I’m going to go with it: The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde! I loved the character ensemble and the cover legit screams bi pride. Jen Wilde is one of my new auto-buy authors. Her books manage to balance being fluffy and discussing important things. I approve.
(If you’ve read this book or plan to later this month, feel free to join our Twitter discussion on June 28! @prideathon)
Purple (Spirit) — A book that deals with LGBT+ themes and religion.
The only book I can think of for this question is The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis, so let’s go with that! I love the cover, but unfortunately, I didn’t love the book. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
And that concludes the tag! I tag anyone that wants to do this.
Tell me: what are your favorite queer books? Would you answer these questions differently? I’d love to know! 🙂
I’m off to watch Mulan, have a brownie sundae, and continue reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. You know, all the things that make a Monday better. I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤
Until next time,