My Pride Month TBR

My Pride Month TBR

Hi friends! 👋🏻 I haven’t made a dedicated TBR for Pride Month in a couple of years and I want to get back into the habit of making one every year.

This time I didn’t want to do a Bingo card style of thing where I get Brownie points for including books or authors who identify one way or are from a specific group of people. I just chose books that I’m very interested and want to read, and if it turns out that the author isn’t cis or white, then that’s a good thing too.

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Book cover of The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

the miseducation of cameron post by emily m. danforth

I am going to be going on holiday very soon and I don’t want to jump into something too heavy so this one sounds perfect for the end of spring. And even though it looks a little thicker than books I normally read, I have a good feeling I’ll be able to breeze through this one.

Book cover of Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

cemetery boys by aiden thomas

Am I a little miffed that the Kindle edition of this book cost pretty much the same as a paperback? Yes, but I’m trying to not dwell on it too much because at least a Kindle edition means that I can read it sooner rather than later. And I would rather read it sooner because I’ve wanted to read this book for ages.

Book Cover for What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

what big teeth by rose szabo

I am a little difficult to please when it comes to werewolf books because I like my werewolves to be big and scary like The Wolf-Man rather than literal wolves like Twilight. From the sounds of it, this one sounds like it has actual scary werewolves which does please me, and it’s by a non-binary author, which I believe is something new to me.

Book cover for Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

aristotle and dante dive into the waters of the world by benjamin alire sáenz

It feels like it’s been a hundred years since I read the first Artistotle and Dante book so hopefully going into the sequel won’t be too much of a struggle. One of the other libraries I’m a member of does have a copy and my fingers are crossed that it doesn’t get snatched up by someone else before I’m able to go.

Book cover for Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

plain bad heroines by emily m. danforth

I didn’t want this TBR to be entirely YA books and while my library does have a dedicated LGBT+ collection, it is comprised mostly of contemporary fiction, which is fine but it’s not what I want to read all the time. We’ve had plenty of stories about tragedy and oppression, and while I don’t know exactly what happens in this book, I am happy to find a modern queer Gothic book.

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Do you have a Pride TBR? If you do, what are you planning to read?

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4 Comments

  1. May 29, 2022 / 5:51 am

    ooh this is a solid tbr! i’ve been wanting to pick up Cemetery Boys for a while now, hopefully soon! <3

  2. May 31, 2022 / 9:26 am

    I love this TBR and best of luck with getting through it! I watched the film for The Miseducation of Cameron Post (not the same as the book I know) but it was quite different to what I was expecting. I hope you enjoy it.
    I need to read the Ari and Dante sequel and Plain Bad Heroines (I am very excited for this one).
    I have read Cemetery Boys though and you’ve probably heard this but it was such a fun read!
    Happy reading and happy Pride! 💚💛💜💗

  3. June 17, 2022 / 6:19 am

    I actively seek out lesbian fiction, being a lesbian myself. There isn’t a lot of good lesbian fiction out there (or I just struggle to find it). 😅

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