Lately, I’ve been trying to read more diverse books and to expand my reading horizons, but I’ve realized I haven’t read many books to represent this very special month.
So I’m exchanging my previous weekly TBR of Scythe, Fangirl, and Falling Kingdoms for a week of LGBTQ+ reads. I managed to find a few at my local library, one of which I was dying to read ever since I saw it’s gorgeous cover.
Initial Thoughts: Fast-paced. Humorous. Well-executed mystery and thriller. Great chemistry between Holmes and Watson. Love that the stories of Watson and Sherlock Holmes were made to be real occurrences, although it’s never really explained. So, alternate universe? And why can’t a guy and girl just be in a platonic relationship? Why does it always have to morph into romance? All in all, a pretty entertaining read. Probably 3.5 stars.
We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book and the reviews for it are mostly positive. I’m in love with the cover and the premise sounds like it’ll be a “quiet” book, and I’m okay with that! Also, this would be my first F/F book! So that’s really exciting.
Dreadnought | April Daniels
A superhero book? Count me in! Besides my love for reading, I have an insane love for comic book movies and TV series. So this sounds wonderful. Also, this would be my first look at a transgender protagonist! I’d love to see how the author goes about it. I’ve heard many good things about this one, so hopefully I enjoy it as well.
Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
I’ve read multiple mixed reviews on this one, and while I worry about the things they’ve pointed out (lackluster world-building, problematic characters, simplified plot), I’m still willing to read it, if only to make my own opinion. I love fantasy, and the promise of an LGBTQ+ romance set in a fantastical world appeals to me. I’ll go in with lowered expectations, but hopefully it doesn’t disappoint too much.
I wanted to add this one to my list but it’s been checked out at the library. I’m hoping I can get my hands on it later this week or even the next. If I can’t get it before the end of this month, then I’ll just wait for The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue for more LGBTQ+ representation. Or I’ll just spend money I don’t have and buy it instead!
That’s it for now. What do y’all think of my list? Have you read any of these? What’s on your reading list for this week/month?
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