Hello everyone! It’s Pride Month so I’m doing a book tag today and recommending more queer books! I mean, you’ve probably seen all of these a lot on my blog but it doesn’t hurt to keep talking about them because they are so good and I love them all so so much!
a book with a spirited protagonist totally proud of who they are
Liz doesn’t start off confident and proud of herself but as the story moves forward, she embraces her true self and lets it shine through. Her character development was one of my favourites! I love how she stops being afraid of going after what she wants or doing things that others might judge her for and just does whatever she wants because she can, and isn’t held back by anyone else. I also love how she makes hard decisions and participates in the paegant even though she hates the spotlight to try to achieve her dreams.
a book that made you, as the reader, find a deeper meaning or catharsis in your own life
This book was about loneliness, about the pressure and expectations we put on ourselves and how we have to learn to let go of them and make ourselves the priority and love ourself, and not the things we achieve. This book is honest and vulnerable and I saw so much of myself in Grace. Following her journey made me realise a lot of things that I was doing to myself and that I needed to reach out and get help too.
I also loved how hopeful the ending is – everything is not magically okay, but as long as you keep trying, it will get better and it just warms my heart to think of that and to desperately hope that things will soon be better for me too!
a book that fills you with so much joy it could brighten up your darkest days
This book is basically a serotonin boost according to me. Nick and Charlie are everything – the beginning of their relationship is a little messy but it is all so cute and they never fail to make me smile. I also love the progression of their relationship in the following book, with how they are there for each other and how they support each other. They are truly my favourites.
a book that is set out of this world – a reality different to our own
The story follows the two goddesses on the two ends of the world which has bene torn apart and divided into one side that only experiences Day and the other that only has Night, in a parallel story telling, as they journey to the abyss where the breaking of the world took place, along with their companions.
All the characters are so different and when you’re reading, you can differentiate between them easily which is something I’m rarely able to do in Multiple POVs and I absolutely adored this book because of that! I also loved the romances in the book – they’re both very well developed + one of them is sapphic!
a book where one of the characters find peace with a difficult truth
Noah is a messy, chaotic teen who makes mistakes and a lot happens the book that he isn’t completely ready to accept. It was really interesting to read as he grows into who he is, realises what is right and what isn’t and finally accepts the harsh reality and changes things to make ti all better.
a book that deals with LGBT+ themes and religion
I haven’t read this but I think it does deal with some aspects of how being queer in a Muslim community can be like when people are very conservative. However, I can’t really say much until I do read it.
DO you agree with the books I picked? What would your choices have been? Let me know in the comments below!