Hello everyone! Today is the last day of June, and with that Pride month comes to a close. To celebrate this month, I decided to do a wonderful tag that I was tagged in a few weeks ago!
But first, I want to encourage everyone to continue reading and supporting books with queer characters and written by OwnVoices authors. Just because June is over, doesn’t mean we need to stop reading LGBTQIA+ material.
Also, I want to point out that although I love reading these stories and learning about the characters’ experiences, I am not a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and cannot fully understand their situations. I would love to be a support and an ally to all, and please feel free to comment or message me to help me learn and grow! 🙂
So, without further ado… the LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag!! Thank you so much @ The Sassy Library Fox for both creating this stunning tag and tagging me in it. You create such wonderful content, and I love this new tag and the lovely graphics you made for it! 💛
- Thank whoever tagged you and link to their blog post.
- Link to the original creator: The Sassy Library Fox! And please credit The Sassy Library Fox if you use (copy & paste) the artwork/ graphics.
- Match books with the given prompts.
- Tag as many people as you like!
- Post the rules and the list of prompts in your tag post.
Kyoshi is a stunning, strong main character, and I adore her relationship in The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee and set in the world of the Avatar!
Simon is just the cutest in Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Him and his friends are so sweet, and I love seeing him falling for the boy 🥰.
Evelyn is such a fascinating main character in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I loved hearing Evelyn’s story of hiding her bisexuality during her Hollywood years before learning to live for herself.
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender was a stunning book about Felix discovering more about his identity when his dead name is posted all over school. This book is heartbreaking, sweet, and gorgeous.
Bi and Pansexuality. In theory there are many books with bi and pan characters, but I think few of them are actually done well. This book, I’ll be the One, by Lyla Lee was a fun story with bisexual rep, but I think it felt very underbaked. I wish we had more, quality pansexual stories!
Spellhacker by M.K. England was so fun and exciting, and it had so much queer representation! Reading and learning about Remi (and all their insane power!) was wonderful as they are such a lovable character!
Honestly I still haven’t finished Loveless by Alex Oseman which makes me so sad because I have enjoyed it so much, but I just keep stopping 🤦♀️. I’ve heard amazing things about this aromantic book though!
Camp by L.C. Rosen just made my heart happy! Since the book takes place at a summer camp for queer kids, there are so many different LGBTQIA+ reps and I loved getting to know each and every character! 💛
I adored seeing these two girls find real love in The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth. This book was so sweet, real, and summery and I would highly recommend it!
Charlie and Nick are just the sweetest characters ever in Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman. This is still one of the only graphic novels I have cried over, and I cannot wait to continue reading these guys’ stories! 🥰
Enrique from The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi is amazing! I love his sarcasm and sense of humor- also I desperately hope that he gets a happy ending! He really makes this series better for me!
Oh my gosh, this couple is just downright phenomenal! Honestly it’s kind of a spoiler, but The Shadow of the Fox trilogy has an amazing, queer side character romance that I was soooo there for!
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren is one of the only queer books I have read that really discusses religion. Others will mention it, but this one really considers how religion can impact an individual’s journey, relationships, and mental health.
I love the cover for All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson! Between the colors, cover art, and title, everything about this book just seems like it is trying to blow your pre-perceived ideas out of the window unapologetically!
I cannot wait for Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson to come out on July 6th. Her first book, You Should See Me in a Crown, was beautifully written, and I am excited to read this new story!
I’m not going to tag anyone, but I would absolutely love to see you answer these questions if you are interested! I always enjoy getting new book recommendations!
Feel free to link to your post or leave comments below! 🥰
Happy Pride!! 🏳️🌈
Be safe, Stay strong, and Change the world!! ❤️🏳️🌈✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻🏳️🌈❤️