Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For the last June prompt for “My Favorite,” I knew I wanted to give others a chance to talk about some LGBTQIA books they still have on their TBR. June has felt like an awesome month for queer releases and of course, it’s going to continue into the rest of the year. With that being said, I knew that I wanted to have a chance to shout out a few releases. 🙂
I usually do the prompts during this post but I’m feeling a little lazy. I’ll have them up on Monday so it’ll give others time to get their posts together. Anyways, let’s get into what “My Favorite” is and my picks for this week.
BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.
As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post, and visit others.”
I actually want to break this into two different categories. For me, it’s going to be Queer YA books I still need to read and Queer romance books I still need to read. I’m going to try to limit it to three for each with a clear top priority one. With that being said, let’s get into my picks.
Since I’m going with books already released, my biggest priority has to be You Should See Me in A Crown by Leah Johnson. This book has been hyped for the past few months and I’m super excited to read it. I’m pretty sure that the audiobook is available on Hoopla so I’ll be able to read it basically whenever the mood strikes me. As for the other two YA books, I have to go with Date Me, Bryson Keller which is available through my local library and the audiobook sounds awesome. Last but not least is a 2019 release and that’s Wilder Girls which is another one I’m going to get on audio.
As for queer romance releases, I mostly have a ton on my backlist. Of course, I’d be remiss to not mention the rest of the Kaleidoscope series by Bryce Oakley. Those books are so much fun and I’m excited to continue on. I actually have a lot saved on my Amazon wishlist so the other two were easy to pick out. First is Graham’s Delicacies which I’m pretty sure is a short-story collection focusing on queer relationships. Then there’s Learn My Lesson by Katee Robert which is an m/f/m romance between Hades, Meg and Hercules.
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