Can somebody please explain to me how we're already halfway through 2020? What even is time anymore?? February feels like twenty years ago but at the same time it does not feel like it should be July yet. So, June was a month. Surprise surprise, the world is still a mess. I continue to be … Continue reading June Wrap-Up | incredible books and horrifying world events
I'm so excited to share these mini reviews, because I absolutely loved all of these books! They actually fit together quite well, since all of them are about queer women and have similar themes of family, identity, grief, etc. Not to mention that every single one of them made me cry, or at the very … Continue reading Recently Read Books | sisters, queer girls, and books that made me cry
Guess what? I turn 23 in a few weeks! Since I don't have a lot to look forward to in regards to my birthday this year (yay, coronavirus), I thought I'd celebrate by doing my first ever Q&A. (I'm really pushing for those pity points right now 😉) Seems like a good thing to do … Continue reading Birthday Q&A announcement!
Welcome to the middle of the year. Even though it's slightly alarming that we're already halfway through the hellyear that is 2020, the upside is that I get to do one of my favorite tags of the year! I always love looking back on what I've read so far, picking out the highlights (and lowlights) … Continue reading Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag, in which I am indecisive
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab “Being forgotten, she thinks, is a bit like going mad. You begin to wonder what is real, if you are real. After all, how can a thing be real if it cannot be remembered?” To be published Oct. 6, 2020 by Tor Books 448 pages Genre: … Continue reading ARC Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | I sold my soul for eternal life and all I got was this lousy t-shirt
Okay, time for some mini reviews of six books I've read recently! Most of these were wonderful, including a new favorite. Let's get into it! Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey and Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu This graphic novel duology follows Eric "Bitty" Bittle during his four years at Samwell University, where … Continue reading Recently Read Books | adorable graphic novels, new favorite middle grade, and more
Well folks, here we are again: J.K. Rowling is once again being a trash person. As you probably already know, J.K. Rowling has in the past made some transphobic statements indicating that she is a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist); in other words, she doesn't believe that trans women are women. Obviously this is an incredibly … Continue reading How to be a Harry Potter fan without supporting J.K. Rowling ever again
Last year around this time, I posted part 1 of If you liked this, try this: LGBTQ+ books. And fun fact, that is the most viewed post on my blog! So I have returned in celebration of Pride month to bring you ten more recommendations of LGBTQ+ books based on semi-popular (mostly) non-LGBTQ+ books. The … Continue reading If you liked this, try this | LGBTQ+ books, part 2!
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio “You can justify anything if you do it poetically enough.” Published April 11, 2017 by Flatiron Books 368 pages Genre: mystery Date finished: May 31, 2020 Content warnings: drug and alcohol abuse, mentions of suicide, mentions of eating disorder, homophobia goodreads Summary: Oliver Marks has just served ten … Continue reading Review: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio | shall I compare thee to a Shakespearean tragedy?
Happy Pride! Let's not forget that the modern gay rights movement was started by Black trans women rioting against the police. 😌 Before we start out, I want to share some resources that I know have already been shared a hundred times, but it doesn't hurt to add one more time: Resources for how you … Continue reading 40+ queer books by Black authors to support this Pride month (and always)