Happy Pride Month! I was nominated for this tag yonks ago by the lovely Ally over at Ally Writes Things. It’s their original tag and has some brilliant prompts – you can check out their post here. I’d been meaning to do some LGBTQ+ recommendations for pride month and thought this would be a great tag to adapt! All my recs have LGBTQ+ main characters or relationship (although that’s not necessarily required for the tag) and are mostly Young Adult. Do you have any more you would add? Let me know in the comments!
- Tag Ally @ Ally Writes Things so I can see your recommendations!
- Give at least one recommendation for each of the prompts below
- If you don’t have a recommendation, talk about a book you want to read
- Tag as many people as you want!
A book about friendship
After being on my WTR pile since the dawn of time, I finally read Wilder Girls by Rory Power and IT WAS AMAZING. The female friendships in it are superbly written and I especially loved them as something I hadn’t really seen before in horror.
I should have my review out later this week!
A fast-paced book
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo was a gorgeous prose book that had me hooked from the first page. Even if it also broke my heart. You can find my review here!
A diverse romance
The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley was the story of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights in 1950s America. I’d love to read some of Robin Talley’s other books because I fell in love with her writing style. If you enjoy historical fiction, it’s the book for you and you can find my review here.
An underrated memoir
Ahhh I couldn’t think of one for this one! (I’m not that big a fan of memoirs). I’ve left it for anyone who is using mine as a template for the tag.
A nonfiction other than a memoir
What’s The T by Juno Dawson: I loved this book. It’s so informative, but is really funny and engaging at the same time.
A book with fewer than 10,000 ratings on Goodreads
The Falling In Love Montage by Ciara Smyth only has 6,000 ratings on Goodreads
which is a disgrace. I think it was only published recently, but it deserves all the love it can get. I’d 1000% recommend!
A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
All of these! Also, the photos include my favourite LGBTQ+ books that I couldn’t include. What are some of yours? This photo is some of my favourite sapphic books. Find my reviews here:
- Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
- Crier’s War by Nina Varela
- You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson
A book with more than 500 pages
I’m currently reading The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon and should also have a review coming out (not funny) very soon! Well, as soon as I finish it. And it’s humungous. However, it’s fantastic and encapsulates everything I adore about high fantasy.
A translated book
Can you believe, I’ve never read a translated book? This is something I’d love to do but have never really researched properly. Do you have any recommendations?
Book you want everyone to read
I will never stop recommending I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver. It tackles gender, sexuality and mental health in a really honest way. You can find my review here.
A short story collection
I’ve wanted to read the short story collection Pride forever. It’s that book that I always see when I’m checking out at the bookshop and think Ahhh I should have got that! I’ll read it one day…
A book by a trans or non-binary author
No pressure! You don’t in any way have to include only LGBTQ+ books for your tag. And if this a tag that you’d like to try but I haven’t nominated you, feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll add your site to the list!