LGBTQ+ Historical Icons Book Tag

This is so cool – I love that you can educate people and share book recommendations at the same time! I’m honoured to be nominated by the creator The Corner of Laura and you can find their post here.

I think it’s so important to keep sharing queer books during and especially after June, to be Proud after pride and to keep supporting indie authors. This tag taught me a few things, and I hope you learn something too!

Also, it’s not a book but I just finished the Heartbreak High reboot on Netflix and it was SO GOOD. It’s the sort of programme you can just lose yourself in (ie, it’s trash, but it’s great trash) and the queer rep is phenomenal. Have you see it? Let me know in the comments!

My favorite proper book of poetry is Emily Dickinson, Assorted Poems by Ted Hughes. It’s such a gorgeous mix of poems, and I’m pretty sure Emily Dickinson was also queer, so it fits really well with the prompt!

There were many characters in Girl Woman Other who had a pretty tricky lot, but what was so powerful about the book was how they faced it. A truly incredible read – find out why this book genuinely changed my life in my review here.

I’m obsessed with the cover for Casey McQuiston’s I Kissed Shara Wheeler and the contents are just as gorgeous as the cover. I think their books are getting prettier and prettier they gain popularity and I can’t wait to see what their next book is like! Find out why I think Shara Wheeler deserves more hype here.

Do you have books that never really left you? I read The Memory Book aeons ago, but every so often I remember it… and I remember how it honestly broke me. It’s clever; the dairy entries of a terminally ill teenager, but written in the present tense as she takes her laptop everywhere she goes. And the ending… it was so long ago but I think I can still remember every line. Find out why in my review here.

One of the most romantic and fantastical and fierce and fiery books I’ve ever read: The Witch King by H. E Edgmon. Alongside amazing trans representation is a powerful cast, a portal fantasy (my favorite) and a load of magical powers that I would definitely want on my team. Unfortunately, it seems you can only get the sequel in America but I haven’t given up looking! Review incoming…

I finally read The Secret History! I don’t think you can get any more academic than that book, and while the setting was flawless (I could almost smell the dusty, damp colleges) I didn’t enjoy as much as I thought I would. While the vibes were immaculate, the substance wasn’t really there, and as Shakespeare said, ‘A book don’t work on vibes alone’. Find out why in my review here!

Ooooh this was a tricky one? I have to go for Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (although it may be in the second book 😬) because Adam’s court scene with his father honestly moved me to tears. I love The Raven Boys so much… and am unbelievably excited for the third and final Dream Thieves book this month.

They’re so special to me that I haven’t many of them because it’s too hard to express my love without turning into incomprehensible fangirling. But you can find my (reasonably understandable) comparison of my experience reading The Dream Thieves vs audiobooking The Raven Boys here!

I Nominate…

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I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

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