So you’re in the mood for lgbt books with hate to love trope

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So that’s a pretty long title, but the post will be quick, because I’m sick and need a nap. Yes, I managed to get sick in June, in the middle of summer! I blame it on all the stress of last week and the running around on Friday doing errands for work till 10pm…

Anyway, this week I have for you books (and graphic novels!) with the best trope imaginable, with the one we all love the most, with the one that’s better than all the others… Yes, hate to love!! It’s gonna be awkward if you’re not as obsessed with it as I apparently am…

And since it’s Pride, once again all my recs today are lgbt!!

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So you’re in the mood for lgbt poetry

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Once again I had to make a poll on twitter to figure out what theme I should take on this week, because I cannot make decisions on my own. (Yes, I’ll be decorating my flat that’s currently under renovation – can you imagine how much I’m actually dreading that??) Anyway, y’all wanted gay poetry. So here I am.

Before you ask, yes, I was tempted to just rec Crush five times. I was strong, though, and didn’t include it at all!! But I took an example from that collection and so all my recs this Tuesday are ownvoices.

And since it’s poetry, I decided it would be good to include quotes, let the poets speak for themselves. I can’t do better than them anyway…

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Diverse reads & to be reads of the week #16

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This Stressful Event I’ve been talking about a lot – the reason why I haven’t had time to read & comment on your posts lately, sorry! – is this Friday, so very soon I should finally have time and energy to read again!

I managed two stories with trans MCs this week and both of them were ownvoices, so that’s nice. I’m definitely not reading as many books with trans characters, as I’d like, though… If you have any recs, please hmu!!!

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A reading list for the Pride month

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Like I said before, this month I’m only talking about lgbt books!! So of course it’s natural I put together a reading list of some kind, specifically for the occasion. I have no doubt in my mind that I won’t read all those books this month. I’ll be lucky if I read like half! But it’s important to set goals for yourself, right? And anyway, the idea is that in June I will read books only from this list! We’ll see how that goes…

There’s also a little bit of everything on here, to keep things interesting. We have poetry, we have nonfiction, we have young adult contemporaries, fantasy, science-fiction, we have adult fiction… I tried to put some diversity here as well, so it’s not all just books by white American authors about m/m ships.

Some other points about the list before we actually start it:

  1. all the books listed here have lgbt leads
  2. all the books are written by lgbt authors
  3. (though they’re not always ownvoices for the specific rep)
  4. I haven’t read any of those books myself yet
  5. the books are in no particular order

Okay, I think we can do this now.

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So you’re in the mood for sapphic graphic novels

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I hope none of you, guys, expected any cishet recommendations from me this month? It’s Pride! Any time is good to share good lgbt stories, but this time is the best! So here I am, fulfilling a request for graphic novels & only choosing ones with sapphic leads.

Before we start, a reminder that in this series I already covered retellings, historical fiction with no magical elements, and books set at a boarding school. I have some solid ideas for future posts – especially Pride ones – but please, feel free to suggest genres/tropes/stuff in the comments!!

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Diverse reads & to be reads of the week #15

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Okay, let’s start this post by me saying: please don’t laugh at me.

Why would you laugh? Oh well, it might have something to do with that fact that I read one (1) book this week… I don’t know, just a guess. To make it more obvious for you, that one book wasn’t even a novel, but a poetry collection, so it’s not like it took me days to read it. And it’s not even a poetry collection I haven’t read before…

Yes, okay, so I read Crush again, so what.

On the plus side, my friends request question on goodreads is “what good diverse book can you rec me?”, so I do have some things to make you aware of this week!

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Monthly wrap-up: May 2018

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You may ask: so Anna, did you finally get over your reading slump? Did you finally had a good reading month? Do you even know how to read anymore?

My answer to all of those questions would lowkey be NO. I mean, yes, I had a better reading month than that of April but uhh…. Does that mean it was good? I wish!

Basically, I read nine (9) books this month. 30% of that was poetry – it could be more, but I did pretty well in this department. On the other hand only 2 of my May books were actual novels… On the plus side, though, 60% of what I read was lgbt literature!! ๐Ÿ’ซ

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So you’re in the mood for books set at a boarding school

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Like I said last week, I was running a poll on twitter to find out what theme you guys want me to follow with my next post. Boarding schools had the same exact percentage of votes as historical fiction so! Here I am! Hoping my choices will be satisfactory…

This week there will be six (6) books instead of five and I even have a pretty much valid reason for that! Basically one of the books I’m about to rec takes place at a college dorm which is technically a boarding school but you might also argue it’s not the same. So to recompense, I will be adding one more book! (And another one is a short story which gives me even more reason to go for a bigger number of books!)

And just like last week, I can tell you that 4/6 of the books in this post focus on a gay relationship & one features a gay side-couple. Okay, let’s go.

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The Summer 2018 Comment Challenge

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Hey, guys! The beautiful banner already pretty much told you what I’m taking part in but! The Comment Challenge is this very cool & cute challenge hosted by Lonna @ FLYLฤ“F & Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense. The name is very telling, but just so we’re clear: the idea is that you sign up and then once you’re assigned a partner – comment on their posts throughout June. Lonna & Alicia gathered the list of all the people who will participate and then paired them up as partners.

The partners list is up & mine is Lili @ Utopia State of Mind!! I’m already lowkey in love wit her blog so this should be amazing! You can check out all the other participants here.

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Diverse reads & to be reads of the week #14

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Oh, look, it’s a Sunday again!! But let me actually start this week’s post by saying that I decided to change the rules of this series. Well, at least for now, we’ll see how long I will stick with it. But! I haven’t been reading all that much lately, I’m sure you’ve noticed?? My solution to that is: I will be listing diverse books I’ve added to my tbr in a week, as well!!

So I have two books I did read this week for y’all and a whole bunch of stuff Iย  want to read!

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