Hi! Happy Pride! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana posts a prompt, and we book bloggers are challenged to write a response to that topic. There is also the option of doing our own thing and doing what we want. This week it is a freebie, and because June is Pride Month, I thought I would feature my favorite LGTBQ+ reads.
1- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I discuss this book a lot on this blog but I love Simon and Bram in this book. I think the relationship is so sweet, even if they have a bit of a rocky start. The supporting characters are what make this book what it is.
2- Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I feel like many people have met Alex and Henry by now. If you haven’t, I recommend this New Adult romance following the son of the female president and the prince of England. This is an enemies-to-lovers story and the romance is swoon-worthy. I’m looking forward to reading Casey McQuistion’s novel One Last Stop this month.
3- What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
We’re getting a second book this year and I’m so glad. I love this book, and I can’t wait to see where the story goes. The romance is sweet, and they filled the book with theatre references.
4- The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
This is one of the few adult novels on this list. I finished this book the other day, and I absolutely loved it. As I feel a lot of other reads can relate to, I was reading too many books at once, so I got distracted by other books. I loved this story and it’s such a feel-good story about finding yourself.
5- Check Please Ngozi Ukazu
I need to read the second book in this graphic novel series. The first one was so cute. I don’t really like hockey, but I loved following Bitty and his team. The romance in here is also incredibly sweet.
6- Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
I plan on finishing this book today. I’ve enjoyed this book so much and I plan to put it on my favorite’s shelf. This book features a bit of a love triangle but ends up with an MLM relationship.
Lesbian & WLW
7- The Prom by Saundra Mitchell
This novel had drama following it from the E-ARC. Luckily, the voices were heard, and they changed the main issue back to the original intent. The novel itself is fine, I would recommend the audiobook because the two stars of the Broadway Production read it. Honestly, if you want the best experience with the story, just listen to the cast recording, then read the book, and watch the movie. You can do the last two in either order, however; I recommend starting with the musical because that is the best place to start the experience.
8- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I almost forgot about this book when I was typing up my list. The romance in this book is top-notch, and I remember reading this book and smiling from ear to ear. I just loved Evelyn and Celia.
9- Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
While I prefer Simon’s book, I reread this last year, and I enjoyed it more the second time. I think Leah is a tough character, but she has a softer side when she’s with Abby. I think my biggest pet peeve is that there so was much build-up, and the end of the story was a bit underwhelming for me personally.
10- Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Katheryn Ormsbee
I’m going to reread this during June! I loved this book when I first read it a few years ago and I want to see if that love still holds up. I loved the main character in this book so much.