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Say hello to pride month guys! 🌈 🌹 I LOVE reading about queer people and so many of my favorite books stem from this genre, but I wanted to read more LGBTQ+ books, and what better time than the pride month? So, I thought of sharing some of the LGBTQ+ books on my TBR. 😇 And these are not all the books, but just some of them that I really want to get to. yeah, do you see the emojis making a come back? I missed them.

LGBTQ+ BOOKS ON MY TBR:

carry on by rainbow rowell

Carry On and Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell – Book Love Blog

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

I feel like I will either love this or completely hate this. But I think this might go to a the all time favorite shelf because someone told me that it gives off a lot of Harry Potter vibes, ✨ and it has dragons! 🐉

cloaked in shadow trilogy by ben alderson

Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori, #1) by Ben Alderson

Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: hunting and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart. Heartbreak becomes a distant concern when Zacriah is taken to the Elven capital of Thessolina, where he is forced into King Dalior’s new legion of shapeshifters. But Zacriah isn’t a shapeshifter. In truth, he doesn’t know what he is.

Zacriah joins forces with new friends and they soon find themselves embroiled in a clash between the three Elven continents. With war looming on the horizon, Zacriah must learn to use his latent power to fight and protect those he loves before they are destroyed.

I came across this series in an Instagram reel and I loved that Ben wrote this series, because he wants to read it. 🖋 I mean – that’s super dope and cool! 🗡Can’t wait to read this!

the house in the cerulean sea by t.j. klune

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A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

Do I even need to explain why I want to read this book except – HYPE!! 🤸‍♀️Yeah, I am finally giving in to it. I feel like everyone and their mother and sister and grandmother keeps talking about it, and it’s about time I read this well-loved book.

of fire and stars by audrey coulthurst

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Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two become closer, Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more. But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

So, I really loved Fireheart Tiger which was a small novella with Sapphic romance, 💖 and set in a fantasy world with lots of magic, ♛ and I have been looking for similar books, and I came across this. This series is not that popular, but I think I might love it!

ivy aberdeen’s letter to the world by ashley blake

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When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen’s house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm–and what’s worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

Mysteriously, Ivy’s drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks–and hopes–that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?

Nothing to brighten up your TBR than a middle grade 🏃‍♀️ with LGBTQ+ representation. Honestly, I have only read one middle grade book, and I am really excited to see what this turns out like.💫

king and the dragonflies by kacen callender

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Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief transform his family. It would be easier if King could talk with his best friend, Sandy Sanders. But just days before he died, Khalid told King to end their friendship, after overhearing a secret about Sandy—that he thinks he might be gay. “You don’t want anyone to think you’re gay too, do you?”

But when Sandy goes missing, sparking a town-wide search, and King finds his former best friend hiding in a tent in his backyard, he agrees to help Sandy escape from his abusive father, and the two begin an adventure as they build their own private paradise down by the bayou and among the dragonflies. As King’s friendship with Sandy is reignited, he’s forced to confront questions about himself and the reality of his brother’s death.

Not going to lie, totally picking up this book because of the title ♚ and the cover. 📖 I mean it’s rare that I actually like the title and just look at this one – so wholesome ah!

THE FOXHOLE COURT BY NORA SAKAVIC

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Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.

Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed. But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

Demisexual characters, tons of action, and please just check out the fanart guys! That totally sold me! And it gives me like “secret government operations”/”spy” movies vibes! 💣 And I love those nail biting movies! ✨ Highly recommend if you like books by Anthony Horowitz.

MY BOOK CLUB PICK:

As many of you might or might not know, I run a Goodreads book club – BOOKS GO BOOM! with Cherelle @ a bolt out of a book. And the good news is that this month we are back from our short-termed hiatus! We have set up the polls and from the votes so far, it appears that we will be reading Lore by Alexandra Bracken, however the polls close on 5th June, and you have still got time to choose the book you want to read! You can join us here.

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A SMALL ANNOUNCEMENT:

It is really a small announcement hehe. So, I was thinking about writing new new kinda posts. I realized how much people enjoy participating in readathons, and for me, even when I don’t participate, I like to watch the videos and make TBRs with no intention of reading lol. Besides, it’s just so much fun to match books with all the prompts. So, I was thinking of making a monthly post with a list of all the upcoming readathons, so you guys can check it out before it’s too late. I will try to list all of them, but I might miss out quite a few. But like I said, I will try my best!


And the second idea. I am really really nervous about this 😳 but if you have read my earlier posts, you know that I have started working ✒️ on my own book, and I realized exactly how much research you actually need to do. And I kinda like researching and looking up stuff, 💻 but I was talking to panna and I realized that loads of people actually don’t enjoy researching.

So, while I was researching, (I research stuff a lot) I was able to come up with ideas of my own, 💡 and I figured that since soo many people here in the blogosphere seem to be working on their books, why not share them? So, every month or I don’t know week? 😅 I still haven’t figured out the frequency (crap. that sounded like physics.) but I would love to post stuff about writing books and editing. 🥰

so………………………………..

Animated gif about love in Silver / Gray by Lucian

what do you guys think? would you be interested?

Also, I wanted to give a huge shout out to a blog that I recently stumbled across – LitForQueers. If you guys ever need any LGBTQ+ book rec, just hop over to this blog, because they provide such cool content, 😍 and provide some awesome book recs! I end up saving a lot of their posts, 😂and then increasing my TBR each day. 🤦‍♀️

Now time for some chit-chat! So, tell me about some of your favorite LGBTQ+ books please! I need to find more, and what are your reading plans for this month? and hey, would any of you be interested in buddy reading a book on this list?

64 thoughts on “7 ʟɢʙᴛǫ+ ʙᴏᴏᴋs ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴛʙʀ

  1. I would love to hear more about your WIP and your research for it!! That would be awesome. I agree with what Saniya said above, if you liked Harry Potter, Carry On is perfect for you. It’s a little different but definitely has the same vibes. Happy pride month!

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  2. Lovely post, Ashmita!
    Since its Pride month, (and because I am taking part in Whatever-athon, which gives HUGE point bonuses on lgbt books) I also have some lgbtq+ books on my June tbr, which include House on the Cerulean Sea and Cemetery boys (and other mg lgbt) And I am already buddy reading Cerulean Sea with a whole lot of people, otherwise I would have definitely read it with you!
    Oh, and I would love to collaborate with you on making the list of readathons!! I am on some related discord servers and also on book twitter, so I think I can contribute…? Let me know if you’d like that.

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  3. FINALLYYYYYYY!!!! 😅😂 (oh, see, I’ve started adding punctuation before the emojis now. 🙄😒)
    I’m just gonna casually save this post so I can add these to my TBR soon. 😜
    and YESSSSS I’d love to see posts about your book!!!
    Also, I dunno why I’m talking about such a random thing, but why on earth do you have a knife emoji after “you know I have started working” 🤣🤣🤣

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  4. Amazing post! I love your idea with the readathons, I always enjoy signing up for them! And as for the writing, that would be wonderful….I’m not writing anything, nor have I written anything (serious), but I love reading posts about writing, so I hope you’ll do them! ❤ ❤

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  5. Recommendations – The Song Of Achilles, Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe – both are my favourite reads from this year. ❤️

    Love the ideas – especially sharing ideas about book writing. Can’t wait to read them and be inspired!

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  6. I love this list! The House in the Cerulean Sea definitely lives up to its hype. It’s like one big hug you didn’t know you need. And doing posts on writing sounds like a great idea! I love reading about other writer’s processes and what they’re working on and hype each other up. Good luck on your WIP! – Amber

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  7. Thank you soo much Rachel 💕 I hope your team wins for the readathon! Ahh no problem at all. We can always read something else some other time 😄

    Ohh that sounds great! I will be sure to let you know via hangouts ❤️ whenever my lazy bones actually decides yo do it 😂😅😅 thankx for the lovely comment 💖

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  8. ahhh thank you soo much amber! yes! I just started reading it yesterday – it’s kinda weird and slow at first I guess. Linus has just been summoned to the meeting with more important people. and haha his boss is hilarious. I hope I like it!! that is soo cool. I love to watch people’s progress too. thank you very much ❤

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  9. so many people have been telling me that it is basically harry potter with gay romance. and being a Potterhead I really want to read it and I heard that there are dragons! I hope you get to house in the cerulean sea soon! happy reading ❤

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  10. Hey! Thank you incredibly for letting me know! I looked it up after your comment and it seems that it’s because he took inspiration from a historical event and wrote a book on it, saying that it’s just fantasy. (sighs) it’s incredibly sad. I am not supporting the author in any manner but I still want to read the book. I kinda want to know what it’s about. thank you so much for letting me know ❤ I really appreciate it. I hope I am not offending you by saying that I want to read that book. I just want to have an opinion myself.

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  11. These two books have been on my tbr for ever too!! Honestly, I am just too scared to the song of Achilles because ..my heart. I am not sure it can take it 😢 and thank you soo much moksha di! I can’t wait to share now ❤

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  12. I am sure you get this a lot, but your blog is so aesthetic. (makes sense why you’ve got an award for it!) It puts me to shame! haha

    Great post, by the way. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. I like your style of reviewing. It’s no-nonsense and to the point. Just the kind I like. 🙂 ❤

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  13. Ahh thank you soo much!! It doesn’t matter how many times ppl say it, I jump around everytime haha. Oh and I didn’t get an award for an aesthetic blog 😅😅 I created it. Don’t be ashamed pls! Urs is unique!! And feel free to do the award if you want to ❤️ consider yourself tagged by me ✨

    And thank you! I look forward to sharing my thoughts on these!! Haha yea. Glad you like it 😄

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  14. Aw, I am glad it made a difference (even if a tiny one) in your day. Haha, you are too kind to me. Thank you so much for that. I will try my best to not disappoint you with the award nomination that you have bestowed upon me!

    Of course! 🙂 ❤

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