Kicking off my summer by reading the best books: the gay ones!
As I do every year, I’m reading only queer books for the entirety of June to celebrate Pride month. I always feel like I’m not reading a lot of queer books even though I do, so it’s always nice to dedicate a whole month to them. And of course, with my whole trying-different-genres thing, I’m especially excited to explore all types of them!
As I’ve noticed all my TBRs have become, this is less a strict TBR and more a list of options for me to pick and choose from, based on my mood! My reading has been very slow in the past few months, and I’ll be busy doing fun things in Thailand anyway, so I’m simply hoping to read at least 5 books (half of these books).
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You all know some of my favorite books are queer Asian books.
And since it’s Pride month, I really wanted to do something related to them on my blog. But since I’ve already talked a lot about my favorite books, I thought I’d switch it up a little and recommend/discuss them according to songs by Rina Sawayama! If you don’t know who she is, Rina is a Japanese British pansexual pop singer, and I don’t listen to too much pop music anymore but I absolutely adore her songs.
It was a lot harder to do this than I expected, especially because Rina’s songs all have such specific, personal meanings, which is why I was only able to do 8 books and songs. But I had a lot of fun pairing these books and songs together and doing something new!
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Hi, it’s me back from the dead again…
I realize I have been absent from the blog the whole month, which was on accident mainly because of demanding schoolwork/finals. But I swear that I’ll be more active again now that I finally am finished with my school year AND I finally have content ideas for June! Which is Pride Month, aka the time of year I dedicate my reading to only queer books—I’ll be sharing my Pride TBR today and I am very excited to read all the books on it.
I tried to pick a lot of QPOC books and authors because that’s important to me (though to be honest, I really don’t care that much for white gay books anymore so it wasn’t necessarily difficult to pick QPOC books). I also don’t like emphasizing ownvoices books or author identity when it comes to queer books, but almost all of these authors are out as queer, and many are trans. So I’m happy with how this TBR turned out!
(Another shoutout to Ju for buddy reading literally half of these books with me.)
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Another day, another sapphic book!
Last year, I fell in love with the YA fantasy Crier’s War. It had everything I wanted in a book: slowburn enemies to lovers f/f, compelling characters, and absolutely stunning writing. I’m so excited to have been able to read the sequel Iron Heart and be reviewing it today! If you’re eagerly awaiting this book after having read the first one, or interested in this series (especially with their gorgeous covers), I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you so much to Shealea for making it possible for me to have received an ARC of this book and be a part of this blog tour!
There are no spoilers for Iron Heart in this review, and though I tried my best to keep every reference I made to the events of Crier’s War vague, they may be viewed as spoilers, so take care!
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I’m back with another Asian fantasy to push on to you!
I am so excited to be here today to talk about and review The Bone Shard Daughter, which was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. While it was not what I expected, I loved it so much and I can’t wait to see others fall in love with it too! (And I’ll say after being disappointed by several Asian fantasies this year, I am beyond happy this was quite an exception.
Thank you so much to Kate for making it possible for me to have received an ARC of this book and be a part of this blog tour!
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