Hey, loves! June is Pride Month here in The United States. So, I’m going to read a lot of books this month and guess what they are going to be? 🌈
This June I’m going to read as many LGBTQIAP+ stories as I can, and I’m so hyped for it. And hopefully you all will be excited too, because I have some amazing books on this list. And I hope and pray my pan heart loves every single one of them! 💖💛💙
➽ These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raasch:
ARC – August 7th, 2018, by Balzer + Bray
It’s been a hot second since I’ve read Snow Like Ashes, but wild horses couldn’t keep me away from anything that makes all my Goodreads friends scream “gay pirates” in all their prereviews! I’m so here for it.
➽ Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand:
ARC – October 2nd, 2018, by Katherine Tegen Books
I’m here for “girls loving girls, girls kissing girls, girls being friends with girls, girls helping girls.” Claire Legrand is blessing us in 2018. I really enjoyed Furyborn, but I think I’m going to absolutely love this one.
➽ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan:
ARC – November 6th, 2018, by Jimmy Patterson Books
This is my third most anticipated release of the entire year. Asian inspired fantasy about two girls that are escaping a demon king but also falling in love? Okay, I feel personally attacked because that’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a book, honestly. I can’t see how that premise alone won’t make this book end up on my best of 2018 list come December.
➽ Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows #2) by Linsey Miller:
ARC – August 1st, 2018, by Sourcebooks Fire
Mask of Shadows wasn’t my favorite read of 2017, but I’m always here for gender fluid main characters, and I hope this second installment completely wins me over. Especially now, since a big adventure should be happening!
➽ They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera:
This is actually the first ARC I was ever approved for on Edelweiss, but I requested it a couple days before it came out since I wasn’t sure if the site even worked like Netgalley. Well, it does, and it did, and now I’ve been sitting on an ARC of what I’m sure will be a masterpiece about two boys who are both told they are going to die. Also, this will be my first Adam Silvera book and I have no words to express how excited I am!
➽ What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera:
ARC – October 9th, 2018, by HarperTeen
And speaking of Adam Silvera, I then can’t wait to move onto this book that he cowrote with Becky Albertalli (Who I also haven’t read anything by)! And I believe this is also about two boys falling in love. Also, I am so obsessed with this cover. Talk about perfect color palette.
➽ Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore:
ARC – October 9th, 2018, by Feiwel & Friends
After reading the first short story in All Out, I am now even more hyped for this sure to be masterpiece. Anna-Marie McLemore is one of my all-time favorite authors and I fully expect this to be one of the best books I’ll read in 2018, just like Wild Beauty was in 2017.
➽ The Melody of You and Me (Lillac Town #1) by M. Hollis:
This is one of the very few pansexual representation books we have. A lot of people aren’t huge fans of it, because it’s hard to read, but I think that’s because English is not the author’s first language. But not only is this a f/f story featuring a pansexual lead, I am pretty sure one of the love interest is Filipina, and they fall in love in a book store. Like, that sounds like everything I’ve ever wanted.
But I hope to get to so many more queer reads in June, because I have so many on my backlist! And feel free to tell me your favorite LGBTQIAP+ book in the comments! Also, be on the lookout tomorrow for some of my favorite queer reads and recommendations! Happy reading and happy Pride, loves! 🌈