How I adored this book! I am not the intended audience for Aiden Thomas’s book but still found myself being swept up in his tale of young people searching for the place they belong and fighting for the respect they deserve. This book has a bit of everything: family, friendship, humor, and romance and I think anyone who reads this would like it. This book is especially important for young trans people who may be struggling to find acceptance among their family and friends. I highly recommend this book.Continue reading “Cemetery Boys”
Over the past few years, there has been a push for more inclusive characters in romance novels, with a real focus on fat love interests. There have been some positive and well written titles, but many authors have failed at creating stories that feature plus size women who find love while also not shaming them about their weight. Oliva Dade has quickly emerged as an author that can write relatable fat characters without being condescending and without their weight being the only thing that defines them. Spoiler Alert is no exception to this, and I highly recommend this fun and charming romance.Continue reading “Spoiler Alert”
Wow. This story was not NOT what I expected from the description of this book or the cutesy cover (although the cover is what drew me to this book in the first place). This book tackles some tough topics with humor and realism that made this book a win for me.Continue reading “Kiss Number 8”
Superheroes? Check. Evil Villains? Check. Erotic sex? Check. This graphic novel is exactly what you think it would be…in a good way. This was a fun read that I would recommend to superhero fans and romance fans.Continue reading “Super Fun Sexy Times”
I really wanted to like this book because the concept was cute but this was not well-written and desperately needed a good editor. Luckily, there are other gay romances out there so you can skip this one and read something better. I would not recommend.Continue reading “Meet Cute Club”
While I am not this book’s intended audience, if you identify as queer or as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community I could see this book being an essential read. At times heartbreaking but still hopeful, this is a must read.Continue reading “I Wish You All the Best”
I don’t read a ton of manga but this one was recommend to me by a friend and I’m glad I read it. It has an interesting premise and was a good start to a series. I liked the main characters and am interested to see what happens to them. I will definitely be continuing this series.Continue reading “Beastars, Vol. 1”
Oh my heart. This. Book. The best way I can describe this book is gorgeous, flowery writing mixed with a sense of unending doom. While I can understand some of the negative reviews of this book (you need to enjoy romantic language), I found this to be an engaging, thoughtful, and emotional book about the power of love and the all-encompassing hold it can have on us. I highly recommend this book.Continue reading “This Is How You Lose the Time War”
I picked this book up because it fit one of my reading challenge prompts (a book translated from an Asian language) and because the cover caught my eye. Never let anyone tell you that covers don’t matter. This was a fairly quick read and felt more like various vignettes than a novel but there was a uniqueness to the story that I enjoyed.
This book has been EVERYWHERE recently and its popularity seems to have come out of nowhere. It has appeared on a bunch of best of lists and has been the pick for numerous book clubs. My library currently has 30 people waiting to get their hands on this book so the hype isn’t going anywhere. I usually steer clear of books that are popular just because they are but I had heard good things about this one. I am so glad I read this book because it was a beautiful, haunting read and I can’t recommend it enough.