It’s officially pride month and it’s time to do a roundup of my pride picks that release this year (2021). I love that there’s such a diversity of representation in Young Adult LGBTQIA+ books. Every year, it seems to get better, with more and more books with gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, intersexual and asexual characters. I even read a Middle Grade LGBT book (Thank A Lot, Universe) this year! This is in no way a comprehensive list, but here are some books I’ve read or plan to read in 2021!Continue reading “Rainbow Reads: Pride Month Picks”
Rainbow Reads: Pride Month Picks
Last year, I shared my Pride Month Picks of LGBTQIA books I’d read and enjoyed. This year, I’m posting mostly LGBTQIA books on my To-Read list that came out this year (2020). I love that there’s such a plethora of options this year and diverse books are becoming more and more prevalent!Continue reading “Rainbow Reads: Pride Month Picks”
Comics for People Who Don’t Like Comics
It’s almost impossible to walk into a movie theatre nowadays and not see a Super Hero movie emblazoned on the marquee. The market is completely oversaturated with the latest Marvel and DC movies and doesn’t show any sign of stopping. There were a select few that appealed to me – Wonderwoman and Black Panther, for instance. But for the most part, it was hard to see myself reflected in the superhero universe.
The Superhero formula seems to be teams of 4 to 5 cis, white men and a single female (who invariably has a sexy, impractical costume unlike her male counterparts). But there’s still hope for you if these comics (and their movie counterparts) don’t appeal.
Here are some of my favorite – female-led, diverse, LGBTQIA, and body-positive – comics and graphic novels.Continue reading “Comics for People Who Don’t Like Comics”
Rainbow Reads: Pride Month Picks!
June is nearly over, but that doesn’t mean your LGBTQIA reading list has to end. Here are some of my favorite LGBTQIA books to keep your pride going all year long.Continue reading “Rainbow Reads: Pride Month Picks!”
Favorite Reads of 2018
If you’re stuck in a dreaded reading slump or haven’t picked up a book since Catcher in the Rye in High School English but don’t know where to start, here’s a list that might help. I read a lot of books in 2018 – some great, some not so great. But the following books were standouts to me. I mostly read Young Adult and Fantasy Fiction, but there are some variations, such as Historical Fiction and Mystery. If you’re interested in seeing all the books I’ve read in 2018, check out my Goodreads.Continue reading “Favorite Reads of 2018”