Monthly TBR – July 2023

July is going to be a super busy month. I’ve got quite a few ARCs to read, and I’m participating in two blog tours. So, I’ve opted to prioritize the following 10 books this month to hopefully get through it all:

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Pride Flag Book Tag (2023)

How is it already the end of June?! For this last day of Pride month, I wanted to do something to celebrate before the month is over. I found this tag created by Common Spence on Youtube a couple years ago and thought it would be fun to re-visit it to update my answers. You can find my first attempt at this tag here. I’ll be picking books that I think embody the meanings of each of the colors in the Pride flag. You can find out more about a book by clicking on its cover, which will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.

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My Favorite LGBT+ Books Since Last Year’s Pride (2023 Edition)

I really enjoy reading, reviewing, and spotlighting mostly queer books during Pride. However, I also read a ton of LGBT+ books throughout the year. In today’s post, I wanted to highlight my favorite books with LGBT+ characters that I’ve read this past year since the last Pride month. These were all 4.5-5 star books for me, and I loved each and every one of them. There’s a wide range of genres represented here with the intention that the list will hopefully have something for everyone. There are 25 books in total, which is 10 more than last year’s list, and I had to significantly whittle down my hopefuls to even keep it this manageable. It’s definitely been a busy year. lol. If you want to learn more about any of the books, you can click the arrow next to each title to reveal the synopsis or click on the cover to visit the Goodreads page. I hope you are able to find a new favorite to add to your TBR! šŸ™‚

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Monthly TBR – June 2023

Hello, everyone! Happy Pride month! My TBR, and my reading in general, is usually super gay anyway, but this month will be EXTRA SUPER GAY. šŸ˜šŸŒˆ It is so gay, in fact, that it cannot be contained in one post. lol. I’m being super ambitious this month and choosing 15 books to read. You’ll find the first 10 down below, and the last five will be revealed in next week’s Top 5 Tuesday post. So, stay tuned.

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Monthly TBR – July 2022

How is the year already halfway over? Seriously. This month I plan to continue mood reading. That didn’t happen quite as much last month as I hoped it would because I ended up having a ton of library holds show up all at once that I wasn’t expecting so soon. I don’t have that many ARCs to read for July, but I am going to try to get a start on some of the ones for August this month because there are SO MANY OF THEM. August is really going to be a super busy month for book releases. I also still have a few library books left to read. So, the plan for this month is going to be similar to last month… mood reading while also trying to finish up some obligations.

Library Books

Must-Read ARCs

Other Potential Reads

These are some of the books that I’ve been dying to get to but haven’t had the chance to read yet. If the mood is right, I’m hoping to get to them this month. This is the no pressure section, though. So, don’t be too surprised if I don’t get to them. They’re just the most likely mood reading picks.

Are any of these books on your TBR? Have you already read them? If so, what did you think? Let me know down in the comments!

Spell the Month in Books – June 2022

Hello, everyone! I have seen this challenge floating around and have been wanting to participate for a while. So, I decided to jump in and do it this month. I’m not a huge fan of the theme for this month because I don’t really read classic books all that often. Instead of doing the theme (favorite classics), I’ve decided to spell the month using books from my TBR that have LGBT+ main characters, in honor of Pride month. The challenge and linkup are hosted by Jana at Reviews From the Stacks.

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Monthly TBR – June 2022

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Hello, everyone! Happy Pride month! Last year for Pride I only read and reviewed books with queer main characters or authors. Most of the books I read this month will follow suit. However, I’m also going to have a few reads that don’t fit that trend due to ARC obligations. Luckily, most of what I read is very queer anyway, and I’m a huge supporter (and reader) of queer books year round. So, I don’t feel super obligated this year to stick to as rigid of a structure as I did last year when I was fairly new to blogging and also relatively new to reading books with queer characters. The last year and a half of exploring a lot of queer characters and their stories has been a wonderful way for me to engage with that aspect of my identity and learn about myself in a new way. I’m looking forward to continuing to read amazing queer stories, this month and all the months to come.

I started this month with the intention to mostly mood read. The last several months I’ve done a ton of readathons, and I’m a bit burned out on having such a strictly set reading list. I have a few ARCs I need to get to, but beyond that my intention was to just read stuff from my shelves that caught my eye at whatever pace felt right. The library had other plans. lol. I had three holds become available yesterday. So, I’ll be reading those books first followed by the ARCs. Then I plan to switch into full on mood reading mode with the time that is left.

Library Books

eARCs

Other Potential Reads

These are some of the books that I’ve been dying to get to but haven’t had the chance to read yet. If the mood is right, I’m hoping to get to them this month. This is the no pressure section, though. So, don’t be too surprised if I don’t get to them. They’re just the most likely mood reading picks.

Are any of these books on your TBR? Have you already read them? If so, what did you think? Do you have a favorite book with LGBT characters that I need to add to my TBR? Let me know down in the comments!

Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2021

Hello, everyone! This has been a really great month. I met my TBR goals and reviewed quite a few awesome LGBT books, which you’ll see below. At the beginning of the month, I decided to read only LGBT books to celebrate Pride month, and I enjoyed being able to celebrate the month in a way that was special to me. I did slow down my reading and review pace a bit this month, but I still managed to post content here daily by doing some new types of posts I’ve never done before. Overall, I’ve enjoyed my progress this month and am looking forward to seeing what July has in store!

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