June is a very special month. It’s Pride Month, which means a 100% LGBTQ official TBR. I’m going to be focusing on reading all those books on my backlist (especially books with bisexual protagonist because, after all, I am bisexual). There are also some really cool ARCs I’ve gotten that I’m super excited to finally start after putting them off for school.
I expect to read a lot more books (including some other diverse but non-LGBTQ books) than the ones pictured below. I’m low balling it because I hate TBRs and think they are evil, but I need some structure so I can stay on track 👍.
Advanced Reader Copies
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie Mclemore // Young Adult ⋆ Magical Realism. Anna-Marie’s words are beauty. I am soooooooooo excited for this book. I absolutely adored her previous book, When the Moon Was Ours, and have come to love purple prose because of her. There’s a family curse, a bisexual main character, lush gardens, and a mysterious boy who appears from the nowhere. I can’t wait to be enchanted again. Release Date: October 3rd 2017.
The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee // Young Adult ⋆ Historical. I have been crying about this book since I first heard about it. I love that there’s a bisexual main character and a biracial character in a historical setting. Plus there’s m/m friends to lovers. I still can’t believe I own a physical ARC. Publication Date: June 27th 2017.
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy // Young Adult ⋆ Contemporary. Yet another bisexual main character. There’s been a lot of shit surrounding this book with regards to the description coming off as lesbophobic, which is unfortunate. It follows a girl who knows she likes girls and then later finds herself falling in love with a boy who comes back into her life. I’m really into the childhood friend returning trope so we’ll see how it goes. Publication Date: May 9th 2017.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust // Young Adult ⋆ Retelling. I haven’t heard much about this book, but I saw Maria Hollis talking about it on Twitter and then requested it immediately. It’s a fairy tale retelling with Snow White vibes and F/F. I’m pumped. Release Date: September 5th 2017
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller // Young Adult ⋆ Fantasy. The main character is genderfluid. I’ve never read a book with a genderfluid main character before, so I’m really excited! The main character is a thief who is trying to get revenge on the nobles who destroyed their home. Release Date: September 5th 2017.
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake // Young Adult ⋆ Contemporary Romance. Okay so I had this on my TBR last month, but I’ve been in a reading slump so I’m determined to finally finish it this month. It also has a bisexual main character. The main character has a mom who she finds herself taking care of more than her mom takes care of her. She has to move in with her mom’s new boyfriend’s house, who also happens to be the father of her ex-boyfriend, when she meets a new girl plagued with grief. Release Date: May 2nd 2017.
10 Things I Can See from Here by Carrie Mac // Young Adult ⋆ Contemporary. I got this book from Blogging for Books for Review. The main character has sevre anxiety and is moving to live with her dad. She starts falling in love with a girl who isn’t afraid of anything. Publication Date: February 28th 2017
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler // New Adult ⋆ Contemporary. I read the first book in this series just so I could read this one. There’s F/F and the main character is an actor on a hit teen TV show. Her love interest is her new career handler. Release Date: June 30th 2017.
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour // Young Adult ⋆ Contemporary. I’ve heard this book is sad and there’s a 100% chance I’m going to cry which is why I’ve been avoiding it. The main character is now in college on the east coast and has been avoiding everyone back home in California. When her best friend comes to visit she has to face everything that has happened. Release Date: February 14th 2017.
Are you planning on reading any of the same books as I am? What do your TBRs for the month look like?