I’ve been looking to get more content on my blog, and then I realized that I hadn’t done a book tag in a while! After snooping around on some friend’s blogs, I found the Pride Flag Book Tag on Leah’s blog Small Queer, Big Opinions.
The Pride Flag Book Tag was created by Common Spence.
Red (Life) – A book with a spirited protagonist totally proud of who they are. Someone who gives you LIFE.
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
One of the reasons I love MoS so much is because of Sal. Sal deals with people misgendering them on a day-by-day basis. And yet. And yet, they never back down about who they are, about their gender, and that people need to respect them and their gender.
I get life from Sal, because I can only hope to be like them someday.
Orange (Healing) – A book that made you, as the reader, find a deeper meaning or catharsis in your own life.
Tenderness by Xan West
I’ve always struggled with the fact that my family will never accept the fact that I’m queer. I know that, and I haven’t even told them. Because of this, I’ve always been under the assumption that I would never have a family, never have a group of people who would accept me for me.
But this book, and the author, changed that.
It helped me believe that I can be my full, queer, self around someone who loves me, and they’ll still love me.
Yellow (Sunshine) – A book that fills you with so much joy it could brighten even your darkest day.
The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic by FT Lukens
When I started reading this book, I was on vacation with a friend. As we were sitting down, eating a dinner we had made together, I was reading as she was texting someone. I quoted a line from this book to her, and continued quoting until we were both laughing so hard that we couldn’t breathe.
Needless to say, whenever I see this book, I think of that vacation, and all of the quotes that sent us into fits.
Green (Nature) – A book set out of this world, a reality different to our own.
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
I know a lot of queer books that aren’t based in this world, but I wanted to give a spotlight to one I haven’t said anything on for a long while.
Peter Darling is a rewriting of a tale I’ve never been to big on, but I did end up loving it. I loved it more than the original. Also, the trans main character was beautifully developed, and the romance was amazing.
The best part, though, is that every single one of Austin Chant’s novels are amazing, and I highly recommend them.
Blue (Peace) – A book where one of the characters finds peace with a difficult truth.
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
This book deals with a lot of hard shit, such as death of a loved one and addiction. It takes Odessa, the protagonist, a long time to accept the death, as well as get over her addiction, but throughout it all she has loving friends to help her through.
I loved this story for the complexities of the characters, as well as how it dealt with addiction and death.
Purple (Spirit) – A book that deals with LGBT+ themes and religion.
Angels in America by Tony Kushner
I’ll be honest: I avoid books about religion and LGBT+ themes like the plague. Those books trigger me, and I just can’t handle it.
This is probably the only book I’ve read that dealt with religion and being LGBT+, and this one deals with being Mormon and Jewish. It was a really interesting read, and I enjoyed this book much more than I did other books in the class that I read this one for.
No one tagged me for this post, and I won’t be tagging anyone! If you want to do this post, feel free to say I tagged you, because I’d love to see your answers for these questions. 😀 !
10 thoughts on “Pride Flag Book Tag”
Tenderness was so good!! I haven’t read Mask of Shadows but I won a copy in a giveaway so I hopefully will soon.
Mask of Shadows is probably my favorite book of all time. Genderfluid, snarky assassin. Positive gender rep. The sequel is even better, having everything that MoS has, and somehow making it even better. I highly recommend it!!
Tenderness is another one that is close to my heart. I consider the author, Xan West, a close friend, and when I finally read that piece, I was in tears.
Thanks so much! (and sorry for rambling about those two books aha)
I, for one, am SHOCKED you picked Sal for the first one. 😛
Great choices, though!
Maybe I should have put Ruin of Stars there as well. It was a hard choice, tbh.
They certainly both make sense for you!
I don’t think any other book would make sense for me, tbqh
I haven’t read any of these books, but I love this tag. It’s very creative. Also, the cover of that unicorn book is hilarious. 🙂
Rules and Regulations? The book itself is hilarious without the cover. And READ MASK OF SHADOWS!!!! it’s my fave, lolol
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