If you’ve been on my blog before, even for a second, you’ll probably know that I’m queer. I identify as non-binary and aroace-spec (I won’t go into my specific identities when most people won’t know what they are).
Needless to say, it’s my first Pride when I’m out (to some degree)! So I figured I’d write up a post on what I plan to read, and a few of my plans.
Pride Month TBR:
I’m not normally good with TBRs, as I’m a big mood reader, but here are a few books that I hope to read during June.
Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor
A girl with an illegal mechanical heart must outwit the law in order to continue supplying mechanical pieces to those in need.
I was lucky enough to win a signed ARC from Rosiee on Twitter, so I hope to dive into this one as soon as it arrives. From Rosiee’s Twitter, you find out that there’s some aroace feels AND some sapphic girls involved. I heard of this one through one of my favorite authors, Linsey Miller, so I have high hopes for this one.
The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta
Witches known as the Grays cast a spell that calls a girl cross-country because she is the one who can bring back the strongest of them all.
I’ve really enjoyed all of Amy Rose Capetta’s books that I’ve read, including The Brilliant Death and Once & Future. This one sounds so magical and unique, I can’t wait to dive in.
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
The descendants of the founders of Four Paths, New York must work together when the monster of the Gray, the forest around the town, is unleashed.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book, and it honestly just sounds so good. It reminds me of a classic gothic novel mash with a YA novel, and it sounds so. good. I don’t know much about the queer rep in this book, but I’m still really excited.
The Fever King by Victoria Lee
Noam becomes a technopath–someone who can control technology–after surviving a brutal magic attack. Recruited by the government, Noam accepts in order to challenge it from the inside.
People are constantly talking about this book if I’m being honest. I’ve heard a lot of great things, and I’ve been looking for a reason to read it ever since getting an ebook copy.
So, even though I have to work, I’m hoping to make it to at least two Pride celebrations.
One of them will hopefully be in Madison, Wi, and I don’t know who (if anyone) I’ll go with, but I still hope to make it. The second one would be PrideFest in Milwaukee, which I hope to go to with some college friends. The problem is organizing it around my work, when they’ve been very unresponsive about my employment entirely.
Even if I don’t make it to either of these celebrations, I still hope to celebrate Pride with my friends. I’ve met so many queer friends and family since heading to college, and I want to make this Pride special, as it’s my first Pride being out as non-binary and with other queer friends.