And I say hey (hey!), happy bisexuality+ visibility day! 💗💜💙
To celebrate, here’s a follow-up to my previous post featuring Bi/Pan Protagonists.
Lately I’ve been in the mood for some beach reads — it seems like many of my friends are as well, so here are some of the summer romances, and summery contemporary books, I enjoyed or look forward to reading! (As a side note, many of these will be queer recs because that’s
who I am as a person what I tend to read and love.)
With so many books with awesome LGBTQIA+ representation, I know my indecisiveness would make it impossible to make recommendation posts if I didn’t further narrow down the criteria. (Last year for Pride I shared some of my favorite books with Bisexual/ Pansexual Protagonists and with Demisexual/ Grayace Protagonists.)
Today I bring you six retellings with queer central characters, because I love a good retelling; in the hands of a talented author, it’s a brilliant opportunity to explore how different facets of the characters’ identity — i.e., sexual and/or romantic orientation, gender identity, race/ethnicity — affect their beliefs, behavior, and the story they lead.
Over a year into *gestures broadly* and I find myself turning to books that I never expected to be able to relate to in this specific way, in many cases because they remind me that, hey, life goes on
(and things could be so much worse).
Maybe you’d rather not think about the current state of the world — totally valid and understandable. In that case, this list is probably not for you, but thanks for dropping by anyway! (Might I interest you in a different Book Recs post?) But maybe, just maybe, you’re in the same boat as me, in which case this list is for you.
I can’t decide whether I enjoy this literary category so much because it’s a reminder that my school experience could be so much worse (i.e., more dangerous) or because it’s a reminder that my school experience could be so much more exciting (i.e., more dangerous). Maybe some of both?
But either way, back-to-school season puts me in the mood for nonfiction, classics, and dark academia. So today I’m bringing you a list of favorites from this last subgenre (?), which I hope you’ll enjoy regardless of whether you’re currently a student.
While my attention span has been all but nonexistent lately, novellas and short novels have been really helpful for keeping up with my reading challenges
and feeling like I’ve accomplished things, i.e. finished books.
I’m betting I’m not alone in this, so today I’m sharing some of the titles that may help you out as well.
I vividly remember the feeling of discovering the term “demisexual” and figuring out that it applies to me. So even though I wasn’t sure I’d even be able to find enough books to fill this post, I wanted to write it anyway. (And maybe I’ll do a follow-up or an edit in the future, as I’m sure more demisexual protagonists are being and will be written!)
Because this one’s for my fellow demis: we’re here and we’re queer. Our stories matter. 💕