Good morning, good evening, good whatever it is for you! As you know, we are in the wonderful month of June. 2020 has been a really strange year, and even though COVID-19 has interrupted our normal flow of life, we should still celebrate the big and small things. A wonderful thing to celebrate is Pride month, and for the first time ever, I am happy to say that I will be participating. I’m bisexual, and I came to the understanding of that back in high school, when I realized that I was attracted to both men and women. There are only a few people who know about this, as I did not feel the need to share it with everyone I knew. But I want people to know that this is an LGBTQA friendly blog, and I am always here for anyone who needs a friend.
Now, on to the good stuff! And yes, I mean books. 😀 No matter what you identify as, it is always a good idea to learn how to be more loving or accepting of others. These are some amazing books (and most are fairly new too!) to pick up the next time you make an Amazon order or visit your local library.
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper. Everyone remembers the thrill of their first love, like the feelings of butterflies in your tummy, or how excited you are to see them. Stamper creates that perfect mood for his book, “The Gravity of Us”. The best message in this book is even though Cal’s first love happens to be for another boy, you must push past your nerves and be brave enough to be who you are.
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski. Want an epic romance for your LGBTQA fantasies? Well, you are in the right place with this book. I’m getting some Hunger Games/Red Queen vibes, so if “living in a harsh world with unfair rules, but you want to break free from this and live a better life” kind of book is for you, then what are you waiting for?
And just look at this cover art… I’m in love.
We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia. This is a great book for especially younger people/teens who are going through a rough patch if they are accepting themselves in a new way. I think a huge issue that affects anyone in today’s age is whether or not they will ever feel “normal” if they break taboo with their sexuality.
We Are Everywhere by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown. A break from the fiction world, this is a wonderful, eye-opening book of the history and struggles of the LGBTQA community. Definitely a book that everyone should read.
I hope this post doesn’t offend anyone, but we all know that is a huge possibility in today’s world. The biggest piece of advice I can offer is to open your heart up to accept more peace and love, as this world could use all of the love it can get nowadays.
The Library Lady ♡