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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

10 Upcoming LGBTQIA+ Books to Watch Out For

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Earlier in the year, I did a similar list that covered the first half of the year and I thought it might be time for another list that covers all the amazing LGBTQIA+ books coming out in the second half of the year that have me tingling with excitement (does that even make SENSE?)

1. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Joanna Gordon who has been out and proud for years is asked by her father to “lie low” when they move to a more conservative town. Sparks fly though when she meets the sister of a new friend…. WHAT WILL SHE DO???

Pub Date: August 30th

2. Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

This book is basically Taylor Swift’s You Belong With Me music video come to life so…. yeah. Gideon and Kyle have been bffs 5ever so when the two of them start have more than friends feelings for each other things become a little complicated… especially because neither of them know how the other feels and Kyle has a GF… OOPS (don’t worry though, he isn’t a cheater)?

Pub Date: August 30th

3. Beast by Brie Spangler

Beauty and the Beast with a trans character. *fist pumps*

Pub Date: October 11th

4. Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Flynn’s girlfriend disappears and he basically has no idea what happened even though people are looking at him, expecting answers for things he doesn’t know. As he starts digging deeper though, he will have to confront the truth about himself *DUN DUN DUN*

Pub Date: October 4th

5. As I Descended by Robin Talley

“A Shakespeare inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is foul and foul is fair.” There is also dark power waiting to be harnessed in the book and basically all of this makes me squeal with evil delight. MUAHAHAHA

Pub Date: September 6th

6. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Miel and Sam are bffs going on potentially something more and are a little strange according to the people around them. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist and Sam paints and hangs moons in trees. Basically, I want this book right now.

Pub Date: October 4th

7.  Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Jess comes from a line of superheroes but doesn’t have any superpowers. Instead, she is looking to spend the summer doing a paid internship to beef up her college applications but the internship she lands turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain….

Pub Date: September 8th

8. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Alex is a superpowerful witch but unfortunately, she just isn’t that into magic. At her Deathday celebration, she does a spell to get rid of her power but it backfires and her whole family vanishes into thin air. How she gonna get them back? She gonna travel to Los Lagos, the land in-between AND GET HER FAMILY BACK.

Pub Date: September 6th

9. Timekeeper by Tara Sim

In this alternate reality, the world is controlled by clock towers and a damaged clock can fracture time. Danny Hart is a prodigy that can repair clockwork and the very fabric of time so he gets assigned to Enfield, a place where the clock tower is always having problems. He also meets a cute boy who isn’t what he seems.

Pub Date: November 1st

10. A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

Alternating between modern day and 19th century Japan, A Darkly Beating Heart tells the story of a girl who is gonna have to confront the darkness lurking in her soul. Reiko is full of hatred and no one is quite sure what to do with her so her parents send her to Japan to send sometime with her family and to learn to control her emotions. There (in the 19th century) she meets a girl who is even more bent on revenge than she is.

Pub Date: October 25th

 

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How to Bookstagram in 9 Easy Steps

How to Bookstagram in 9 Easy Steps

Posted by on 06/17/2016 • 9 Comments

I am slowly getting more and more into instagram and trying to be more creative with my pictures but it is SO hard and takes so much effforrrttt.. so I decided to share all my knowledge about bookstagramming with you. Basically, lots of deleting and hating your pictures.

How to Bookstagram in 9 Easy Steps 1. Get your bookstagraming spot set up 2. Look through all your shelves and contemplate what you feel like photographing. Pull out a shit ton of books, even though you won’t photograph all of them. 3. Take one photograph. Hate it and take 10 more. 4. Hate everything and delete all the photos. 5. Try something new. Re-arrange the books, put in some more props. Take a bunch more photographs. 6. Get your…

Epic Cover Battles #6: Hardcovers vs Paperbacks

Epic Cover Battles #6: Hardcovers vs Paperbacks

Posted by on 06/08/2016 • 6 Comments

It’s been a whole month since I’ve done one of these! Life got in the way so I apologize. It’s summer now so I am BACK with another of Cover Battles! This time, I am going to be battling hardcovers and paperbacks. I love my hardcovers but sometimes, a paperback is just PRETTIER and more affordable. Other times, a paperback doesn’t live up to the amazingness of the book inside and other times, THEY ARE EQUALLY PRETTY.

SO go forth and vote for which cover is PRETTIER! May the best cover win! 😀

Epic Cover Battles #5: Sandy Hall Edition

Epic Cover Battles #5: Sandy Hall Edition

Posted by on 05/11/2016 • 4 Comments

As a self proclaimed cover-whore, I enjoy judging books by their covers. I’ve noticed that when authors publish books through one publishing house, their covers are usually coordinated in ways that distinguish their books from other books. So this time for Cover Wars, I decided to battle out a single author’s covers. So go forth and choose your favorite Sandy Hall book-cover!

 

Epic Cover Battles #: US vs UK Edition

Epic Cover Battles #: US vs UK Edition

Posted by on 03/06/2016 • 17 Comments

One of my favorite things to do is compare covers and occasionally bitch and moan about how I wish I owned a certain edition of a book because it is prettier in my opinion. So, I decided I wanted to do a cover feature where covers ‘battle’ against each other and you guys can pick which cover you like better! This feature is inspired by the Cover Fever feature done at The Readers Den.

Let the Games Begin…