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Reading My Rainbow🌈 // June TBR

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I feel like June has crept up on me very quickly. I blinked and suddenly May was gone. I’m not complaining though because now that it’s June, it means I’m going home this month!! I get to see my dogs and cat again :))

June also means it’s pride month and so of course I have to read accordingly so not only will I hopefully be reading a bunch of LGBTQ+ books this month, but I’m going to be reading books that fit the rainbow.

I’ve done a Reading My Rainbow before, back in the cursed year of 2020, and had a lot of fun so I’m excited to do it again!!



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Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Publication Date: September 22nd 2019

The Borderlands aren’t like anywhere else. Don’t try to smuggle a phone or any other piece of technology over the wall that marks the Border — unless you enjoy a fireworks display in your backpack. (Ballpoint pens are okay.) There are elves, harpies, and — best of all as far as Elliot is concerned — mermaids.

Elliot? Who’s Elliot? Elliot is thirteen years old. He’s smart and just a tiny bit obnoxious. Sometimes more than a tiny bit. When his class goes on a field trip and he can see a wall that no one else can see, he is given the chance to go to school in the Borderlands.

It turns out that on the other side of the wall, classes involve a lot more weaponry and fitness training and fewer mermaids than he expected. On the other hand, there’s Serene-Heart-in-the-Chaos-of-Battle, an elven warrior who is more beautiful than anyone Elliot has ever seen, and then there’s her human friend Luke: sunny, blond, and annoyingly likeable. There are lots of interesting books. There’s even the chance Elliot might be able to change the world.


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Book Review: Afterlove by Tanya Byrne

Publication Date: July 22nd 2021


Car headlights.The last thing Ash hears is the snap of breaking glass as the windscreen hits her and breaks into a million pieces like stars.

But she made it, she’s still here. Or is she?
This New Year’s Eve, Ash is gets an RSVP from the afterlife she can’t decline: to join a clan of fierce girl reapers who take the souls of the city’s dead to await their fate.

But Ash can’t forget her first love, Poppy, and she will do anything to see her again … even if it means they only get a few more days together. Dead or alive …


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Book Review: I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre

Release Date: March 2nd 2021


Emma is a die-hard romantic. She loves a meet-cute Netflix movie, her pet, Lady Catulet, and dreaming up the Gay Rom Com of her heart for the film festival competition she and her friends are entering. If only they’d listen to her ideas. . .

Sophia is pragmatic. She’s big into boycotts, namely 1) relationships, 2) teen boys and their BO (reason #2347683 she’s a lesbian), and 3) Emma’s nauseating ideas. Forget starry-eyed romance, Sophia knows what will win: an artistic film with a message.

Cue the drama. The movie is doomed before they even start shooting . . . until a real-life plot twist unfolds behind the camera when Emma and Sophia start seeing each other through a different lens. Suddenly their rivalry is starting to feel like an actual rom-com.


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ARC Review: If This Get’s Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*

Publication Date: December 7th 2021


Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.

On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?


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Please keep giving me all the f/f romances 💕

Hi, and howdy. Welcome to my blog 🤠😊

I took my mum for her Covid Vaccine today and I have never been so jealous watching a person be stabbed in the arm before. I want it!

Besides from being jealous, today I come to you to talk about some F/F romances I’ve added to my TBR recently and am super hyped for!

We’ve come leaps and bounds when it comes to LGBTQ+ fiction but I feel like sometimes f/f stories are overshadowed by popular m/m books. I in no way want to take away from the importance of those stories, I just want to show a little love to the Sapphic books too, which I’m happy to see are slowly becoming just as hyped!!


The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl

After the vampire craze of the early 2010’s which left us all burnt out and fed up with books and shows about blood-suckers, I’m happy to say I’m back on board. This is evident by the fact that I read the entire Vampire Academy series last month and can be found scrolling the Twilight Renaisance tag in the early hours of the morning.

What I’m really loving at the minute though is fresh and fun takes on vampire stories and The Lost Girls seems like it’s going to be just that.

Right from the bat we have the tag line of “it’s John Tucker Must Die with a feminist girl gang of vampires” which has me hooked. I’m getting really good vibes from this book already, and I’m excited to read it a soon as!


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Book Review: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

Publication Date: June 4th 2019


It’s 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing.

Reza is an Iranian boy who has just moved to the city with his mother to live with his stepfather and stepbrother. He’s terrified that someone will guess the truth he can barely acknowledge about himself. Reza knows he’s gay, but all he knows of gay life are the media’s images of men dying of AIDS.

Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who worships her uncle Stephen, a gay man with AIDS who devotes his time to activism as a member of ACT UP. Judy has never imagined finding romance…until she falls for Reza and they start dating.

Art is Judy’s best friend, their school’s only out and proud teen. He’ll never be who his conservative parents want him to be, so he rebels by documenting the AIDS crisis through his photographs.

As Reza and Art grow closer, Reza struggles to find a way out of his deception that won’t break Judy’s heart–and destroy the most meaningful friendship he’s ever known.


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I took the term “treat yo self” a little too far // Book Haul

Howdy-doodle-do and welcome to my blog :))

I was really trying not to procrastinate today. I was going to be motivated and productive and finally start studying … and then I started colour coordinating this book haul just because and have put off studying until later on this evening or probably ’til tomorrow. WHY AM I LIKE THIS?!?!

Continuing on with my procrastinating ways, today I’m going to be talking about 12 books I bought recently.

Looking at the list, 12 books seems like a lot, but I don’t feel bad about any of my purchases because most of them are e-books that I waited to buy until I saw them for a reduced price. Also, I take the term “treat yo self” as words to live by because buying these made me happy.


Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I still don’t know how I feel about Alice Oseman’s books. Like any sane person I of course love Hearstopper, I literally finished binging the 4 available volumes this morning, but I’ve had mixed experiences with her novel. I wasn’t a huge fan of Solitaire but after reading it earlier this month I did enjoy I Was Born For This.

Clearly to get to the bottom of whether her books are for me or not, I’m going to have to read her other two currently published books: Loveless, which I already own and have read the first chapter or, and Radio Silence, which I picked up for just a couple of euros.

I don’t know much about this book. There’s Aled, who appears in the graphic novels and seems sweet, and Frances and a podcast which one of them makes and the other is a big fan of. I have enjoyed a couple of podcast related books so I’m excited about this one.


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Mini Review: Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

Publication Date: May 25th 2021


Aideen has plenty of problems she can’t solve. But when she stumbles upon overachiever Meabh Kowalska having a full-blown meltdown, she sees one that she can actually fix. Meabh is desperate to escape her crushing pile of extracurriculars. Aideen volunteers to help—by pushing her down the stairs.

Problem? Solved. Meabh’s sprained ankle is the perfect excuse to ditch her overwhelming schedule. But when one of their classmates learns about their little scheme, more “clients” start asking for Aideen’s “help”—kicking off a semester of traded favors, ill-advised hijinks, and even an unexpected chance at love.

Fixing other people’s problems won’t fix her own. But it might be the push Aideen needs to start.


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