Guyysssss!! June was such an incredible month, especially for reading! I read 15 books which is my best so far! I’m so amazed at myself. Since June is Pride Month I only read LGBTQ+ books and it was wonderful. Let’s dive into the books!
- Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan
I loooooove murder mystery books and this was no exception! There were so many twists and turns where I thought I had it figured out then something would happen and I would be completely wrong. The ending was definitely a shocker!
2. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
This is the second ever graphic novel I read. I was never into them before but I’m slowly starting to like them more. This was a great book about letting go of toxic people in your life and learning to live for you. The graphics were so beautiful also!
3. The Music of What Happens Bill Konigsberg
Wow wow wow!! I was feeling all the feels reading this. It’s absolutely beautiful. I was never bored because something was always happening that kept me intrigued. Highly recommend!
4. It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura
Yikes…not the best book out there. I was super excited to read this because teen f/f romance, hell yeah! There was a part where Sana leads a boy on making him think they’re dating and I was like ??? There was cheating and as soon as that happens in books I automatically downgrade it. Sana’s mom was also super racist to Jamie and it was incredibly annoying, like every 2 seconds she’d be saying something rude. I’m sad it wasn’t better.
5. The Whispers by Greg Howard
My heeeaaaarrrttttt!!!!! I don’t read MG very often but I seem to forget how good it is. This book is a glimpse into what can happen to our minds when we go through trauma. There is so much emotion and you can feel it while reading. Highly recommend!
6. Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
YYEESSSSSS!! QUEER GIRL KING ARTHUR IN SPACE!! This book was so so good! I was never into the King Arthur story except in fourth grade when we did a musical production of it, in which I was part of the chorus and played kazoo. It was great. I cannot wait for the sequel to this! Highly recommend.
7. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Beautiful. Emotional. Educational. Everyone should read this! Idk how, but it took me so long to realize the boys are standing on a book on the cover, which is beautiful by the way. I love this book so much.
8. Odd One Out by Nic Stone
The only reason I gave this 3 stars and not 2 is because, for the most part, I actually enjoyed Rae’s POV. Many questionable things happened here that could’ve been so easily avoided. I wouldn’t recommend.
9. Going Off Script by Jen Wilde
YES YES YES YES!! I am absolutely in love!!!! HIGHLY recommend! I won’t gush about it too much right now as you can read my full review here!
10. Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau
Sooooo cute!! Baking boyfriends *insert heart eyes* The art was so beautiful also. Definitely recommend!
11. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
BADASS QUEER WOMAN! I loved this book! The world was set up wonderfully, the characters all had depth to them. Definitely recommend!
12. You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
This is a book every high schooler needs to read. It emphasizes the importance of your health over school. I loved the Jewish rep, I don’t see that very often. I really want to try Matzo Ball soup now though.
13. The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
So so good!! This book stresses how we can’t keep hanging on to the past. If we do that it will only hurt us more. Just let go. Highly recommend!
14. Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Eh. This book is told from two POV’s: Sophie & Peter. I really liked Peter but Sophie not so much. She annoyed me and I was over her for most of the book.
15. The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown
I loved how this book was set up. It alternated between Jess’s life after Vivi’s death and her life while they were together. There were a couple lesbian side characters who I loved! I cried quite a bit reading this. Definitely recommend!
Like I said before, it was a great month! If you’ve read any or all of these, let me know your thoughts! Thanks for reading, byeee! 🙂