Happy Pride Month! | I Plan Some Bookish Celebrations

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It’s Pride Month!

Last year I celebrated by reading a bunch of gay books – this year I’d like to branch out and shout about books that shed light on all aspects of the LGBTQ+ community. I’m usually really bad at keeping to a blog schedule but this is a month I’m super passionate about, so I’m hoping if I set out some posts now I can keep up all month!

I’m here to celebrate LGBTQ+ books all month!

These books are so important and I’m making it my duty to stand here and shove them in your faces all month. I haven’t read nearly as many as I would like, so I’ll probably be recommending quite a lot I haven’t read. I’ll do my best to give good recs though (bless all the lovely reviewers who read a lot more queer books than I do)! I do have reviews for all the queer books I’ve read though, and I’m more than happy to share those with you!

Here’s everything I’ve got planned for the best month of the year:

Post all my reviews of LGBTQ+ books. I haven’t uploaded any of my old reviews to my blog and it’s time I shared them! I keep putting it off but I feel like Pride month is a good excuse to get a chunk of them uploaded. Plus posting things I’ve already written will take a little pressure off me as I try to keep up with regularly posting this month.

Share book recommendations. I have collected a good chunk of queer books on my Goodreads shelves, and while I haven’t read them all I would like to share them! I’ll probably categorise these posts into which section of the community they feature – I’m particularly excited for the asexual one!

Find out what your favourite queer books are. I’ll be asking on Goodreads and here in the comments, to find out what everyone’s favourite LGBTQ+ books are. I’ll compile them all into a post near the end of the month – hopefully I’ll find some great new books and you will as well!

Share some other recommendations. I do things other than read books, and I would like to talk about those things! There are some TV shows and movies that I’d love to share.

Talk about my story. I don’t share much about myself, but as a queer blogger this seems like a good time to do it! I’d like to talk about the things (and books!) that helped me find and come to terms with my identity.

Write about why queer books are so important. This is a topic I’d be more than happy to say my piece on. I feel like this could end up being a real long post when I get into it – it’s something I’m excited to talk about.

I’ll also be taking part in a buddy read. I’ll be reading Final Draft by Riley Redgate (which has awesome pansexual rep!) as part of the June buddy read for the Dragons & Tea Book Club, hosted by the wonderful Mel @ Mel to the Any and Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills!

Is anyone as excited for Pride month as I am? Got any posts planned? Definitely drop me a link if you do. And help me out with that list, tell me your favourite queer books and why you love them!

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11 thoughts on “Happy Pride Month! | I Plan Some Bookish Celebrations

  1. It sounds like you have so much fun and interesting content planned for Pride! I’m so excited to read all your posts πŸŒˆπŸ’•

    My favorite queer novel’s Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore! It’s got the most beautiful setting, gorgeous writing, a bisexual Latinx MC (and several queer side character) and I just love the way it talks about love and sexuality.

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  2. This looks like a great plan for celebrating Pride πŸ˜€ I’m looking forward to seeing your recommendations, both books and non-books!

    I have so many queer book recommendations that I don’t even know where to begin…some of my faves are The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Red White and Royal Blue, anything by Mackenzi Lee or Becky Albertalli, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe… and so many more πŸ˜‚ Good luck with your reading this month!!

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