A Month in Stories: June Wrap-Up | Blogging and Celebrating Pride

June Wrap-Up

June was a good month for me. I spent it reading (and writing about) awesome queer books from all across the LGBTQA+ community. I put out my most posts in a month ever because I was so excited about getting to celebrate Pride month. It means a lot to me and I’m so happy I have a place where I can share all my thoughts.

I also got to spend my month communicating with you guys – blog-hopping, chatting on Goodreads, and most importantly getting a staggering amount of participation in my post about your favourite queer books! Seriously, it blew me away and made me appreciate this community even more than I already do.

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In real life, I haven’t had that much going on. The weather has improved, and with it my mental health – which has been a major relief. I’ve been trying to find more time to myself, balancing fun things with blogging, reviewing, and work. Basically, summer makes me feel good and I’m taking the opportunity to focus more on myself. I’ve got some exciting things lined up that I’m planning right now, so there’ll probably be more on that in July!

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Two Netflix shows, both awesome and queer. I’m talking about Tales of the City and One Day at a Time.

One Day at a Time Netflix series

While I didn’t techincally watch One Day at a Time during Pride month, I couldn’t let this post go by without mentioning it. It’s a sitcom following a Cuban-American family as they navigate the ups and downs of life. It is hilariously funny (though never in an offensive way) and it covers so many important topics that I couldn’t list them all if I tried. It has great representation and without mentioning names (no spoilers!) it features a lesbian character with a non-binary love interest.

Tales of the City Netflix series

Tales of the City follows the queer scene in San Francisco, focusing on the lives of the people who live in Anna Madrigal’s home on Barbary Lane. It explores so many issues the queer community faces, including a look at trans history. I absolutely adore Jake, he’s so precious and the topics his story raises are ones that are super important to talk about and educate people on. Every character in this show is worthwhile and has their own unique and important story. It was a joy to watch.

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I didn’t read a lot of books in Pride month (a sad contrast to last year when I managed eleven) but both books I did read were adorable F/F romances!

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding book cover

This was a super cute and fun book that really made me smile. It was a nice, easy read with a lot of funny moments. The relationships in it were sweet and admirable – both friendships and romances. Jax and Abby are totally friendship goals. It also contains little pearls of wisdom like “All truly great dresses have pockets.”

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins book cover

This was a fun book to listen to on audio. The ridiculous mix of accents – Texan, Scottish, British, etc. – made me laugh but also made it quite engaging to listen to. As a Brit I found the whole Princess of Scotland idea a little funny, but an enemies-to-lovers F/F romance in a boarding school is something I can get behind.

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Like I said before, this month I published my most posts ever! I had a lot of fun writing everything, and writing to a theme definitely made it easier for me. I was just so excited about creating all this content to celebrate Pride, and I think it definitely showed in how many posts I managed to put out. I didn’t get to everything I had on my to-do list, but those ideas will be there the next time I need something to write about!

So, June was a pretty packed month! Here’s hoping the rest of the summer continues just as well. What was your favourite book you read in June? Tell me all about it in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “A Month in Stories: June Wrap-Up | Blogging and Celebrating Pride

  1. So glad you had a great month of Pride! 😀 I LOVE One Day at a Time ❤ And The Summer of Jordi Perez is the perfect adorable book to read in June!! The audiobook of Her Royal Highness with all the accents also sounds really cool. Congrats on managing to write so many posts in June, and I hope your July continues to be amazing 🙂

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