LGBT Month is hosted by Cayce at Fighting Dreamer and Laura at Laura Plus Books. It runs throughout April and it's here to celebrate LGBT readers, LGBT authors and of course LGBT books!
I wish I wasn't signing up almost halfway through the month for LGBT Month, but better late than never, right? :)
I'm currently reading If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan and am 60% of the way through as of this posting. I'm liking it although I'm finding it hard to accept that the main character, Sahar wants to get a sex change when she doesn't truly want to become a boy.
I get that she loves Nasrin so much she'd do anything to be with her but can't be because it's illegal in Iran; however, I wish they'd try to run away to another country or something. What saddens me equally is the treatment of the LGBT community AND women. It's sickening, and I feel like I'm reading a dystopian. It's hard to believe I'm not.
Here are some LGBT books that I'm planning to read, and most likely I won't finish them this month but will continue on supporting LGBT books, authors, and readers well past April! <3
- Circus Escape by Lilliana Rose
- Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan (for the read-a-long)
- No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace (Just was approved for a copy on Netgalley! The expected publication isn't until September, so I'll be reviewing this closer to then. I'll probably pick a different book to read and review now, but I'm DYING to read this one!)
- Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan (I just realized after I was approved for this on Netgalley this is the same author who wrote If You Could Be Mine. Duh me, lol!)
I'd like to have discussion posts in addition to my reviews. I'm starting to get a bit burned out with reviews, and I think discussion posts would be a nice change of pace. :)
If you're participating, let me know! :)