Pride Flag Book Tag
I wanted to do a tag for Pride month and found this one created by Common Spence over on YouTube. Please check out the video as it’s full of amazing recommendations. Anyway, here we go with my answers…
A book with a spirited protagonist totally proud of who they are. Someone who gives you LIFE!
Gideon Nav from Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir is an unapologetic lesbian and extremely proud of the fact.
A book that made you, as the reader, find a deeper meaning or catharsis in your own life.
Two books that felt very cathartic for me were The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller and A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. They’re emotionally exhausting to read but you feel different for the experience.
A book that fills you with so much joy it could brighten even your darkest day.
I think this was an obvious choice for me as you all know how much I love Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. It definitely never fails to cheer me up.
A book that is set out of this world – a reality different to our own.
If you want an incredible fantasy series with extensive LGBTQIA+ rep then you can’t go wrong with N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Trilogy.
A book where one of the characters finds peace with a difficult truth.
Akemi Dawn Bowman is one of my favourite authors and Summer Bird Blue is a perfect example of why. Rumi spends the novel navigating her grief over the loss of her sister and abandonment by her mother and also coming to terms with being on the asexual spectrum.
A book that deals with LGBT+ themes and religion.
I haven’t read this one yet but I have it on my TBR pile. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth is a coming-of-age story about a girl sent for conversion therapy by her ultra-religious aunt.
This was such a beautiful tag to take part in. Please feel free to consider yourself tagged if you want to give it a go.