Happy (almost) July!
We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
While I’ve had quite a few good reads this month, the book I want to highlight is Loveless by Alice Oseman. To preface this, I am a huge Heartstopper fan, and have read all of the published volumes multiple times (review of volumes 1-3). As for the novels of the Osemanverse, I’d only read Solitaire before picking up this one up. I wasn’t super in love with Solitaire‘s story, but Loveless absolutely blew me away. I’ve really been getting into books with big casts of characters, and I love when you can cherish every single character in a big cast. It doesn’t happen often, but I enjoy it immensely. Loveless was like that. I was rooting for Georgia, Pip, and Rooney to figure it all out. Sunil was a gem and the play rehearsals kept me entertained for days. As for the story, I quite enjoyed all the nuanced LGBTQIA+ conversations/environment and each and every rep Alice managed to squeeze in (gay/lesbian/ace/aro/pan). I really wish I had more comments to share, but all the thoughts I have left are just me trying to shove the characters in to my pockets, so that I can keep them safe and protected. Anyways Loveless is the Pride read you should be reading all year long!
June was another great reading month (less good than May, but still way better than average) so I don’t know which book to talk about. I finally ready two YA books that had been on my TBR forever and I adored both of them. Highly recommend Cool For the Summer & Felix Ever After which are great summer reads and feature messy queer teens. But, my favorite has to be Heartbreaker by Sarah MacLean. This was a book that I have been waiting for since I finished Bombshell last year and it did not disappoint. I was sucked in and it was the perfect escapist read. I would’ve read it in one sitting, but alas I had to sleep. Adelaide and Clayborn had everything I love in a historical romance couple and I cannot wait for the next two books in this series because it’s a blast (Literally. One of the characters is always blowing stuff up). I also want to mention Unmasking the Marquess which was another historical romance I adored this month that features a bisexual marquess and nonbinary love interest that was another fun ride.
What was your best May read?
xoxo, Bree & Tree