10 Queer Books by Black Authors

Since February is LGBT+ History Month in the UK and Black History Month in the USA, I wanted to take some time today to shine a spotlight on some of my favourite books by Black authors featuring LGBTQIA+ representation.

Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

I'm sure everyone has seen this book mentioned a lot on any bookish platforms since its release - I've definitely seen a mix of people who love it and people who hate it. Now that I've read it, I can understand why the reviews are so conflicted.

Review: Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Left: the Maisie Rose Reads logo, a watercolour pink rose above an open book. Right: the cover of Jonny Appleseed, a novel by Joshua Whitehead.

The ninth book I finished in 2021 was Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead. This was on my TBR for basically all of 2020, but I finally got access to it as an audiobook on Scribd, and ended up listening to the whole book in one day (19th January, to be specific!)

Review: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

In my mid-January wrap up post a couple of days ago, I mentioned that I was about halfway through listening to the audiobook of Pet by Akwaeke Emezi. I finished it late last night and wanted to share what I thought!

Mid-January Reading Wrap Up!

Taking some time out to talk about the books I've finished so far this month and what I'm reading right now.