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.
Time for me to gush about a book which instantly earned a place in my favourites: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn!
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.
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!)
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!
Taking some time out to talk about the books I've finished so far this month and what I'm reading right now.
Join my reading challenge on The Storygraph, and see the stack of books I'm planning to clear off my physical TBR this year!
Join Maisie Rose for a review of Unspeakable, a queer gothic anthology! There are also some free bookmark designs and a giveaway.
Find out what Maisie thought of Large Animals by Jess Arndt, and win a paperback copy!
Does "own-voice steampunk LGBT mystery full of mind-bending puzzles" catch your attention as much as it caught mine? Today's book is all of that and more!