#TopTenTuesday: LGBTQIA+ Book Reccos

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is actually a freebie and so I decided to do a topic that I don’t think I’ve done before: Bookish Wishes (List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to your wishlist so that people can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader in the list description so people know how to get the book to you.)

This week’s topic is about bookish wishes but I feel like this topic has already been done fairly recently so, in keeping with Pride Month, I’ve decided to share 10 LGBTQIA+ books that I’ve read, loved and would recommend! If you’ve been on my blog before you’ll likely have seen me mention a few of these books many times because I adore them. I’d definitely love to know your favourites and recommendations too so please share in the comments below! 💜

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20 Books of Summer ’22

At the end of May, Leslie introduced me to the 20 Books of Summer Challenge and she convinced me to join in on the fun since we’re already doing a few buddy reads in the coming month(s). It did look like a lot of fun so I thought why not!?

What is the 20 Books of Summer CHALLENGE?

The 20 Books of Summer Challenge is hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books and it involves choosing and reading 20 books from your TBR and reviewing them all before the summer ends! If at any point you want to change the number of books you read to 10 or 15, can do so. If you want to swap out different books (hello, mood readers!) then that’s okay too. It all sounds pretty simple and straightforward, right? If you decide to join in on the fun too, you can share your choices and your progress using the #20booksofsummer22 hashtag and you can also leave a comment on the announcement post page to link up your post!


As an epic mood reader, I’m terrible at sticking to fixed TBRs so I’ve decided to share a strong possibility pile of the 20 books that I really want to read this summer. I will definitely be reading a few of these as they’ll be buddy reads but I’ve included a number of queer books that I really want to read for Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 (if I can manage) and then keep on going with them until the end of the summer months (if I can’t manage). On that note, here’s what I’m thinking of reading (all book covers linked to their Goodreads page):

The War of Two Queens // Defiant Heart // The Jasmine Throne // Iron Widow

Felix Ever After // On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous // The Dream Thieves // The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet

The Ten Thousand Doors of January // Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating // The Charm Offensive // Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun

Blood and Moonlight // Violet Made of Thorns // You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty // Mistborn: The Final Empire

Skyward // The Vanishing Half // Ace of Spades // Winter’s Orbit

Are you also joining the 20 Books of Summer Challenge? What are you planning to read? Have you read any of these books or do you plan to read them for the challenge too? If anyone wants to buddy read anything, I’d love to do one!