#Blogmas2019 : Day 21 : Best LGBTQ of 2019 #BestBookOf2019

Hi dear friends,

 

Today is day 21st of Blogmas 2019 and I have two phenomenal books as winners for LGBTQ!

First let me tell you this: don’t be afraid to read M/M or F/F  or Transgender or …!  Because yes you have some who are heavy on the sex side, nearly porn but that’s just like M/F litterature too!

But you also have some books that just overflow with feelings that they are luminous!

The books I chose as my winners are books that I am convinced do more for the LGBTQ community than any gay pride or TV show or famous LGBTQ actor or actress. Because these books speak to our hearts and our souls!

Both resonated deeply and I swear I as a real mess when I finished them.

When a book opens your eyes, sweep you off your feet and make you experience every single feeling the characters felt, it’s a godsend.

My winners today are …

Someday, Someday by Emma Scott (adult romance)

When I read that story and that note, I thought that stories like this do more for LGBTQ and drug addicts than any medical journal or TV news. Because Emma, speaks to our hearts and opens our eyes and minds.

The stand Silas had to make simply undid him. It melted the last layer of ice that kept him away from my soul. It’s when hearts are shattered and spirits damaged that Emma does her best job and steal the last remnant of MY heart. In these moments of truth, where the soul is bare, when the heroes have to really choose to live, not merely survive a bond is forged forever between them and me.

That scene, that moment sealed the deal for me an pushed this story from the “I really like it” to the “I am in love with it”.

This romance story is epic and I would love to conclude with one of my favorite quote, coming from one of the best heroines I have read about and that I would marry if I was lesbian and she was not a fictional character: Darlene from “Forever Right Now” : “Fling away, Max! Darlene whispered in my mind. Grab happy and run like hell.”

And that’s me telling you to “Read away. Grab happy and read like hell.”

 

Birthday by Meredith Russo (YA transgender)

I know I alread featured this one once in this Blogmas and you’ll get a third time. That’s how this book impressed or imprinted me!

I read it till the wee hours of the morning and ended up with puffy eyes, a congested nose and not one tissue left, thankful for being more educated and aware of some transgender ordeals and sufferings.

You will get another quote for that book that I beg you, on my knees, to read as it’s so beautiful!

“I wonder if maybe I just can’t cry anymore, if maybe growing up means testosterone is running through my body like an invading army, butchering and bunting everything tender.”
Meredith Russo, Birthday
Gah! That book just gutted me!

What would be your LGBTQ winner this year?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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5 Replies to “#Blogmas2019 : Day 21 : Best LGBTQ of 2019 #BestBookOf2019”

  1. I’ve read some truly disturbing things about Meredith Russo recently that makes me wonder if I will read anything else by her/support her work, but I am also so glad I read Birthday.

    I am so ready to read Someday Someday. I think I’m going to order a physical copy with the Amazon gift card I got for Christmas. 🙂

  2. I LOVED birthday! I don’t typically read much adult romance anymore, but you’ve made me want to give Someday, Someday a try.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh yes please Nicole!

  3. Ooh, Birthday sounds amazing! I love, LOVE Max and Silas in Someday, Someday- they deserve the true love they found <3
    A long time ago, I read Suzanne Brockmann's Force of Nature with FBI Agent Jules Cassidy and closet actor Robin Chadwick, who was on a path to self-destruction. That book was an eye-opener to the stigma LGBTQ face on a regular basis. It's sad and frankly, unacceptable. We're all human beings and deserve to be treated as such!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Exactly Jacquie! And I think many preconceived ideas come from not knowing the “stranger” , the one different from you! That’s why I love books like Someday Someday as they open my eyes!

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