The Guncle by Steven Rowney made me laugh and cry. Be whomever you want. #review

Synopsis From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer.Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, […]

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Was whimsical and unapologetically gay. #2021AudiobookChallenge

Synopsis Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, […]

The Unpopular Vote by Jasper Sanchez. #review of a High school LGBTQ that has potential.

Synopsis Vaseline on the teeth makes a smile shine. It’s a cheap stunt, but Mark Adams knows it’s optics that can win or ruin an election.Everything Mark learned about politics, he learned from his father, the congressman who still pretends he has a daughter and not a son. To protect his father’s image, Mark promises […]

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Why did I wait so long to read it? Audiobook Review #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his […]

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune 5 stars for that audiobook and …perfect from my friend Lashaan at Bookidote! #AudiobookChallenge2020

Synopsis Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune’s YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s […]

Gorgeous cover but …disappointing to me. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust . Review 3,5 stars

Synopsis A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse…There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life […]