I found this tag on Narrative Paradise and I thought that it would be perfect since it’s currently pride month! So here we go!
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- Match books with the given prompts.
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- Post the rules and the list of prompts in your tag post.
Female Strength – A book with a lesbian heroine
Uncommon Charm by Emily Bergslien and Kat Weaver is a really cozy magical story. Julia is witty, funny, and strong, and she’s also a lesbian. I highly recommend reading this sweet little novella.
Cinnamon Roll – A book with an adorable gay character
Oh Jareth is such a cinnamon roll. Fangscreen by Ellen Mint was such a fun read and I adored Jareth. He was put into the worst situation and was so grumpy, but really he’s such a sweetheart.
Boys & Girls – A book with bi rep done right
I really enjoyed The Magic Between by Stephanie Hoyt. A.B. is bi and Matthew is suddenly exploring and questioning his sexuality. I think that watching Matthew question and explore his sexuality felt very real and honest in the confusion and frustration that can come with questioning your sexuality.
The Body & The Soul – A book with a transgender character
By Pain of Death by Suzanne Clay is a new favourite. I adored the spin on Persephone and Hades. The relationship with between Seph and Hades was just so lovely to watch.
We’re All Queer – A queer rep you’d love to see more often in books
I would love to see more aromantic or genderqueer characters. I definitely have not read enough books with either representation so I would love to read more.
All About Pronouns – A book with a non-binary character
Sanctuary by Andi C. Buchanan is a spooky fun story about found family, being yourself, and ghosts! We have a number of different representations in the book and a bunch of non-binary characters.
A Romantic Ace – A character that belongs on the ace/aro spectrum
Not Your Type by Elizabeth Jeannel is a really heartwrenching and heartfelt romance book about an ace character figuring out her life, healing from an abusive relationship, and learning to love herself and accept love from others.
One Big Family – A book that features lots of LGBTQ+ reps
You should all know that I love Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Bryn. It is full with all kinds of rep, from ace characters to nonbinary characters, and even a sapphic relationship. I highly recommend it.
Sapphic Love – Your favorite f/f couple
I couldn’t pick just one sapphic couple so I picked two! Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree and Get It Right by Skye Kilaen are both books with amazing sapphic couples. Legends and Lattes is the cozy fantasy of your dreams about an orc ex-adventurer who wants to open a coffee shop in a town that has never heard of coffee. Get It Right is a second chance romance between a parolee and the nurse she met in prison. They are both soft and lovely stories and you should read them both.
Boys Love – Your m/m OTP
Again I couldn’t pick just one OTP for this prompt, so here you go with two again. Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell and Prince of the Sorrows by Kellen Graves are both amazing, heart wrenching, and 5 star reads for me. Winter’s Orbit is the sci-fi, political marraige, murder mystery that I needed in my life. I adore it and Kiem and Jainan. Prince of the Sorrows is the fae fantasy story that broke my heart and ripped it out of my chest by Saffron and Cylvan are perfect and deserve happiness.
Side Kick – Your favorite LGBTQ+ side character
Show Me How To Love by Ray Celar is a book I’ve read recently and I loved Avery’s friends Zayne and Adam. They are supportive and fiercely protective of Avery. They are funny and honest and I adored them.
Stealing the Show – An LGBTQ+ side character couple that rocks your socks
Okay, I know, I know. I already talked about Prince of the Sorrows but there is a side character couple in here that I adore. I don’t want to spoil things for anyone who is going to read this soon, but there is a couple in here that I adore and they need their own book.
Strong Beliefs – An LGBTQ+ book that deals with religion
Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White is all about religious trauma and overcoming that trauma. It is a really gory, difficult book to read, but it is the best shit and I ate it up. If you like horror and are okay with gore and body horror you should absolutely pick it up.
Rainbows Everywhere – A book with an unapologetic cover
Alright, In The Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish is very unapologetic. I mean there are two shirtless guys on the front who are obviously into each other. I loved this book and you kind of get what’s on the cover.
Future Generations – Your most anticipated LGBTQ+ release
Oh…. Oh my most anticipated read of the year. Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell is a book I am dying to get my hands on. I adored Winter’s Orbit and even though this isn’t a sequel it is set in the same universe and it is also a forced proximity story. So yeah… I’m here for it.