June is here once again! Yay! I honestly love this month; not because of the weather (because, ew, summer), but because it’s Pride Month! And since it’s Pride Month, I’m going to try to read as many books either about the LGBT+ community, or with characters who are a part of the LGBT+ community…along with reading whatever books I have that I haven’t read after years of owning them.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I actually started listening to this on audiobook last month as a way to introduce myself to, well, audiobooks. I love it so far! I only have an hour and a half left, so I’m hoping to finish it within the first half of the month.
2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I actually read the first three TMI books, like, seven years ago, but I decided to pick them up again. Mostly because I saw that LaRonda over at flyingpaperbacks read and reviewed it, and that was the urge I needed to start reading it again. I guess this could also count as a book with LGBT+ characters because there’s at least two non-straight characters. Even if those characters were straight, I would still read it because I want to. Also?? These new paperback covers look amazing (even though I’ll be reading the original hardcover copy from my library).
3. Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
I had this book for quite some time, and I’m finally getting around to reading it. It should be a quick read: there’s some stats and stories, but the majority of the book are either tweets or comments to Laura. I think this is going to be a pretty good read. (and may or may not count as an LGBT+ read, assuming there’s a section about trans and/or queer women?)
4. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Another book that’s been sitting on my shelf for a few years that I’m just now getting around to. To be quite honest, I forgot what it’s about; all I know is that it’s a YA fantasy novel, and the cover looks pretty cool. I’m assuming I’ll like it, but I’m pretty much going in with no opinions.
5. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I actually own the first three books as physical books, but I figured it would be more fun to listen to Eragon on audiobook. It probably isn’t as good as I remember it (because there are definitely some issues with it that I saw people point out in their own reviews), but I don’t think it’s going to be horrible.
6. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
I’m super excited to read this. A fat bi girl as the main character? Count me in. Though, I did spoil myself a bit from reading other people’s reviews because there seems to be a few possibly problematic scenes in the book. But, hopefully, they won’t deter me too much because I really do love Becky Albertalli’s writing.
Not gonna lie, I’m probably going to add a few more books with characters part of the LGBT+ community because, dammit, I want to read books with queer characters during the queer-est month of the year.
But anyways, what are you guys reading in June? What do you think of any of the books I have planned?
Until next time~