T10T: My Top Queer TBR Picks [#PRIDE]

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is “unpopular bookish opinions”, but in the theme of Pride Month, I thought I’d keep the queer lists coming and talk about some books high on my TBR with LGBTQ+ rep!

If you’d like to see last week’s Pride list, check out my favorite queer reads!

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1. Call Down the Hawk
november 5th, 2019 

Sweet, gay baby Ronan. ♥ So help me, if some of this book isn’t precious, happy, peaceful, domestic Pynch… 😩

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2. Black Tattoo
june ?, 2019

More taboo m/m romance from my fave? Yes, please! Cole’s starting a brand new series and I’m so excited. It was meant to release on the 1st, but he’s been a bit under the weather, so it’s been delayed for now. Crossing my fingers he feels better soon! ♥

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3. Docile
march 3rd, 2020

“There is no consent under capitalism.” Sorry, I’m never going to stop sharing that tagline everywhere because it gives me CHILLS ON CHILLS. Augh. ♥ Brb, getting it tattooed on my forehead. But anyways, this is an upcoming queer sci-fi story from a trans author, it’s about sex and wealth, and I AM SO HERE FOR IT.

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4. Rolling in the Deep

How have I not read this spooky sapphic mermaid story yet? Nobody knows! It’s so perfectly on brand for me that I think I’m low key scared. What if it disappoints me?!!? (Spoiler alert: it’s Mira Grant, it won’t.)

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5. Wolfsong

An own-voice m/m werewolf romance? Yep, need that in my life for sure. Sneak peek at my summer TBR for you all: this one’s definitely on the list!

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6. The Monster of Elendhaven
september 24th, 2019

The world needs more spooky gays, and Jennifer Giesbrecht is here to deliver. I read the first chapter of this for the latest Try a Chapter Challenge, and it just about tied with the winner (Gideon the Ninth). It’s super bloody and dark and I can’t wait.

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7. The Priory of the Orange Tree

Queer women in power and dragons! Please! Very strongly considering putting myself on an ARC ban just so I can get to this ASAP because it’s slowly killing me inside that I haven’t read it yet.

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8. Silver in the Wood
june 18th, 2019

Sometimes you just need soft gays in the forest. ♥ 

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9. Beyond the Black Door
october 29th, 2019

Own-voice ace dark fantasy! I feel like all of my favorite authors have been raving about this one, too, so I’m doubly excited! And this cover 😍😍

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10. The Miseducation of Cameron Post

I honestly don’t know how I haven’t read this story about a queer girl being sent to conversion camp yet. It’s been on my radar for SO LONG, and I want to see the movie so badly! I definitely have to get to this one ASAP.


What’s a queer story you’re looking forward to reading?

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29 thoughts on “T10T: My Top Queer TBR Picks [#PRIDE]

  1. I agree so much about the tagline of Docile. I’m not sure it’s going to work for me, but I can’t not try it after that? (Also, I’ve read some of K.M. Szpara’s short fiction and thought it was amazing, so.)
    And I hope you like Silver in the Wood! I really liked it, and yes, sometimes soft gays in magical forests is exactly what one needs
    Great list!

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  2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post was the FIRST book I ever reviewed as a book blogger, waaay back in December 2013. 😂 It was on an old blog that I now longer have up and running and I wish I would’ve saved that review. I’m sure it would be amusing compared to where I am now with reviewing books lol.

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  3. I see several here I’d like to read. I have actually read Rolling in the Deep and LOVED it. In fact, I’ve said I’d read anything written by this author because I love all her stuff, under both names, so much! I was able to grab Priory for $1.99 for my Kindle a few weeks back – I’d been wanting it since it came out and felt so lucky!

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  4. Well, now I have to read all of these books. 🙂 Seriously, though, thank you for this list. It’s super timely for Pride Month. (And Happy Pride!)

    My TTT.

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  5. I was only able to read the first 25 pages of PRIORY during #WyrdAndWonder and I’ve ached to read it ever since — I wanted to see if I could attach myself into that world but after 5x migraines I threw in the towel! My next goal is to read it in the Autumn and most likely I’ll be discussing it next Wyrd And Wonder as I’m focusing on *dragons!* rather exclusively then! Ha!! Still though… it has this looming world that makes me hope I will love it as much as everyone else does as I have been seeking Fantasy I can sink my teeth into for awhile…

    Here’s what I said about it thus far along if your curious

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    1. Same on Call Down the Hawk! It’s gonna be so good (and probably painful, knowing Maggie, lol). And yes, same on Priory. I had it on my seasonal TBR but I haven’t even attempted it because I just knew I didn’t have the time lately.

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  6. Yesss, Call Down The Hawk! I’m so excited for this new trilogy! I have such high hopes!

    Also, I’m roughly halfway through Priory and it’s definitely a slow read, so maybe cut your currently reading shelf in two before you start it???

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  7. yes, yes, & yes to all of these picks! i hadn’t heard of docile before but i just looked it up and screamed. it sounds phenomeal… and umm, i still haven’t read the raven boys yet (i know, i know, i must finish it!!) but pretty much everything else is on my priority tbr too.

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