The goal of this meme is to take a moment every Thursday to highlight 3 diverse books: one from your TBR, one you read and enjoyed, and one that’s not yet released!
I want to give you guys an idea of the rep each book offers, but with books that are still on my TBR, I’ll have to make the best educated guesses I can. If I ever make an error or miss something, please let me know in a comment so I can fix it right away! Also, while I will try my best, I obviously cannot guarantee that any books listed for my “TBR picks” will be without problems, so please proceed with discretion!
1. TBR pick:
The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
I’ve heard nothing but amazing reviews on this book, and I figure it’s pretty telling of its greatness that, when I mentioned in my facebook reading group that I had picked up a kindle copy of it for $1.99, much collective screaming and cheering was had. From what I gather, it’s a gay retelling of The Iliad? GIMME. I love hist-fic and retellings, especially in settings like ancient Greece or Rome, so I’m really eager to dive into this one.
2. Book you enjoyed:
Daughter of the Burning City – Amanda Foody
I love carnival-of-debauchery-themed books, so I knew I was going to love this one (assuming it wouldn’t be another Caraval – it wasn’t), but I had no idea going into it that it would portray so much fantastic queer rep! Sexuality is regarded as something entirely casual and normalized regardless of where on the spectrum a character falls, and I loved every second of it. Plus, it’s a super fun and suspenseful story. You can read my review here!
Reps: bi, ace, demi, lesbian, black, POC (unspecified – described as having very dark skin and hair)
3. Unreleased titles:
Let’s Talk About Love – Claire Kann
I just learned about this January 2018 release earlier this week, and immediately had to request an ARC of it, because it sounds fabulous. A carefree young black woman coming into her own, accepting her asexuality, and finding new love? Sign me up! Plus, that cover is stunning. #blackgirlmagic, indeed.
Reps: bi, ace, black, own-voice