T10T: My Top Queer TBR Picks [#PRIDE]

June 11, 2019


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!



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… ?


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! ♥


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.


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.)


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!


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.


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.


8. Silver in the Wood
june 18th, 2019

Sometimes you just need soft gays in the forest. ♥ 


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 ??


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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  • Reply booksofteacups June 11, 2019 at 12:06 am

    I am so excited to read Docile as it sounds like a fabulous book! And thank you for bringing Beyond the Black Door to my attention! I am looking for more books with ace characters.
    My TTT post: https://booksofteacups.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/top-ten-tuesday%E2%80%8B-unpopular-bookish-opinions/

  • Reply Cheryl Malandrinos June 11, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Great list. These are all new to me. Hope you enjoy the ones you haven’t gotten to yet.

  • Reply Musings of a (Book) Girl June 11, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I’m dying to read Cameron Post! I usually read a lot of queer stories anyway, but I’m trying to squeeze in extra this month. Next up for me is Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann!

  • Reply Anne Bennett June 11, 2019 at 1:25 am

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post made me so angry. Grr. How dare anyone send their child off to be reprogrammed. My TTT Bookish Opinions

  • Reply Brooke Lorren June 11, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I just finished reading Priory! And I still have to read one of the Maggie Stiefvater books. Hopefully soon.

  • Reply Annemieke June 11, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Oh Beyond the Black Door has now been upped on the big tbr list for me haha. Thanks. 😉

  • Reply dinipandareads June 11, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Thanks for putting these books on my radar–the only one I’ve heard of is Priory! But Docile sounds so good ?

  • Reply acquadimore June 11, 2019 at 5:20 am

    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!

  • Reply thebookwormofnotredame June 11, 2019 at 6:52 am

    The Priory of the Orange Tree, DEFINITELY! I’m planning on reading it next month and I can’t wait!!

  • Reply A Darker Shade of Rosie June 11, 2019 at 7:30 am

    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.

  • Reply Jess @ Jessticulates June 11, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Great list! The Priory of the Orange Tree and The Miseducation of Cameron Post are both on my TBR and Beyond the Black Door sounds like one I need to pick up. 🙂

  • Reply iloveheartlandx June 11, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Priory and Call Down The Hawk are both on my TBR too! Great list 🙂
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/top-ten-tuesday-215/

  • Reply Barb (boxermommyreads) June 11, 2019 at 9:15 am

    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!

  • Reply Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction June 11, 2019 at 9:31 am

    I’m super excited to read Call Down the Hawk!! And I (gasp!!) watched the movie of Cameron Post before reading the book. It was good, but I could actually tell while watching it that the book would be better (in fact it inspired a whole post from me about how I feel like books have maybe ruined me for movies.

  • Reply lydiaschoch June 11, 2019 at 10:19 am

    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.

  • Reply TeaPartyPrincess June 11, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Cameron Post is excellent, but also a really difficult read.
    Priory is so intimidating with its length haha.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

  • Reply Aymee (@asphaltcowgrrl) June 11, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Excellent list and love that you’re sticking with a Pride theme, too. I just recently bought The Priory of the Orange Tree and can’t wait to get to it either!
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

  • Reply Jorie June 11, 2019 at 11:21 am

    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

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators June 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Call Down the Hawk is one of my most anticipated reads! I’m waiting until I have enough time to sit down and read before picking up Priory of the Orange Tree, but I’m very excited to read it once I do!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries June 12, 2019 at 9:56 pm

      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.

  • Reply ChrissiReads June 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    YES! Love what you’ve done with the list this week. Looks awesome. 🙂

  • Reply evelynreads1 June 13, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Oh I so cannot wait for call down the hawk! Also i love priory soo much!

  • Reply Lauren @ Always Me June 13, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I’m so excited for Call Down the Hawk!
    Lauren @ Always Me

  • Reply Ellyn June 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    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???

  • Reply Bailey June 15, 2019 at 1:29 am

    I cannot wait for Docile, ahh! The tagline definitely gave me chills the first time I read it.

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  • Reply rachel @ typed truths June 17, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    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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