June is Pride Month and that’s something we both support. Today it’s time for another Wishlist Wednesday, so we decided to show the Pride Month Books on our wishlist. If you want to see which ones we want to add to our collections, keep on reading!
Dress Codes for Small Towns – Courtney C. Stevens I saw this book last year on an anticipated releases list. Dress Codes for Small Towns sounded like a book I would like, but with the father being a preacher I was afraid that would take over the book. I recently heard that the religion aspect isn’t overwhelming. Another book on the wishlist.
I Have Lost My Way – Gayle Forman Yet again another book that I have seen around before. Gayle Forman is an
author I have read books from before and love her writing. Her books are very emotional and this one sounds like it will be as well. It’s always interesting how a tragic event can bring people closer together.
All We Can Do is Wait – Richard Lawson I am surprised I have never heard of this book. All We Can Do it Wait was released this February, so it’s still pretty new. The first thing I noticed is that it takes place in Massachusetts. Growing up there it’s always fun to read books with that setting. Once again, another tragic event rocks the characters’ world. How do they deal and what happens after?
Highly Illogical Behavior – John Corey Whaley This one has actually been on my wishlist for quite awhile and I’m
not really sure why I haven’t gotten around to getting it. Books that talk about mental illnesses are something I think are important. Teenagers still don’t know a lot about them and teenagers dealing with them aren’t sure how to share their experiences. Highly Illogical Behavior sounds like a book I will love.
More Happy Than Not – Adam Silvera After reading both History Is All You Left Me and They Both Die At the End I knew I had to get Adam’s first book as well. HIAYLM and TBDAtE absolutely destroyed me and I LOVED it haha. Adam’s books are amazing and so emotional. I just need to read his first book. Honestly, I don’t think it will be as good as the other two but this is simply a book that can’t NOT be in your collection.
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn – Alison Goodman This book has been on my wishlist for years. I don’t really remember what it’s about, just that it has to do with dragons. When writing this article I searched a Goodreads list with LGBTQ+ books and looked at the ones I had marked as want-to-read, this was one of the books on that list and I knew I had to include it since I’ve wanted it for so long now.
And I Darken – Kiersten White I’ve red a lot of mixed reviews for the Vlad the Impaler retelling. This supposedly has an asexual main character and that’s not something I’ve come across often. It would be so interesting to see that incorporated in a historical fiction retelling. I don’t really know anything about Vlad the Impaler either so this would be such an interesting book to read. And isn’t that cover beautiful?
Liar – Justine Larbalestier I may have mentioned this before but I LOVE LOVE LOVE books with unreliable main characters. This is a YA mystery thriller and those are right up my alley. There are once again a ton of conflicting reviews but I want to find out for myself what this book is like. I’m expecting a shocking ending from the reviews and the fact that our main character is a compulsive liar. Can’t wait to pick this one up.
These are some of the books on our wishlists. Are there any books we need to add to our lists for pride month?Be sure to let us know!