June is Pride Month. Last week we showed some of the Pride book on our wishlists. Today I am doing a Pride Flag Book Tag. This tag was created by Common Spence and I saw it on Mel To The Any‘s blog. It looked like a lot of fun, so I decided to tag myself!
1. Red (Life) – A book with a spirited protagonist totally proud of who they are. Someone who gives you LIFE!
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven. Izzy tries dealing with hard stuff by making jokes and this isn’t something that always works. When naked pictures of her end up all over the place, Izzy isn’t sure what to do. Joking about it doesn’t help and no one is stepping up to defend her. Izzy realizes that men are treated differently than women and it’s not always fair. She realizes she is fine the way she is and no one is going to tell her otherwise. Only she has the control of how to feel about herself.
2. Orange (Healing) – A book that made you, as the reader, find a deeper meaning or catharsis in your own life.
The Birthday List by Devney Perry. After her life being turned upside down, this woman is able to find strength in her husband’s birthday list. She tries to check off everything on the list in the hopes of being able to move on. Working on this list, Poppy discovers so much more. She finds strength to do things she never though she would, but also realizes her husband is a person she will always love, but that it’s okay to open up again. A person you lose will always be with you in many more ways than you realize.
3. Yellow (Sunshine) – A book that fills you with so much joy it could brighten even your darkest day.
Any Harry Potter book. The books aren’t always happy and a lot of sad things happen, but reading this book will always feel like coming home. After discovering these books I have read them many times! And I plan on reading them many more times in the future. Even after all the times I have read them I discover new things everytime.
4. Green (Nature) – A book that is set out of this world — a reality different to our own.
The Hunger Games. Don’t think I really have to explain much here, haha. The different districts, Hunger Games, power over all of the people. Once again, can’t imagine growing up there. Never knowing if there will be enough to eat, work that doesn’t give you anything and a chance at being entered in the games, where it’s kill or be killed. It’s so cruel.
5. Blue (Peace) – A book where one of the characters finds peace with a difficult truth.
Tuesdays at Six by K.J. Lewis. After a tragic accident, Walt gains the custody of his best friend’s children when he wasn’t even planning on having children himself. His world is turned upside down. At first he is dealing with his own grief as well as the childrens’. All he thinks the kids need is money and routine. He doesn’t quite get that more than that is needed. After hiring a nanny, he realizes that there is so much more to this than he thinks. Before knowing it, he loves the children and accepts that blood doesn’t always mean family.
6. Purple (Spirit) – A book that deals with LGBT+ themes and religion.
Autoboyography deal with LGBT+ themes and religion. When I first read this book I was really afraid the religion aspect would overpower the rest of the book and I was very wrong. This book explores what it’s like to be gay and having a family that won’t accept that because of their religion. I can’t imagine how hard it is to not be able to be yourself around the people you love. I am lucky that I grew up in a family who would love me no matter what. Everybody deserves that!
That’s all for today! I want to tag anyone who wants to do this tag. It’s pride month for another week, so there’s still time to do this tag!