Today I’m doing something different (but also fitting since it’s almost Hearts Day!). Today I’ll be sharing (or rambling about) my experience reading Heartstopper!
For those of you who are not yet familiar with it, Heartstopper by Alice Oseman is a serialised, ongoing webcomic. With four physical graphic novels (and a fifth one on the way), it features Charlie (a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker) and Nick (a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player) who meet at a British all-boys grammar school.
Now, I knew this was big. A lot of my friends on bookstagram LOVE this book/series. It’s always been recommended to me. I always see the books featured in photos everyday. And I know the fandom is big. It’s always been on my radar! However, I can’t find physical copies of the books, plus it’s not on the top of my TBR, so I just put on the back burner. But as I was browsing on Webtoon (I’m having lots of fun recently on this app by the way), I discovered the webcomic version of Heartstopper!
Hello book nerds! I’m back with a blog post hoping to spread some holiday cheer by making the holidays queer! *wink* (Okay, I’m actually proud of that little rhyme, forgive me!) But yes, I am here today to talk about queer books releasing in 2022 that have caught my attention. If I thought 2021 releases were magnificently queer, 2022 is on another level. (Also, in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s our 2022 queer reading challenge!)
I am just so excited for all the queer books that we’re going to see in the coming year! So, without further ado, here are 30 queer books you should to your TBR for 2022! (Click on the titles to add to your Goodreads!)
Hello book nerds! I’m back again, once again with another reading challenge!
First of all, happy holidays. I can’t believe it’s actually December? And that we only have less than two weeks of it?! But hey, this only means getting ready for another year, and getting ready for a whole new TBR. (Okay, serious question: Do you have your 2022 TBR set already?)
Now, to help make your TBRs more diverse, I’m inviting you all to another queer book reading challenge. The past two challenges have been a success and it’s truly amazing seeing all your reads for #QueerBookFun2021! I’m so thankful for your participation! So for 2022, we’re continuing the fun!
Hello book nerds! Today I am here to talk about one of my favorite reads this year (and one of my most anticipated books since last year), If This Gets Out! Why? Because there’s only a little over two weeks until its release and I cannot wait for this book to be out in the whole world.
If This Gets Out is a YA queer boyband romance by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich and it comes out December 7th, 2021. I had the chance to read an e-arc of this a few months ago (which I absolutely loved), and I also had the chance to be a part of the official street team!
I originally planned on writing a detailed review for this book, but I figured I can make things more fun this way. This book is just all kinds of incredible. And I know you might be thinking of a particular boyband and maybe even a particular ship when you hear “boyband romance”, but trust me, this book is so much more than that, too. Here are five reasons why you should read If This Gets Out!
One of the many, many reasons I fell in love with BTS and their music is because of their ability to be vulnerable and talk about that vulnerability. Through their music and their words, they were able to share their own experiences, their own struggles with mental health, their self-doubts, and insecurities, and more. They were able to comfort people and let people know that we’re not alone.
Just the other day I was browsing through the #btslyrics tag on Tiktok (don’t ask me why I got there in the first place lol), and came across an edit of their song Magic Shop. Now let me tell you, I have heard Magic Shop hundreds of times, it’s one of my favorites! But that particular edit shook me to the core, made me cry in the middle of the night (tears and snot, I am not kidding), and reminded me that their music has helped me through some tough times.
Now this got me thinking. I wanted to share these kind of music to you. It’s not always obvious, but I know we go through a lot of difficult things. I have been having bad mental health days/weeks myself as well (which is actually one of the reasons I haven’t blogged much lately), and BTS’ music has been there for me. I believe we need all the comfort and support that we can get. So here I am, extending my support to you, dear book nerd/reader, through music!
Here are 15 BTS songs that talk about various themes of mental health: