Genderbent tropes and queer identity: 3 Books That I Read for Pride 2022

Okay, so. This post is a month late! I know, I know, I’m sorry. But life happens, and long story short, May, June and July have ganged up on me. So I haven’t been active much, haven’t been reading much as I used to. However, I was still able to read a few books from my Pride TBR for this year!

And let me just say, I have been blessed with three amazing books! So here’s a quick rundown, as well as my mini reviews!

Flip The Script

Summary: An aspiring K-drama teen actress falls for the actress who plays the second lead in their show, instead of her fake co-star boyfriend.

My rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I think: This was my first read this June, and I can’t help but think how fitting it is. Flip the Script was just so cute and so fun, and most importantly, it shed some light on the queer community in South Korea and the entertainment industry in particular. It also gave us hope of what may come and what we can do to make a difference.

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I Read Four Volumes of Heartstopper And It’s Everything I Never Knew I Needed

Hello book nerds! Happy February!

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!

And thus, began my journey.

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30 Queer Books You Should Add To Your 2021 TBR

30 Queer Books You Should Add To Your 2022 TBR

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!)

2022 Queer Books part 1
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Reading Challenge: #ReadQueerToo2022

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!

Welcome to #ReadQueerToo2022!

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Top 5 Reasons to Read If This Gets Out

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!

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