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!
Hello book nerds! First of all, HAPPY PRIDE! 🏳️🌈 It’s that wonderful time of the year again and I’m so so excited! To my fellow queer book nerds, sending you all the hugs! Be extra gay or be quietly queer, just make sure to be you and be unapologetic! And of course, a reminder that Pride is not just for those who are out. Let closeted and questioning people celebrate, too! We’re here for you always.
Okay, now onto the topic at hand: Queer TBR. Now, I’m not able to join or host any readathon for Pride Month (which sucks, I know, but this girl is getting busy. I do have a year-long reading challenge though: #QueerBookFun2021!). However, despite not joining readathons, I’m still very much going to be reading and featuring queer books (books that I’m really excited for AAAHHHHH). Here’s my Queer TBR for Pride Month 2021!
It’s 2021 and some people are still dead set on erasing bi people. I don’t know what is, I don’t know what’s not clicking for them. Bi people are bi no matter who they date. Queer people are still queer even though they’re on a “straight-passing” relationship. That’s it.
And so, in light of some biphobic “hot takes” on YA Twitter about books with bi characters the other day, I wanted to boost books with bi rep that deserve to be read and digested.
Here I am recommending YA books with bi representation–books the tackle and navigate bisexuality, and/or address biphobia. There are a lot more books with bi rep, of course. But I wanted to focus on these three as the way they discussed bisexuality moved me, both as a reader and as another queer person. I’m hoping these books will move you, too!
2021 is looking fantastic for my book nerd self! There are a lot of queer novels coming this year (a win for my queer heart honestly!). There is also quite the number of new science fiction fantasy debuts/releases that are already a standout (I want them all!). And of course, there are also the sequels of previous science fiction and fantasy books that caught my heart the past year/s! (*cue screaming*)
If you’re waiting for these books as well, please feel free to scream with me in the comments! Here are the science fiction/fantasy sequels I’m excited for this 2021!
Is it too late to share my most anticipated releases for 2021? Probably. But is that going to stop me from making this blog post? Nope. I think only sleep and work can. So here I am, about to list down upcoming 2021 titles I’m excited for! And since this is Part 1, I’ll only include books releasing from January to June 2021! Mind you, I tried to keep this list short, but there are a LOT of great books this year, AAAAHHHHH. Also, spoiler alert, most of the books in this list are probably going to be queer… and honestly, I love that for me!
Here are my most anticipated 2021 releases from January to June!