Seven of My Favorite Queer Characters

Just because pride month has come to an end *pouty face* doesn’t mean we suddenly stop being queer! Although, how fun would it be if we all partied together in a secret bunker eleven months out of the year and as soon as June started we came riding in on rainbows and throwing glitter everywhere?

Since we don’t disappear with the setting sun on the last day of pride month, here are seven of my favorite queer characters to help you keep the rainbow reading party going all year long.

Alice from Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann – I’m pretty convinced there isn’t a more perfect character in existence. Alice is adorable, funny, and strong. I just want to be her friend so badly. Read more of my Alice love fest then go read the book!

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Review: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Title: Let’s Talk About Love
Author: Claire Kann
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Pages: 288

Content Warnings: acephobia, underage drinking

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Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting—working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual). Alice is done with dating—no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

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Monthly Wrap Up: June 2019

My wrap up was supposed to be up yesterday, but I’ve been sick and didn’t get it finished in time. June went by quickly and I really can’t believe the year is already halfway over. I swear it still seems like we should be bundling up to keep warm when instead it’s so hot outside that I start sweating before I even open my door. It’s a bit ridiculous. Bring back my sweater weather, please!

Reading

The entire month had me in a huge reading slump, so I was very surprised to see that I read eleven books. I don’t entirely know why I haven’t felt like reading, but I’ve been more into watching Netflix than anything else. Of the books I did read, here are the ones that got four or five stars:

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Review: The Echo Park Castaways by M.G. Hennessey

Title: The Echo Park Castaways
Author: M.G. Hennessey
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 208

Content Warnings: death of a parent, foster care, cancer, deportation of a parent

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From the author of The Other Boy comes a poignant and heartfelt novel that explores what it means to be a family. Perfect for fans of Counting by 7s.

Nevaeh, Vic, and Mara are veterans of the Los Angeles foster care system. For over a year they’ve been staying with Mrs. K in Echo Park. Vic spends most of his time living in a dream world, Mara barely speaks, and Nevaeh is forced to act as a back-up parent. Though their situation isn’t ideal, it’s still their best home yet.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Title: The Speed of Falling Objects
Author: Nancy Richardson Fischer
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Pages: 384

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From the author of When Elephants Fly comes an exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything and embracing what makes us unique. Don’t miss this compulsively readable novel about the most unlikely of heroes.

Danger “Danny” Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else’s needs. She’s certain that her mom’s bitterness and her TV star father’s absence are her fault. If only she were more-more athletic, charismatic, attractive-life would be perfect.

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Review: Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein

Title: Screen Queens
Author: Lori Goldstein
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 368

Content Warnings: underage drinking, attempted assault, panic attacks

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The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls vying for prestigious summer internships through a startup incubator program uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech.

This summer Silicon Valley is a girls’ club.

Three thousand applicants. An acceptance rate of two percent. A dream internship for the winning team. ValleyStart is the most prestigious high school tech incubator competition in the country. Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer have secured their spots. And they’ve come to win.

Meet the Screen Queens.

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