Auto-buy authors are part of a special group that each reader gets to create. They’re the authors that have made so big an impact on us that we will buy anything they write without a moment of hesitation. Here are seven of the authors that have made that impact on me.
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Gayle Forman – The first book I read of hers was If I Stay way back when I was in high school. I’ve loved everything she has written and will forever buy anything she writes the day it comes out.
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!
When I see the term ‘childhood books’ it makes me think of picture books, but I don’t remember too many of my favorites. I’ll share the ones I do remember, though, and then a few of my favorite middle grade books I have fond memories of.
If you’re somebody that gets a lot of free time during the summer, then it’s the perfect opportunity to get in some extra reading! I’ve put together a list of eight books that are perfect for the (hopefully) lazy summer days ahead of you.
I can’t really explain why, but I love when main characters work in gift shops over the summer. The Goodbye Summer by Sarah Van Name resonated with me so deeply and was the book I wish I had in high school. Read my full review then add it to your TBR!
This story promises a road trip and a main character that is attempting to figure out who her estranged brother actually was. I have a feeling this is going to be one that punches me in the gut and I’m always in the mood for that to happen. This cover is also striking and mysterious and it instantly caught my attention.
I feel like I’m one of those rare ducks that isn’t full of a ton of unpopular opinions? It was a struggle to come up with these, but I did it. Here they are!
Please note: If you disagree with any of these that is 100% okay! I’m not right and you’re not wrong.
Aurora Rising was a pretty terrible book. After loving the Illuminae Files I was incredibly disappointed with Kaufman and Kristoff’s newest. You can read my full review of it, but be warned it’s full of rants and frustrations.
Dog earring pages is okay. Sometimes I don’t want to keep up with a bookmark, but I have too much going on in life to try and remember what page I’m on for next time I sit down to read. To me they’re marks of love and give a book character.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is to share books from your favorite genre, but I feel like I’ve told y’all about my favorite contemporary books a million times now, so let’s do graphic novels instead! I prefer standalone graphic novels instead of single issue ones in volumes. Here are ten of my favorites!
(It was really hard not to just turn this into a fan post about Tillie Walden. I limited myself to only two of her books and it really killed me.)
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden left me speechless. This graphic novel has everything you could possibly want. Space? Check. Badass female characters? Check. Queer rep? Check. A non-binary character? Check. An exciting story? Check. Seriously, this book is everything. It’s so emotional and even though it’s long you’ll fly right through it because you won’t want to put it down. If I could only recommend one graphic novel to people for the rest of my life, this one would be it.