Better late than never? I know Pride Month has already passed but I can’t not review these LGBT reads!
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Published May 14, 2019
When the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales–who also happens to be his archnemesis, by the way–things get a little bit messy.
Alex and Henry’s relationship were surprisingly fluffy even though the content was very… adult. I loved all the characters and the side plots because it made the entire cast come together without making them look like props to Alex and Henry’s secret sexual relationship.
Though I admit that the latter half wasn’t as exciting as the first half, I still found myself enjoying the story! 4 solid stars for this debut novel.
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
Published September 21, 2017
Late to the game but I was finally able to read this gem while in New York. Narrated in such a way that brought me back to my teen years where all I did was pine for the out-of-my-league love interest, I have to say proper thanks to Aciman are in order (no matter how cringey it made me feel looking back to those years).
The movie was a good interpretation of this book, but it’s still something to be Elio, reading his thoughts, feeling his emotions, and pondering every detail as he reminisces the summer that changed his life. The ending truly was the clincher–my heart ached for all those years that passed. I was blown away by this story and by the writing talent of Aciman. 5 stars.
Have you read these LGBT books?
Feel free to give me recommendations in the comments!