Hello everyone!! Here are a bunch of mini reviews of the books I read for the Queer Lit readathon!! I got a few bingos, which I’m super happy about, and I hope to read the books I didn’t have time to read next month. Either way, let’s get into it!!
Graphic novel, fantasy. Disabled main character, non-binary main character, lesbian grandmas
This was so, so cute and I totally recommend it!! You should DEFINITELY read this; it’s short, it’s cute, it has great rep and most importantly witches (and werewolves). It’s totally worth the hour or so it’ll take to read! It’s really the kind of short and sweet graphic novel I know you’ll love. The drawing style is really great, I loved it!! The romance is very cute – although not the most important part of the story, which I really loved as well – and comes very naturally. And, most importantly, cool lesbian grandmas.
Graphic novel, nonfiction.
This was absolutely adorable and very informative!! The drawings were so cute and I really loved how everything was explained. I personally didn’t learn many new things (but I did learn some new things!!!) and yet I still think it’s something you should read. It takes next to no time to read, it’s a good way to educate yourself and it’s fun & cute!!! Seriously, read this.
Listen. Listen. This was beautiful. I’ve got so many highlights from the amazing poems. The only problem is, I’m really not a fan of poetry – but hey, that’s my bad, nothing against the book.
If you enjoy poetry, this is definitely a book to read. I definitely enjoyed this way more than I would have another poetry book!
& remember, loneliness is still time spent with the world
The body was made soft
to keep up
Because the difference
between prayer & mercy
is how you move
As if my finger
tracing your collarbone
behind closed doors
to erase myself
webtoon, science-fiction. lesbians
story: 10/10, drawing: 10/10, rep: POC, LGBTQ+, non-binary side characters, content warnings: really cute girlfriends that will make you swoon, a really cool futuristic world I wish I could live in (give me the mods omg changing your appearance sounds so cool!!! Also, I really appreciate that Sunati doesn’t change the color of her (beautiful) skin), I’m still not over the cute asf koala, Austen is so??? Beautiful??? I literally have a crush on both main characters lol oops
OKAY THIS WHOLE WEBTOON WAS SO AMAZING
Like, the story was great, I loved both Austen and Sunati so much (and all the side characters!! Loved loved loved Rae (she’s so gorgeous too??? like. ma’am.)
The rep in this webtoon is also seriously amazing, I thought it was so fun that Austen has dads and Sunati’s parents are in a polyamorous (hope I spelled that correctly) relationship (and an accepted by those around them one!). Sunati without fashion mods is so so so so pretty too 😭 honestly every character in that webtoon is so cute and/or beautiful – can we talk about how they can all rock really amazing haircuts??? like I wish!? Sunati changes haircuts like a gazillion times (I’m exaggerating) and she looks amazing in every single one, and Austen with short hair yesssssss.
Either way I really really really recommend this webtoon!! Seriously the story is great and the drawing style is one of my favourites ever. Totally recommend!!!
PS: the sountrack that came with the webtoon was honestly insane. It added so much to the “ambiance” and just the music in itself was great. If you’re going to read it, make sure to listen to the soundtrack as well!!!
graphic novel, contemporary, pan main character, a LGBTQ+ story that’s not about coming out
Wow!! This was super cute. The drawing style is amazing!! The story was really nice – although short – and man that pansexual rep!!!! I liked how they never actually said that she was pansexual – I am assuming here based on things I read. As the story progressed, you kinda understand more and more thanks to context. Plus, I liked the curvy rep. And the POC rep.
In the end this was a really cute read and you should give it a try! The only thing I didn’t like so much was the end; it just felt really rushed and maybe a little unnecessary? But that doesn’t change the fact that it was a fun read, nothing super deep. Just not a five star read for me 🙂
comic book, contemporary. LGBTQ+ friends
Well, that was the shortest thing I’ve ever read. The beginning was really really good tho!! I definitely want to read more. But like nothing really happened in this (yet). How much did I pay for this? I’m just really surprised at how short it was. Either way – I love it already!! I hope to read the next issues soon.
comic book, contemporary. gay main character
Year 1: A super cute beginning!! I love all the characters that each have their little thing – I’m a little suspicious of Jack, though – and Bittle is seriously so cute. He definitely is from the South which made me laugh “y’all” “goodness gracious”. I’m going to read the second book now, and I’m really excited to see where this goes!! It’s definitely a light, fun, cute asf read, but my one complaint is that nothing much happens. That’s okay, because well it’s still pretty short and the cute makes up for it, but still. there’s next to no plot.
Year 2: Well, I’ve got to say the cuteness level definitely didn’t go down. Bittle and his pies are so cute, I’m sorry. And how he can literally just make food appear is so funny. I guess I don’t really have anything good & new to say about this that I haven’t said in my review of Year One! It was still adorable, I still loved the characters, and Jack grew on me.
I still have to admit the lack of plot is a bit unsettling and I didn’t like it that much, although it did improve in this one compared to the previous book. This one also had a bit more romance which was fun – wasn’t super excited when I realised between who and who the romance was going be, and while it definitely grew on my some convincing will still need to happen. It felt kind of rushed, like one day Bittle was just like oh I have a crush on him. Most of the two books felt a bit like that actually; both like nothing was happening and that what was happening was either rushed or came out of nowhere. But in the end, it wasn’t that bad. I said it before, the cuteness makes up for it a bit.
graphic novel, contemporary. M/M
OH MY GOD THIS WAS THE CUTEST THING EVER
I’m sooooo hungry now because of all the food (I also want bread really bad – there’s a recipe at the end of the book watch me actually bake it). The illustration was BEAUTIFUL, seriously I loved it so much. The story was also great, so so so so cute, and just the right length. Hector is THE CUTEST, not only his appearance (his dimple omg his dimples) but his personality. I love him so much!!! Ari is kind of annoying sometimes (I’m kinda mad at him for the end but huh) but he’s not a perfect person/character and I’m also okay with that!! Flawed characters for the win.
Overall this was a really adorable summer vibes, gay graphic novel that will literally make you so hungry (and will make you swoon (lots)). 10/10 would recommend!!!
adult historical fiction, LGBTQ+, contemporary
Read my review here!
That’s all for now!! Thank you all so much for reading! I really hope to read all the books I missed soon, they all look so good and I’m sad I didn’t have time to read them rip.
Have you read any of these? If yes, tell me what you thought of them!! If you haven’t, is there one or two you want to read now?
Stay safe everyone!! Sending you lots of love!!! ❤️
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