I had a tag planned for today; however, like always, there is a but. It’s the 2nd of April, and I have already finished four books, three of which are for NeverMore-athon. Before I start with the books, I want to say that I read nine books for the transrights-athon and donated 45 euros (49 dollars) to Transgender Law Center. My current read is Letter from the Dead by Jack Gatland, and I would describe it with a question. What is the connection between a twenty-year-old solved case, a TV Evangelist and a politician?
A novel I carried over from March is Could Have Been Us by Camilla Evergreen. We meet Harper and Cyprian (I don’t think I ever pronounced his name right during the whole book). Cyprian dreams of taking over his family’s publishing house, where he meets Harper, a designer who wants to be an author. I found Harper’s obsession with nicknames annoying, but for the rest, we all know that I’m a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope, especially in a bookish setting. I also found Bianca (Harper’s sister) quite fun.
A memoir/non-fiction I got for the trans rights readathon but didn’t manage to get to was Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee. One quote that hit home with me was, “My abiding fear remained for years after I began injecting testosterone that I would be made strange, and that in my strangeness, I would not be loved.” It’s true that we want our loved ones to see us as us, but there is a massive fear that the people we love change how they feel about us. I also finished If I Tell You the Truth by Jasmin Kaur and The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander, which I hope to talk about them in another post.