Top 5 Wednesday

June 27th: Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year
–Halfway through the year, and it’s time to evaluate our reading goals and take a look at our TBRs for the second half of the year!

Full Hearts and Empty Bellies Full Hearts and Empty Bellies (Forest Trilogy #1) by Winifred Foley

Boy Meets Boy Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

I'll Give You the Sun I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Openly Straight (Openly Straight, #1) Openly Straight (Openly Straight #1) by Bill Konigsberg

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue Guide #1)( by Mackenzi Lee
History Is All You Left Me History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
What books do you want to read? Let me know in the comments below.
Alex
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Relationship

Not long ago my partner wrote a post about us on this blog, so I said why not write one myself in hopes that my family won’t see it or read it, but sometimes things are worth the risk. Being an open transgender on the internet brings positive and negative feedback, and I met my boyfriend that way. Someone posted a negative comment on me and this person I didn’t know at the time stood up for me. So I messaged him with a thank you, and that’s how we got to know each other. We started dated he broke with me after a week because he wasn’t ready for a relationship. Things changed this year, and we are back to together, and I can’t wait to meet you in person.

Happy Pride,
Alex

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Alex As Well + None of the Above=Unique

Here we take a look at the life of two girls who are intersex.

Queens of Geek + Ship It =Queerness

Based on comic cons and female power.

Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) + Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1) =Big is beautiful

Big girls with big opinions.

Girl Mans Up +Noteworthy = Girls who stand up from themselves

Two girls who stand up for who they are.

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen + Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard = Trans Kindom

Two young people telling their story.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman + Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills = Radio awesomeness

We take a look at how strong media is.

 

As you might have notice I chose a lot of queer books since we are still in pride month.

Happy Pride,

Alex

 

 

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

None of the above is about a girl who just found out that she is intersex. I am not even going to try and explain what the term intersex is due to the fact I’m not a doctor nor am I a person who is intersex. Therefore, the way I understand might be wrong. I want to remind people, that being intersex is still a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, so let’s not leave people out. Like the main character in this book, I know what is like to be mislabeled and misunderstood, and it’s not a great feeling believe me. I really liked the main character and the honesty in this book. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

None of the Above

Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) by Becky Albertalli

Let me start by saying that I loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda the first book in this series or is it going to be a series I don’t know!. Leah the main character started bothering from the first pages, and that’s a first for me I never began to dislike a character so fast. Right before she came out, she made it seem that her life will end and that’s the message closeted people need to hear. I don’t get it how she can be so judgemental toward her queer friends when she is bisexual herself. I’m sorry, but this book just rubbed me the wrong way. I gave it two out of five stars and the only reason why I gave two stars because of the plus sizes representation.

Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2)

Blogging and Books helped me escape

 

About a few days, I got a comment wondering how my most of my family don’t know that I’m trans. The reason they asked is that I wrote about it in that post and this the answer I gave them at the time.
“They do see me, sadly I don’t “pass” as male and that honestly makes me tear up. What hurts more than not ‘passing’ that I never hear he, his and him, the pronouns that belong to me. My endocrinologist won’t give me hormones if I don’t tell dad, even if I’m 22. Sorry if I gave you too much information. Here I get to be myself. Alex”

And yesterday I was asked what got me into writing, and my answer was. It just helped me escape from my life and allows me to be me. I own my passion for writing a lot it saved me my life at times. Writing and books offered and still give a run from the world around me when I need it. What regrets me taking hormones I’m sure that my endocrinologist has their reason for wanting to come out to dad, and I respect that, but I have personal reasons I can’t tell my dad.
I’m myself, I love and care, I’m queer.

Happy Pride,
Alex

The Transgender Manifesto by Ian Thomas Malone

The first few words that I was told when I got on this earth “congratulations it’s a girl”. I barely had time to take my first breaths, but society was already defining I should be this one gender based on my genitals not on my mind and soul. Much say, but you can’t prove you are trans, I am going to ask the same question. How can you prove that you are a girl or a boy you can’t because different people are in different positions on the gender spectrum.

 

In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell which is a classic which most schools study at least, that’s how it is here in Malta states that ‘ All man are equal’ or something in that meaning. So let’s treat people more fairly and not focus on body parts as much. My opinion on the bathroom law I think most of the trans humans ( because don’t forget that we are talking about human beings like you) want to do their business, and they are out of there without any harm to anyone.

 

I haven’t came out while in school. However, I do work at a school. All the restrooms are unisex which makes me very comfortable for everyone. Like this book rightly points out that President Donald Trump just banned transgender people from the military which I honestly can’t wrap my head around it because at the end of the day we all want to keep our country safe no matter of gender right?

 

A lot of people say it’s a choice to be trans, can you hear me out on this one like I didn’t choose to have Cerebral Palsy I have no say what so ever in being a transgender guy. Many people argue that the rate of suicide is too high and unrealistic if society had more acceptance to lgbtqia+ that will make that rate to drop. Most of us like myself don’t want the spotlight but just our fundamental human rights like everyone else. We don’t start transitioning and hormones on a whim it takes thought and therapy. This book was given to me by Netgalley for an honest review. Beware that this is just my opinion and my rating is 4 out of 5.

The Transgender Manifesto