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July 16: Auto-Buy Authors

Elizabeth  Penn
Elizabeth Penn
Harper Bliss
Harper Bliss
Addison Moore
Addison Moore
Linwood Barclay
Linwood Barclay
Sylvia Day
Sylvia Day
Lee Child
Lee Child
James Patterson
James Patterson
Peter Robinson
Peter Robinson
Stacy Claflin
Stacy Claflin
Lesley Pearse
Lesley Pearse

Alex

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July 9: Character Freebie (any topic you want that deals with book characters!)

Today, I’ll share my top ten favourite transgender characters. This can count as a recommendation for trans relate books.

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
by Jazz Jennings

Being Jazz is an non-fiction book that talks about Jazz’s life and who she become the strong young woman she is today.

The Definition of Normal: ...A Transgender Love Story
The Definition of Normal: …A Transgender Love Story
by E.S. Carpenter

Stephie was the first trans character I ever read and she holds a special place in my heart.

The Other Boy
The Other Boy
by M.G. Hennessey

Shane Woods story is the first book I read in 2018.

Lily and Dunkin
Lily and Dunkin
by Donna Gephart

Lily is witty and smart which will make you love her.

The Pants Project
The Pants Project
by Cat Clarke

Liv is just canny and funny.

Life Underwater
Life Underwater
by Matthew J. Metzger

This book has a trans main character and what I find to be an unique plot line.

Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man
Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man
by Chaz Bono

In this book we read about Chaz and his live in the spotlight.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
by Susan Kuklin

You guys already know how much I love this book.

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition
Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition
by Katie Rain Hill
 

It’s interest to see how the media affected Katie.

Bump
Bump
by Matthew J. Metzger

This book talks about a taboo subject trans man and pregnancy.

Alex

 

 

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July 2: Childhood Favorites

So here is my issue I don’t remember any childhood reads. The reason could be that because I have dyslexia and I had a super hard time learning how to read so my mind might have wiped out those memories. What I’m going to list are books that I would read to my kids if I ever have them.

Key Words

LGBTQIA+ REP =🌈

Disability REP = ♿

Dropping In
Dropping In
by Geoff Havel ♿
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
by Todd Burpo,
 Lynn Vincent
Peter Darling
Peter Darling
by Austin Chant 🌈
George
George
by Alex Gino🌈
Five Feet Apart
Five Feet Apart
by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
by Rachel Simon♿
Lily and Dunkin
Lily and Dunkin
by Donna Gephart 🌈
The Pants Project
The Pants Project
by Cat Clarke🌈
Gracefully Grayson
Gracefully Grayson
by Ami Polonsky 🌈
Wonder
Wonder
(Wonder #1)
by R.J. Palacio

Alex

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June 25: Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them
Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them
by Girl A
Hexwood
Hexwood
by Diana Wynne Jones
Swipe Right for Murder
Swipe Right for Murder
by Derek Milman

That is if I get a copy.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
by Mark T. Sullivan
Otherworld (Last Reality, #1)
Otherworld
(Last Reality #1)
by Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
An Anonymous Girl
An Anonymous Girl
by Greer Hendricks , Sarah Pekkanen
The Wife Between Us
The Wife Between Us
by Greer Hendricks , Sarah Pekkanen
The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection
The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection
by Joyce Smith, Ginger Kolbaba
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
by Tahereh Mafi
The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

This is the longest book on this list, Goodreads says it’s 771 pages.

As you guys can see I chose a bit of everything. In August, I have a month long holiday from work so I hope to read a lot. Some of the books from this list have a movie version so I can’t wait to watch some movies too.

What books do you have in your list?

Alex

 

Top Five Wednesday (Rewind) 6th July 2016

Hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and Lainey @ gingerreadslainey.

July 6th: Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone 
— These are books that you enjoyed that aren’t something you typically read. For example, nonfiction if you usually read fiction, contemporary if you usually read fantasy, etc. etc. They do not all have to be from the same genre, just an assortment of books outside your usual genre of choice.

Travelling Light: Poetry
Travelling Light: Poetry
by Vickie Johnstone
Grief Is a Hungry Business
Grief Is a Hungry Business
by Di Jones
Grey (Fifty Shades as Told by Christian, #1)
Grey
(Fifty Shades as Told by Christian #1)
by E.L. James
Sweet Treats: A Valentine's Day Short Story Romance Boxed Set (Blueberry Springs, #4)
Sweet Treats: A Valentine’s Day Short Story Romance Boxed Set
(Blueberry Springs #4)
by Jean Oram
His Bride for One Night
His Bride for One Night
by Miranda Lee

Alex

June To Be Read

Tangerine
Tangerine
by Christine Mangan

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends—once inseparable roommates—haven’t spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy—always fearless and independent—helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.

But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice—she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice’s husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind.

Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a book—a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless.

Million Love Songs
Million Love Songs
by Carole Matthews

After splitting up with her cheating ex-husband, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single again for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is another serious relationship.

Mason Soames represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s charming, handsome, and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun, and yet Ruby can’t help feel that something is missing. Joe Edwards, on the other hand, is also lovely and handsome but he comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children.

Ruby soon has some very tough decisions to make. Is she ready for a relationship of any kind, and what type of life does she really want? Because while Ruby may think she knows what she wants, is that what she needs to be truly happy?

Feel-good, wonderful and an absolute must-read from the queen of romance Carole Matthews, Ruby’s story will make you laugh, cry and leave you wanting more. It’s about to get emotional in Million Love Songs

In My Sister's Shoes
In My Sister’s Shoes
by Sinéad Moriarty

Kate O’Brien is thirty and has very little to think about except trying to keep her balance as she totters up London’s media-land ladder.

Fiona O’Brien is Kate’s responsible older sister – with a husband, twin boys, a dog and now … a life-changing problem.

It’s a problem that means Kate going back to Dublin. Pronto. There she finds herself stepping into Fiona’s shoes – and discovering that she’s definitely not cut out to be a domestic goddess. On top of that, the ex she thought she’d got over years ago turns up to haunt her.

Will either of the O’Brien sisters survive? And even if they do, can either of them slip back into their old shoes ever again?

Line of Fire (Nick Stone #19)
Line of Fire
(Nick Stone #19)
by Andy McNab

Nick Stone is back in an up-to-the-minute thriller – ripped fresh from the headlines.

Stone has returned to London.

The world is in a state of unrest and opportunists are looking to take advantage of an unstable world.

Their motives are unclear. But their threat is real.

Who are they really working for?

Bad Boy (Inspector Banks, #19)
Bad Boy
(Inspector Banks #19)
by Peter Robinson

A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But Banks is abroad, and the woman’s revelation of a loaded gun hidden in her daughter Erin’s bedroom leads to a shocking fatality when a police armed-response team breaks into her house. The fallout will have dark consequences for Banks and his partner, DI Annie Cabbot. It turns out that Erin’s best friend is Banks’ own daughter, Tracy . . . who was last seen in the company of the weapon’s actual owner, a very bad boy indeed.

Now that his child is on the run with a psychopath, Banks finds himself caught in a bloody tangle of betrayal and murder. But the rogue DCI is a bit of a bad boy himself, and he’ll freely risk his life and career in the cause of love—and vengeance.

Piece of My Heart (Inspector Banks, #16)
Piece of My Heart
(Inspector Banks #16)
by Peter Robinson

1969… In an era of free love and rebellion, a dead body is discovered among the detritus of a recently concluded rock festival—a beautiful young woman stabbed so savagely through the chest that a piece of her heart was sliced off.

Now… A freelance journalist, a stranger to the region, is savagely bludgeoned to death in a shocking act of violence with no apparent motive.

Two murders separated by four decades are investigated by two very different but equally haunted investigators—one, a casualty of war unable to come to terms with a confusing new world; the other, a rogue policeman harbouring ghosts of his own. But the truth behind a grisly present-day slaying may somehow be hidden in the amplified, drug-induced fog of a notorious past, propelling Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks into the darkest shadows of the peace, love, and rock ‘n’ roll generation.

If you haven’t guessed yet by the blurbs, I was gifted those books or bought myself and I read or try to read any book I’m given. Now I will go on my Goodreads to read list and pick two books at random.

Whatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@ked
Whatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@ked
by S.J. Goslee
These Witches Don't Burn
These Witches Don’t Burn
(These Witches Don’t Burn #1)
by Isabel Sterling

Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.

But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah’s concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah’s sure it’s the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: Veronica.

While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town. But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she’s going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem’s witches become deadlier by the day.

Soon June is pride month, I need LGBTQIA+ books recommendations I can add to my list this month. So use comments section to do that! Looking forward to hear what you want me to read.

Alex 

 

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May 21: Books That I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch (too special/valuable, perhaps?) (submitted by Savannah Grace @ Scattered Scribblings)

Since, I normally donate all the books I read and I’ll create a wish list of books that I wish I had. Having said that I do have two books that I always kept from the time I was gifted them.

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard
Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard
by Alex Bertie
The Definition of Normal: ...A Transgender Love Story
The Definition of Normal: …A Transgender Love Story
by E.S. Carpenter
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
The Other Boy
The Other Boy
by M.G. Hennessey
The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd
Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
by Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
LGBTIQ Youth Activism: The past & the present
LGBTIQ Youth Activism: The past & the present
by Bizuayehu Castaniere, Kirsty Farrugia

This book is written by the Maltese Lgbtiqa+ community and I would never let it go.

A Seat at the Table
A Seat at the Table
by Simon Bartolo
Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo (Toronto, #1)
Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo
(Toronto #1)
by Heather Wardell

This one is a weird one, I loved it.

The Elephant Whisperer
The Elephant Whisperer
by Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

Alex