Okay, before I jump into this post, I have to explain that every book on this list comes from this incredible list of 110 sapphic books. As my blog this week may show, I have been trying to get myself to read more sapphic books and that involves putting them on my wishlist. This week I am apparently focusing on the gays, at least when blogging is involved, so that is chill I guess. Anyways, onto the actual content of this post.
Top 5 Wednesdays come from a Goodreads group dedicated to creating prompts for bloggers/youtubers/other things maybe. The group is currently on hiatus for the summer, but the host encouraged people to look back upon older prompts. I had planned to just do the prompts from each past year for each month (like June 2019 would use June 2018 prompts), but I have decided that I am going to let myself chose my favorite of several prompts. Today’s post is from July 2016 and it is all about the books you have most recently added to your wishlist that you are dying to get your hands on!
This is a graphic novel that is a lesbian fairytale? How have I not heard of it before Sunday? Anyways, now that I am aware that it exists I need to find a copy of it and read it. I loved most of the sapphic graphic novels I read last month, so I have been thinking at the back of my mind that I needed to find more and here we are. This also just sounds like it is a fun and exciting story, plus based off of the cover the art style seems like something I would like. Basically I am going to need to read this book like ASAP.
II. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
A fun fact about me: I love middle grade. I love seeing how the genre has changed since I was younger and how it is becoming more diverse and inclusive and this book is proof of that. I mean, a middle grade about a girl figuring out she likes girls? Sign me up. Like, all the way up. Underline my name a couple of times just to be safe.
The cover of this is also super pretty and the description sounds like it is going to be very hard hitting and I am probably not ready but I would like to think I am ready. I also enjoyed How To Make A Wish by the same author, so I am hoping that I enjoy this one as well.
First off, this cover is very bright and it kind of hurts my eyes so I feel like if I do obtain this it will need to be in an electronic format. Second off, I have never read a novel told in dual perspectives across time periods but I have always wanted to. Given that this is that and it is gay, I feel like it is a great place for me to start. I am also a huge history nerd and I was very interested in the dynamics of the 1950s so the fact that one of the perspectives takes place in D.C. in 1955 is very exciting to me. All around this just seems like something I would enjoy so I would love to get my hands on a copy.
A review that I read said that this is like every high school cliche but gay, so I like, I need it immediately. AP English is also a background setting and as someone who suffered through two year of AP English, I am not looking forward to that but I am looking forward to reading a super sweet story full of all of those cliches except that they’re gay. I may have also caved and already bought the Kindle version of this because it was only 5 dollars and I just really wanted it but it is staying on this list anyways because I am too lazy to find another book and write about it.
First off, I would just like to say how much I love this cover. Second off, I actually read the description for this (and most of the ones above? who am I?) and it sounds really fun. I love music and while I don’t have any experience with playing in a band (unless you count the three years of middle school when I played the French horn very badly), I feel like they always make for fun story elements? Anyways I just want to read this book and also I love this cover.
Welp, that is it for today. This post is a lot shorter than normal but that is not necessarily bad given that I have been getting very long winded recently. But what about you guys, what books are you dying to get your hands on right now? Have you read any of these? Let’s chat in the comments!