Thursday, March 27, 2014

LGBT Month Sign-Up Post

LGBT Month is hosted by Cayce at Fighting Dreamer and Laura at Laura Plus Books. It runs throughout April and it’s here to celebrate LGBT readers, LGBT authors and of course LGBT books!
Introducing… LGBT Month! Throughout the month of April, Laura and Cayce decided that we should celebrate the LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) through our love of books. 
This event has no real rules. All you have to do is read and share LGBT+ books. At least one book or one post! Try to spread the acceptance of LGBT+. You don’t need to have ablog. You can have a YouTube channel, you can review books on Goodreads and/or you can use the hashtag #LGBTApril on Twitter!
Different things we’ll be doing during April are reviews, giveaways, guest posts, discussions, everything! We really hope you can too! There will also be Twitter parties! At the beginning of each week, we’ll post a Linky. There, you can link-up all your different posts. You can read all the things other people are posting too.

I've decided to take part in this LGBT month in April! I love setting myself challenges or reading goals and this reading event really calls out to me. I really do want to see more LGBT story lines and characters in the books that I read. So I've combed through my TBR shelves/Kindle and picked out this list of books that fit.  I'm not sure if I'll make it through this entire list but I'm hoping to review any book I read for this challenge during the month of April as well as (possibly) writing one or two posts about the previous books I've read and loved with LGBT themes and characters.

1. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
2. More Than This by Patrick Ness
3. Shine by Lauren Myracle 
4. Huntress by Malinda Lo
5. The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer
6. Ask the Passengers by AS King
7. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth 
8. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
9. A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke
10. Adaptation by Malinda Lo
11. Every Day by David Levithan
12. How they Met by David Levithan

Will you be taking part in this challenge, too?  I'd love to hear what you'll be reading as well. I would also love for you to share your own recommendations in the comments... Sign ups for this are here.


  1. The only two of these I've read are More Than This and Every Day (both very good!) so I'll definitely be checking out the other books you mentioned. And I didn't know that April will be LGBT month, so I'll look into it as it would be great to take part!

    1. It isn't like nationally recognised or anything :) Just the two bloggers above decided to start something! I was planning on reading my Kindle LGBT books soon anyway so I figured I may as well join up with some other awesome people!

  2. So glad you decided to sign up for this! You know I'm going to push David Levithan books, but I dont really like short stories either but enjoyed How We Met. It takes a couple of stories to get into it, but they are beautiful. I also have Cameron Post and Beauty Queens on my list, so be intrigued to see what you think. And A Kiss in the Dark is amazing! Happy reading :-)

    1. I've really loved the other David Levithan books I've read so I'm not entirely sure how I've managed to accumulate 3 unread books of his! And honestly, I've had Beauty Queens for YEARS. It's ridiculous.

  3. Thank you for joining in this celebration of everything LGBT! I hope you'll discover many great LGBT+ stories during April.

    Oh, and I spy Adaptation on your list! I really enjoyed that one :)

  4. Interesting. April for me is A to Z blog challenge, which I'm using for my reading blog this time around. Though I hadn't heard of LGBT month, except maybe the thing in June, but it's not an online event like this. I am reading Ash for my first book though.

    I'll have to check out some of the posts taking part at least. Thanks for letting us know too.

    1. You're very welcome, Dawn. And good luck with your reading challenge in April :) (I really liked Ash!)


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