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How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom, S.J. Goslee

Last Pride read for June of 2020! I will continue to read diverse books including LGBTQ+ characters (and I gotta step up on all the other groups for sure) throughout the year but for Pride month, this is our last one. And it was a cute one to end on! Not particularly well written, but as long as you know what you’re getting into, How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom is a perfect, quick, poolside read!

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Only Mostly Devastated, Sophie Gonzales

Ok, even as I was getting ready to wish everyone a happy pride (Happy Pride Month! May it never be limited to 30 days!) I was like oh my gosh. I’m about to post a review of a gay romance written by a woman. I AM PART OF THE PROBLEM. Which I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. Am I buying books to support black bookshop owners? POC authors? Authors who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community? Sometimes, yes. But not as much as I could be. So you better believe I’ll be doing more moving forward. If my book habits don’t align with my real world habits, what am I doing?

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Wilder Girls, Rory Power

Alright. Here’s the thing. I love it when people praise a book. When they talk about it’s ground breaking and unique. I love books and want them to be good. But I’m going to have to start ignoring hype. Because Rory Power was supposed to rock my world with Wilder Girls but I was so underwhelmed.

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Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

Lippincott does an incredible job of shining light on Cystic Fibrosis in this sweet story about two teens who fall in love but can never touch. Did I read this up because my best friend and I love Cole Sprouse? And because I’m the kind of person that likes to read the book before seeing the movie? Maybe. But that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that I read it, and I liked it. Let me tell you why.

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