Happy Thursday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Thursday Discussion. Essentially, this is a biweekly meme where you write a post based on the prompt for that week. The post can be as long or as short as you want, and you can talk about as much or as little as you want. Visit this page for the upcoming topics! It happens every other week, and I generally post the topics a month(ish) in advance.
This week the topic is books by LGBTQ+ authors on my TBR. I have mixed feelings about #ownvoices queer books, because I don’t think people should have to out themselves to write a story. That being said, I also believe in supporting queer authors and supporting #ownvoices books when we can.
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed: I’m really excited for this book and it sounds like a lot of things I like. Badass women, intense YA, a pretty cover. I’ve heard so many good things about it, so I need to read it soon.
More Than This by Patrick Ness: I love Patrick Ness, so this could honestly be any of his books. But we have a physical copy of More Than This, so I should read it soon.
Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead: according to CBC, Joshua Whitehead is a queer Indigenous person, and this book sounds super interesting. I’m all for supporting my Canadian authors, so I should really get to this soon.
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi: I believe Akwaeke Emezi was the first person to be nominated for the Women’s Prize who openly identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. I’ve heard a lot about this book and really want to read it at some point.
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf: I bought a copy of this book at a used book sale recently, and I really want to read it soon. I just always want to read more classics, particularly classics by women.
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: EVERYONE on Twitter has loved this book lately, and it honestly sounds like something I’d love. Hate to love? Fake dating? An openly bisexual author who uses she/they pronouns? Sounds good to me.
So those are some books by LGBTQ+ authors that I want to read soon. Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Are there any others you recommend? Let me know!