Looking back on 2018, I read a whole lot.. But what are the best ten contemporary books I read? Find out here!
Contemporary and LGBTQIA+? I could not resist - and I don't think any of you would expect me to either. The synopsis itself intrigued me as well but did this novel gave me everything I hoped for?
At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it, requested it and.. by some amazing miracle actually got my hands on an eARC?! And then I finished it and it all came crashing down.
Seeing the cover of this book, I immediately knew I was going to love it. I just had to love it - there was no way I would have it disappoint me. So, what I'm basically saying is that this book had a whole lot to live up to without me having read the blurb at that point. I couldn't imagine a story with transgender rep being anything but amazing and I was right! Or, at least I was until I'd finished the book and decided to read some own-voice reviews...
As someone identifying as bisexual, it's important for me to read more unknown LGBTQIA+-books as well. One of those books is You're You by Mette Bach. This isn't just an ordinary contemporary though, so let's dive into my review!
Can you imagine my face when I came across this? Cinderella Boy? That equals a Cinderella retelling, but LGBTQIA+? I don't even want to try and describe my reaction but there was screaming involved - and maniacally clicking the request-button. Did it live up to my expectations? Did it blow me away?
If you know my blog, you know I also love my food, my munches. Seeing the blurb of this novel, I pretty much jumped at it. I needed it, craved it, wanted to devour it right that second. Why would I not want to read a story set during a cooking competition?