Rainbow Reading: November 20

Bite-sized reviews of the LGBTQ books I’ve read in the past week. All titles are linked to their Goodreads page.

Between November 14th and 20th, I read:

cover images of CHANGELESS, BLAMELESS, HEARTLESS, TIMELESS, THE QUEER AND TRANSGENDER RESILIENCE WORKBOOK, THE MIDWINTER WITCH, and ALICE PAYNE RIDES arranged in a grid

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TBR Acrostic: NaNoWriMo

I read 61 books in October and my TBR… went down! by nine books! from 234 titles on October 1st to 225 titles on November 1st. This is the first time the list has actually gotten smaller since April, so I am very proud of myself.

I highlighted eight books and a graphic novel series in my October acrostic, and I read two of the books and the entire graphic novel series, volumes one through nine of The Wicked + the Divine.

November is National Novel Writing Month, which is a fun and frenetic writing extravaganza that I’ve participated in nine times. I’m doing it again this year, so of course my acrostic this month has to be NaNoWriMo.

What’s on the list?

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ARC Review: Master of Restless Shadows

Cover of Master of Restless Shadows, Book OneI received a copy of Master of Restless Shadows from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Master of Restless Shadows by Ginn Hale is an adult fantasy novel set in Hale’s Cadeleonian universe. It is very important to note that while this is book one of the Master of Restless Shadows duology, it is book five in the overall universe, following the Lord of the White Hell and Champion of the Scarlet Wolf duologies.

I had not properly understood that when I started this book. I have read the Lord of the White Hell books (albeit more than two years ago) but I haven’t read the Champion of the Scarlet Wolf books. While Master of Restless Shadows has different main characters, the plot, multiple secondary characters, and a lot of references are heavily tied to the previous books in the universe.

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Themed Recommendations: #AceAwarenessWeek

It’s the first day of Asexual Awareness Week (Oct. 20-26), so what better time to give you book recommendations with asexual and demisexual characters?

I’m going to try to feature some books that aren’t on every go-to list, so Every Heart a Doorway, Tash Hearts Tolstoy, and Let’s Talk about Love aren’t here. Let’s branch out! There are a lot of ace-spec books out there now, and I for one am thrilled about it.

So here are eight of my favorites:

Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad, #3) Play It Again The Perfect Assassin (The Chronicles of Ghadid, #1) Gender Queer: A Memoir Brightest Gold Into the Blue The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers, #2) Royal Rescue

 

 

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