Rainbow Reading: October 17

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

Between October 10th and 16th, I read:

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ARC Review: A Position in Paris

A Position in ParisI received a copy of A Position in Paris from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

A Position in Paris by Megan Reddaway is set in post-World War I Paris and focuses on two British men. Colonel James Clarynton lost a leg and an eye in the war and is recuperating in Paris; Edmund Vaughan’s reasons for avoiding Britain are hidden in mystery. The two cross paths when Clarynton hires Vaughan as a typist to transcribe his book.

If I were to describe this book in one word, it would be “sweet”. It’s told through the two men’s journals – primarily through James’ – and as such we’re treated to a great deal of the characters’ thoughts, feelings, and internal motivations. Their connection develops and deepens slowly; it feels natural. Everything is measured, quiet, contemplative.

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